Hurricane Harvey Relief
OUR RESPONSE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
There is a ReThink Life Rapid Response team from our church leaving for Texas this Friday. We will be taking supplies received over the next 48 hours to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. (For the list of items needed and drop off times see the image below) In times like these, we come alongside local churches and ministry partners we are in relationship with. We believe the best way we can help is to equip, resource, and empower the churches that are already in the affected areas because they know the people, places, and areas of greatest need better than we could alone. The churches we partner with also have incredible volunteers who are committed and able to serve their community in both the short-term and long-term. These churches have built relationships that allow them to offer not only practical help, but the emotional and spiritual care that is desperately needed in the midst of disaster. People will turn and look to God in times like these. Through the local church, they will experience His hands pulling them to safety, His feet pushing through the flood waters to provide relief, and His love creating hope when it is needed most. We believe God is present in this recovery, right there in the trenches—helping, healing, and working through His people to provide light in a time of darkness.
Many of you have asked how you can help. We are so thankful for your commitment to loving people in need. Right now, the flood waters are still rising, and the best thing we can do is let the relief professionals do their job. Once the flood waters begin to recede, we will let you know how you can be a part of the teams we will send to serve the local church and those affected by this tragedy. You are already helping in a major way through your giving. We will continue to send resources from the ReThink Life missions budget on your behalf. If you would like to give more, you can designate an offering through ReThink Life Church (just click on the Hurricane Harvey Relief tab) You may also text to give by texting RTLRELIEF to 97000. We will receive a link with a form to give.
We will give you an update Sunday in all of our services. Thank you for your love, support, prayers, and generosity.