News Bulletin from the General Superintendent
General Superintendent David K. Bernard
Hurricane Relief Efforts
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas over the greater Houston and Corpus Christi area this weekend. Initially a Category 4 Hurricane, the storm has brought tremendous destruction. As the storm loses power, it is continuing to flood the region with unprecedented amounts of rainfall.
We have received reports that multiple UPCI churches are flooded and that homes of our pastors, ministers, and constituents have been flooded and damaged.
If you would like to help with ongoing relief and recovery efforts, you may give to the following. Donations are tax deductible.
- UPCI Relief Fund. We will disburse money to affected churches in coordination with the district. Click here to donate NOW. Here is the full URL:
- The South Texas District is mobilizing recovery teams to assess damage and assist churches and individuals in recovery. The district will also attempt to find temporary places for church services and housing as may be needed in the days ahead. The online giving portal is here. The full URL: (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=142376&f=614)
- The UPCI-endorsed disaster relief organizations, Compassion Services International (compassionservices.org) and Reach Out America
(www.reachoutamerica.org). Their websites have links to their donation pages.
Please join Sister Bernard and me in prayer that Houston and the surrounding areas will be spared further flooding and destruction. Let’s also pray for the safety of the people affected including first responders and recovery workers.
Sincerely in Christ,
David K. Bernard