I’m not sure if most people understand the devastation the city of Houston & Gulf Coast is currently facing. Its truly tragic and we really need to respond. Millions are without food, clean water and power and the government is overwhelmed.
This morning I got an email from a friend and fellow Austin pastor-Brandon Hatmaker. Brandon pastors Austin New Church and also leads a non-profit called South Austin Cares. Brandon and his church community is currently housing over 70 displaced folks from the Gulf Region. He’s also taking trailers filled with food, Ice and Gas to Houston.
This afternoon Mangum, Nate and myself took some supplies and cash that was donated. This Sunday @ Vista we are going to take a love offering. If you live close to Austin we could use LARGE gas cans, ice chests, diapers (new) and cash donations (South Austin Cares will have an online way to donate online soon.) You could also send a check to HELP (make checks out to Vista Church) or you can drop off a check at the Vista office. 100% will go directly to those in need in Houston.
Also, if you want to take a trip to Houston to help in the clean-up effort please let me know. Not sure when this will happen…But I’m sure it will happen.
We hope to take another load of supplies and donations next week. Any questions please let me know.