An Urgent Appeal to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief
I have been asked how we can best help the folks in Texas and along the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Harvey. Episcopal Relief and Development has been directing donations to disaster areas for a long time. They perfected their response after Hurricane Katrina. Your donation is guaranteed to go where it is needed most. To donate to Episcopal Relief and Development’s Hurricane Harvey Response Fund, click the button below:
Here is a great story about the plan and the response so far: 
Here are words of encouragement and wisdom from the Most Rev. Michael Curry, our Presiding Bishop, from Bishop Eaton, and from our friend and former Interim-Rector, Fr. David Knight.
Even if you can't give at this time, pray!
Compassionate God... Draw near to us in this time of sorrow and anguish, comfort those who mourn, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, and lead us all to fullness of life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
– Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints (Church Publishing: New York), page 733

Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy city where the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Sustain those displaced by the storm with food, drink, and all other bodily necessities of life. We especially remember before you all poor and neglected persons it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, we may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle,
the Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Sincerely,
Paul+

P.S. Our Brotherhood of St. Andrew has redirected the proceeds of this Sunday’s Labor Day BBQ Chicken Dinner to Hurricane Harvey relief. After this stage of rescue and relief, stay tuned for other possible recovery efforts that St. Paul’s can be a part of such as mission trips, parish partnerships, etc.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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