Greetings in the name of our Lord!
With all that has taken place in Houston and surrounding areas with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, I am asking that the Refuge family get involved in a 3-pronged strategy for us to respond to our brothers and sisters in need.
- Pray. Pray for those individuals, families, churches, and businesses that have had their lives upended by this storm. Pray for peace in their minds, and a swift recovery in every way (spiritually, emotionally, financially, etc.)
- Give. With all the efforts that are going on to help, I am asking that each of us would give a $10 donation to the Red Cross by texting "HARVEY" TO 90999 or call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by going online to www.redcross.org/donate/donation.
- Collect. We are joining in with the rest of our Homestead community to fill a 53' trailer that will take collected items from us to those affected in Houston. Please bring CLEAN, new (or gently-used) underwear, socks, clothing, diapers, baby formula, toiletries, and hygiene products to the Celebrity Rehab and Medical Center in Homestead (50 NW 15th St., Suite 101) Tuesday-Friday, 9a - 6pm.
Thanks in advance for being generous like our Savior!
Pastor Jeremy H. Upton, DMin