Over 150 fires are currently burning throughout the State of Texas including one that has become the largest in state history. Over the past 10 days, more than 34,000 acres and over 1500 homes have been consumed in Bastrop County Texas alone. Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) has been actively evaluating needs and providing donation management assistance. The Texas Conference mobile distribution unit was deployed to Bastrop to begin distribution of clothing packs, personal care kits, blankets and sheets. An additional truckload of much needed supplies will also be distributed.
ACS DR volunteers in Jefferson Texas are providing hot meals to firefighters. They also opened their thrift shop to fire survivors to receive goods free of charge. Storage space has also been procured to process large quantities of donations that will be distributed to anyone in need. Texas ACS DR volunteers will evaluate the situation in Waller and Magnolia Counties to determine what services can be provided to assist these communities as well.
This year, the United States has endured a steady stream of disasters and ACS DR volunteers have continued to serve communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Your donations, big and small, will help provide much needed products and services to survivors and responders in need. To donate you may:
- Go to www.communityservices.org
- Call 1-800-381-7171 or
- Mail a check to:
- Adventist Community Services
- 12501 Old Columbia Pike
- Silver Spring, MD 20904