when disaster strikes

we respond.

Due to the unprecedented winter storms that struck this past week, many across Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma are in need of the basics -- and when there is a cry of need the Divine responds -- with human hands reaching back.


Here you will find a variety of ways to make a tangible difference in the lives of neighbors we'll never meet.

Look through the list, pray for the Spirit's leading, and then reach out and lend a hand.


Every day God changes the world for the better, and every day we can be vessels in the Divine plan.


Let's get to work.

ucc issues call to immediate action

through the emergency usa fund

The national setting of the United Church of Christ invites us to share in the effort to engage with long-term clean-up and need in the affected areas by donating to the Emergency U.S.A. fund. Donate directly here


The local church is the core unit of activity in our denominational life, and churches across the South Central Conference are living out our shared mission to love our neighbors right now. Read about their work here.

other ways to lend a hand

make a gift directly to these great organizations on the ground.

Below you will find a list of organizations in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma who are also making a difference.

Check them out and join in their efforts by lending a hand.

LOUISIANA

HERE ARE SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS IN LOUISIANA HELPING NEIGHBORS.

ACANDIA REGIONAL COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING

Serving eight parishes across Louisiana, they are currently seeking donations to both their general fund

and emergency hotel shelter fund.

Visit their website.


FOODBANK OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA

1 in 5 people in the area serviced by the Foodbank of Northeast Louisiana is facing hunger. 

A $10 donation can provide 55 meals.

Visit their website.

oklahoma

here are several organizations in oklahoma helping neighbors.

HOMELESS ALLIANCE

They are seeking donations to operate their day shelter and extend street outreach efforts in Oklahoma City. 

A $4 donation can provide a week's worth of lunches to a person served by the day shelter.

Visit their website.


REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA

Also serving the Oklahoma City area, they have an ongoing call for financial gifts to purchase food for those in need

Visit their website.

texas

here are some of the organizations across texas helping neighbors.

austin disaster relief network

Donations are being accepted to provide people with emergency housing, gift cards, and supplies for both short and long-term needs.

AUSTIN FRONT STEPS


They are seeking donations of new acrylic blankets to serve the homeless in their community


HOUSTON

FOOD BANK

Serving the Houston area, they are on the ground feeding people. 

A $50 gift can purchase

150 meals.

San Antonio

FOOD BANK

Serving southwest Texas, they are on the ground feeding people. 

A $1 donation will purchase

7 meals.