As a result of Hurricane Harvey, hundreds, and possibly thousands of people will be displaced and heading to Dallas this week. According to Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, the Convention Center will house 5,000 people this week and there is a possibility of thousands more who will need shelter as a result of the storm.
As a family of believers, we are called to help those in need. We know that we LOVE DALLAS, but we can also LOVE HOUSTON, too... right?
Many of the disaster relief agencies are still assessing the situation and how best to provide assistance. For now, here is what Valley View plans to do to help at this point:
- The Mayor has called for donations of various items to help with those who will be staying at the Convention Center. We need your help to gather supplies for babies and children, specifically.
- Please bring:
- baby formula
- diapers (various sizes)
- baby/children’s socks
- baby wipes
- Graco Pack n Plays
- Please help provide these items, by dropping them off in the church lobby any day this week between 9am and 5pm, or during the extended hours of 7am - 8pm on Wednesday.
We want to bless these people with a large donation we can take to them by Thursday afternoon. We will also plan to continue to receive donations so that we can take another load next Tuesday.
If you are available on Thursday or next Tuesday to help deliver the supplies, email email@example.com with your name and contact information so we can get a group together.
Because the situation is still unfolding, we will keep you updated about further opportunities to serve both here in Dallas, and in Houston if the need persists.
We are accepting donations of cash, checks, online giving, and text giving for Harvey Relief!
Text the keyword "Harvey" to 84321 with the amount of your donation, and we will purchase supplies with that fund.
Please denote that you are donating to the Harvey fund when giving online or in the memo of your check.