Christ the King Church has signed up to be part of the Congregational Disaster Readiness of Harris County (sponsored by Houston Responds, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Hope Disaster Recovery). As such we join with other congregations to expedite relief and recovery in communities impacted by a disaster. There was already a plan in place to assist with continued Harvey recovery throughout October, but with Imelda’s recent destruction, there’s even more need. If you have any availability weekdays or weekends during October, you are invited to register to assist recovery efforts at hopedrtx.org/October-rebuildfest.
The vision is to have a comprehensive, collaborative and coherent (three C’s) action plan for congregations to effectively deliver essential relief and recovery service during and after a disaster, in partnership with and in support of responsible agencies. This coordinated delivery of service is expected to prevent redundancy, save money, minimize disruption of services and improve outcomes. Through this collaboration our members can both access support services and can mobilize to volunteer in the aftermath of a disaster in a more integrated and cooperative manner than in years past. If you are interested in joining our congregation’s disaster response team, please contact Beverly Davis. Taskforces include: compassionate care providing emotional and spiritual care, laundry support, supply distribution, muck and gut, volunteer coordination, pet care, medical support, and transportation.