Christian relief ministries are in South Texas, ready to help that area recover from heavy floods.
Two groups – the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief and Samaritan's Purse – have already been working in the Lone Star State for many months helping victims rebuild from Hurricane Harvey. Now the organizations are sending volunteers and supplies to Hidalgo County – in the southern-most portion of the state – to minister to flood victims following last week's heavy downpours.
"We anticipate that there's several hundred homes, maybe upwards to as many as a thousand, that have been affected," says Tim Haas, manager of U.S. disaster relief for Samaritan's Purse.
More than 15 inches of rain fell in parts of Hidalgo County in mid-June, causing Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster. Hass says the ministry is ready to lend a hand.
"Our volunteers will pour into South Texas from all across the country," he shares. "They are amazing folks. They understand that the work that we're there to do is the vehicle that gives us the opportunity to love on people and share God's love with them and help them in Jesus' name."
Teams from both organizations will clear debris, mud-out flooded homes, and treat the homes to prevent mold growth.
Editor's note: Image above - compliments of Samaritan's Purse - is of volunteers during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.