Our hearts are overflowing with love and compassion for everyone in our church and community affected by hurricane Harvey. If you were flooded, please contact Rev. Carol Bruse at cbruse@westumethodist.org. If you are ready to help others, please read our email updates and respond whenever you can. To receive email updates, please email your name and email address to Moria Bell at mbell@westumethodist.org or call the church office. The devastation surrounding us is overwhelming. But together with God, we can help our community heal!

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

West U Methodist has created a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to assist members, staff , and people in our
community and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). If you would like to give, please write
checks to “West U Methodist” with “flood relief” or “Harvey relief” in the memo line. You can also give online. Thank you for giving generously! 

Important information to share with flood victims

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is well known for its quick response to those who register for help. Please advise all flooded to register for help.
  • FEMA registrants should create a personal account on https://www. disasterassistance.gov for excellent information about their application. They can also call FEMA (1-800-621-FEMA) for answers about their application for assistance.
  • Advise everyone to read the FEMA Rumor page to help dispel false information.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a--year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Links from the Texas Annual Conference of the UMC

Volunteering after a Flood

Link to the TXUMC website

Debris Removal

Participant Liability Release

Statement of Understanding for Access to Property

Homeowners Guide to Mold Cleanup

Tips for Talking with and helping children and youth after the storm

After the storm tips for adults