NEHBC is partnering with Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief (SBTC DR) to minister to Houston’s storm victims. As you can imagine, here in the aftermath of the storm, SBTC DR is flooded with many churches who want to help, and SBTC DR is trying to strategically organize the manpower available. In our rush to help people, we must bear in mind that DR work is a marathon, not a sprint–there will be plenty of work for months to come for any who are willing and able to serve.
Here is where NEHBC’s opportunity currently stands:
1 – NEHBCers can express interest in helping by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 – The immediate need is for us to provide manpower at the SBTC DR food line located in the parking of Humble Area’s First Baptist Church. This site is currently serving 6,000 meals/day to victims. They are open 6am-6pm. Volunteers can come and go, but ideally they need a minimum of 10 total volunteers from among all participating churches, between the hours of 6am-6pm.
3 – Mud-outs: SBTC DR is currently devoting all of their assessors and trainers to the Northwest side of Houston. NEHBC will only receive mud-out training and assignments beginning later in May.
4 – There is a basic, mandatory three hour training required for all food line and mud-out volunteers. (The mud-out volunteers will need another training session in addition to this three hour one.) The only time in the next week that SBTC DR can provide this three hour training for us is this coming Thursday, April 28, from 6-9pm, at NEHBC. It is very short notice, but if we don’t jump on the Thursday night training opp, we can’t get trained for at least another week which means none of us can start serving for at least another week.
Please make every effort to be at the Thursday night, April 28, training at NEHBC. 6-9pm.
***You cannot work the food line in Humble Area’s FBC parking lot without this three hour training.