Menu Close

New Partnership to Continue Harvey Response

(News:February 7, 2020)

Trinity Fellowship in Friendswood and Mount Olive Baptist Church in Dickinson have recently begun working together to continue responding to the needs of Hurricane Harvey victims in Galveston County.

Trinity has been involved in helping homeowners since the storm through the Crisis Response organization of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Over a hundred teams from all over the country have come to Texas to help rebuild homes, and over a hundred homes have been fully or partially rebuilt. Pastor Bob DeGray says “It has been such a privilege to work with these volunteers and Crisis Response staff to be the hands and feet and heart and voice of Jesus to homeowners with great needs.”

Recently the City of Friendswood told Trinity that they could no longer house volunteers in their building. “We immediately began to pray for a new arrangement,” DeGray says. That’s when they learned about Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Amos Sowell. The church has been housing volunteers since the hurricane in a purpose-built dormitory building, and have helped many in the Dickinson area. But fewer teams are coming now that the hurricane is more than two years past. Pastor Sowell was more than willing to let the dormitory be used to house Trinity’s volunteer teams for the next year or longer.

Because of this partnership, more homeowners still suffering from Hurricane Harvey damage will be able to receive help.

If you are still in need of help with rebuilding after Harvey, contact Trinity’s response leader, Sarah Davis at sarah.davis@efca.org or text 208-935-5079.

Pastor Bob DeGray of Trinity Fellowship, Friendswood (left) and Pastor Amos Sowell of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Dickinson stand at the entrance to Mount Olive’s volunteer dormitory.