At a Glance: Hurricane Harvey Member Updates

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On the night of August 25th, a devastating hurricane made landfall over Texas, causing catastrophic flooding that has left more than 30,000 Americans in need of shelter. The storm inflicted major damage along the Texas coastline and inundated local emergency responders.

As authorities in disaster response and coordination, InterAction’s members - whose work spans the globe -  are bringing their expertise to provide immediate relief to the millions impacted by Hurricane Harvey. InterAction is sharing updates from its members who are currently responding and perspectives from the affected communities in the wake of storm. If you are an InterAction member currently responding in Texas, you can share stories by submitting a post to the InterAction blog via the user login page. Please send any questions on how to contribute blogs or member news to communications@interaction.org.

 

Photo courtesy of NASA

Member Responses & Resources

Below is a collection of links to statements and updates from InterAction members.

Blogs

Hurricane Harvey: What I Can Do to Help?

Written by Episcopal Relief & Development President, Robert W. Radkte 

As the scope and devastation of Hurricane Harvey became apparent, my email box began to fill with some version of: “What can I do to help?” I praise God for these emails.

When we see images of people suffering, we want to do something. That’s understandable. As Christians, we are called to seek and serve Christ in all people and never more so than in times of crisis.

Waiting anxiously for evacuees

By Ridwan Adhami for Islamic Relief USA. Omar Nassimi contributed to this blog.

I’m standing in the middle of a convention center in Dallas and there are cots lined up as far as I can see.

Almost all of them are still empty because people still can’t get out of Houston to get here.

Heart to Heart International Responds to Hurricane Harvey

This blog was written by Steven Hammerli.
Hurricane Harvey became the nation’s first Category 4 landfall in almost 12 years, hammering the Texas Gulf Coast with an extremely dangerous combination of torrential rainfall, storm-surge flooding and destructive winds this weekend.

Harvey is expected to stall for a few days, leading to dangerous flooding in Texas and Louisiana.

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