Thank you for your continued prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Following are some opportunities to assist our fellow Texans who are victims of this catastrophic storm. They include making sandwiches and clothing donations through The Salvation Army in Lewisville and financial contributions through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Making Sandwiches for The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers and donors to help make sandwiches for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The goal is to make and bag 500 sandwiches every day this week.
The Salvation Army Kitchen
207 Elm Street, Lewisville
Volunteers are asked to bring a loaf of bread/buns, sandwich meat and chips to feed 10 people. Condiments, sandwich bags, and lunch bags will be provided.
Schedule your volunteer day (Wednesday through Friday) with an email to Traci Long, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meals will be transported with The Salvation Army Canteen Team II leaving for the Houston area on Wednesday and Canteen Team III leaving Sunday. They also will be provided to those seeking shelter at the Dallas Convention Center. About 5,000 cots are being set up to assist those being transported from Houston. The Lewisville Salvation Army has started to receive victims from Harvey as well. Current meals can be augmented with new sack meals for those displaced.
Volunteers for Salvation Army Canteen
Those with a food handler card are invited to volunteer to travel to the Houston/Corpus Christi area to help The Salvation Army on the Canteen. The Lewisville Canteen/Food Truck is currently in Freeport. Location can change depending upon need and demand. Teams are needed: Sept 6-10, Sept 10-13, Sept 13-17, and Sept 17-20. A one-hour training course to obtain a food handler card can be taken online for around $10.
Those wanting to donate clothing for Harvey victims, please bag up and label “Harvey” and drop off at The Salvation Army in Lewisville. The clothing will be picked up every morning and transported to Dallas. Comfortable clothing, new socks, new undergarments, baby items, blankets and toiletries are especially needed.
Financial Donations through UMCOR
The nonprofit United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) organization is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the world, including disaster response and relief efforts. UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ. To donate toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, use this link. Supporting UMCOR’s relief efforts will be our September 10 communion offering as well.
We will continue to update you as other opportunities present themselves.