Hurricane Harvey Response


EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response is uniquely positioned to bring the hope of Christ following Hurricane Harvey.

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Your help is needed

We are currently engaged in relational outreach through the clean-up and rebuilding of homes, prayer walks, follow-up and visitation in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. The Harvey Response vision of the impacted EFCA churches and Texas-Oklahoma District, and the enormous extent of the impact on families have made it clear this will be a 3-5 year response effort. Response sites include Central Houston, Friendswood (South Houston) and the Corpus Christi area.

This outreach is not only to rebuild homes, but to rebuild lives and bring the hope of Christ to those in need. We are already seeing the fruit of the workers for the harvest with homeowners, volunteers and local church engagement. Join in sharing the love of Christ with those in need.

Based on Crisis Response's experience with such a major event, ministry outreach opportunities for churches in the Houston area will last for years.

Assessments show almost every EFCA church in the Houston region (15 total) with families flooded out of homes and extensive damage in their communities. We are asking individuals and EFCA churches from across the country to consider coming alongside churches in the affected region and the district for the long term.

Every gift helps with ongoing crisis response ministry, but here are some very practical and specific amounts to prayerfully consider:

  • $75 = Tools and safety gear to outfit a rebuilding team
  • $125 = Repainting a flood damaged bedroom
  • $150 = Replacement of a family’s bedding
  • $300 = A kit to help a flooded refugee family restart
  • $750 = Flood repairs for a room for a family
  • $1,500 = Sheetrock and related supplies for a partially flooded home
  • $2,500 = A month’s support for an outreach worker
  • $7,500 = Repairs to a partially damaged home
  • $20,000 = Materials for complete restoration of a family’s flooded home.

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EFCA, Attn: Donor Services, 901 E 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55420

In the memo line, write: Hurricane Harvey Response #39694


For peace and provision for the many families who experienced flooding and attend EFCA churches in the Houston area, as well as friends and neighbors.

For local EFCA recovery and gospel outreach efforts to reach the hurting and the lost.

For effective service and outreach opportunities to the city’s many immigrants and refugees, as Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city of the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

For the Church across the country to mobilize people and resources for a sustained, long-term response.


Organize a team to serve affected families and invest in relationships to impact Houston and the surrounding area with the gospel. With the current flooding and damage to infrastructure, teams of limited size are currently being accepted.

This will be a long and involved response. Crisis Response is looking for individuals interested in joining our team as staff for the longer term. Email to learn more about these opportunities.

The mission of ReachGlobal Crisis Response

We exist to develop, empower and release the Body of Christ to share His love in times of crisis for multiplying transformational churches among all people.

To advance this mission, ReachGlobal Crisis Response seeks to aid in the development and transformation of:

Local churches as they will be in the community long after the crisis ends.

Homeowners in the affected areas, who can then transform their neighborhoods.

Volunteers as they take what they have learned home to affect their own churches and communities with the gospel message.

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