Prayers and help for people affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017

By Rev. Nancy Neal

God of grace and God of mercy, 
Our hearts break as we watch stories on the news,
Of dangerous flood, of lost lives, and rains that won’t stop. 
We trust that you are present in the desperation and hopelessness that abounds.
Transform our broken hearts so that we might be agents of your love in the coming days and months.
God in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Amen.

Thirteen million people across 58 counties in Texas have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including many Bread for the World members. Many of our partner denominations and organizations are responding to the disaster. They are bringing hope to people, particularly to those most vulnerable in this storm.

Some are working through national agencies, while others are working diligently with local expressions of the church. We have highlighted several of our partners’ national efforts below if you would like to help.

We are proud to partner with these denominations and organizations in our work to end hunger.

African Methodist Episcopal Church has provided recovery links

Adventist Development and Relief

Baptist World Alliance

Catholic Charities USA

Convoy of Hope (National Association of Evangelicals)

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Episcopal Relief & Development

Evangelical Covenant Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Feeding Texas

HEB Grocery Store Chain

International Pentecostal Holiness Church has a disaster response agency

National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. is collecting donations for disaster response

Nazarene Compassionate Ministry

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Salvation Army

Saint Vincent de Paul Disaster Services

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Wesleyan Church and World Hope International are partnering in their response.

World Renew

World Vision

Rev. Nancy Neal is interim director of church relations at Bread for the World.

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