A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her flooded home following Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West

Situation

Harvey made landfall late Friday and early Saturday as a category 4 hurricane, and though downgraded now to tropical storm status, remains dangerous as it continues to churn inland into Texas.  Damage in and near Rockport and Port Lavaca, where the storm made landfall, was catastrophic.  There are several reported deaths and massive damage reported, and the flood event is continuing as the storm is dumping heavy rains in South Texas.   The storm is forecast to continue to produce heavy rains, with serious flooding into the middle of the week. 

 PDA Response

PDA continues to be in touch with presbytery leadership in New Covenant, Mission, and South Louisiana Presbyteries. National Response Teams are being deployed into the affected regions when it is safe to do so. Read the Presbyterian News Service stories linked below under "Updates & News" for more specifics about our response at this time.

 

Please designate gifts to DR000169-Harvey, you can give online HERE. Giving information (e.g. where to send checks, how to give via phone, tax ID number) can be found HERE. 

A bulletin insert, hymn, prayer and litany are available below under "Resources & Links" 

 

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