- Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund to support impacted dioceses as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response
- Please don’t send food, clothing or other items! Donations such as these can actually become more of a burden on the local diocesan leaders than a benefit. The most efficient option is supporting the local economy to respond.
- Sign-up on the Ready to Serve page to register as a possible volunteer in the future. These are the lists Episcopal Relief & Development staff share with dioceses when they are ready to recruit external volunteers.
- Read Rob’s Blog on best response practices: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/stories/hurricane-harvey-2017-what-can-i-do-to-help
- Pray! for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and get the latest program updates on Facebook and Twitter @EpiscopalRelief and episcopalrelief.org
- Share the bulletin insert: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/worship-resources/bulletin-inserts
If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will be happy to help.
Peace and Blessings!
Rev. Deacon Glenn D. Morrison
EDOMI Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordinator
The disaster that is taking place in Texas is Catastrophic, over the weekend I was asked more than once what the people in our diocese is doing to help. I want to let everyone know that when the time is right, and only when the time is right, efforts will be put in place to help. Below I am sharing a post from Facebook from Kate Mears, who is the director of Episcopal Relief and Development Disaster Preparedness. Please take note that this disaster is still in the happening right now stage.
We need to pray for everyone in Texas, as Jesus says “Ceaselessly”! If anyone feels that they need to do something right away then please go to the Episcopal Relief and Development Website and follow instructions there: www.episcopalrelief.org.
“Hello friends, I’ve been in touch with Russ in the Diocese of Texas throughout the day today, and he reports extensive damage all over the diocese — priests kayaking in neighborhoods with water up to the roofs, clergy with flooded homes and churches… More news will come in, but please keep all those in the region in your prayers, and I’ll keep you posted about how to help. We hopefully will have a call with DDCs from the full impacted region tomorrow morning, so will be able to share more then.
We have a Hurricane Harvey fund, and I’ll post that link in the comments. I’m also starting to hear from people who want to volunteer — please help remind folks that it’s way, way too early, and they can let us know via Ready to Serve that they want to help down the road. Rain is still falling and damage is extensive, so continue to hold the whole region in your prayers.”
If anyone has any questions please feel free to email me!
Rev. Deacon Glenn D. Morrison
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Cell 248-892-2735