On Tuesday, August 29, Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement addressing Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
Like all of you, I have been riveted by the news coming out of Rockport, Houston, and the other areas hit by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. As the full extent of the damage becomes known, it is clear that help will be needed for a very long time along the Texas coast. While the immediate need is rescue of those in peril, assessment of long term needs is already beginning.
I know Episcopalians in the diocese of Fort Worth are eager to help. Please visit our diocesan website for the most up-to-date information on how to most effectively do this, both on the Coast and locally. It will be updated regularly. As always, Episcopal Relief and Development is on the ground helping with both immediate and long term needs. The dioceses of Texas and West Texas will be constantly updating their websites as needs unfold.
May God hold close all who have died, all the people suffering from this storm, and all the people working to help them. “Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.”
Information on how to help with Fort Worth evacucees and on the coast here.
Visit our diocesan disaster resources page for additional links and information.