Parishioners Seth Hinkley and Gary Krause have been appointed Cathedral Hurricane Relief Coordinators.
Those in need of hurricane relief assistance of any kind, or who want to help, should contact Seth and Gary:
¿Necesita ayuda o quiere ayudar? Pueden recibir mensajes en español y responder en español.
If you need or can offer housing, legal help, work crew, food, cleaning, repairs, clothing, toiletries, transportation, or other help, please get in touch with them at the phone number or email above.
Seth and Gary are the Cathedral’s central hub for all people who either need help or want to help.
Other volunteer opportunities:
The Beacon Needs Volunteers
Until September 15, The Beacon will be open seven days per week and offer three meals per day to assist with hurricane relief. In order to successfully staff this expanded schedule, The Beacon needs additional volunteers, especially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Learn more here.
The Red Cross is coordinating evacuee shelters across the city, including downtown at the George R. Brown convention center. Volunteers (ages 18+) continue to be needed during the overnight and early morning shifts. Register with the Red Cross here.
Give Food to Open Door Mission
Open Door Mission, one of The Beacon’s partner service providers, is in need of food to replenish their supplies to serve one hundred homeless residents. Please contact Nina Wilson Jones for additional information.
Give financial support:
For those who wish to make a monetary donation to relief efforts, you can do so in several ways:
Episcopal Relief and Development has a “Hurricane Harvey Fund,” which will surely support our relief efforts.
Contribute the “Christ Church Cathedral Dean’s Discretionary Fund” online here or via check with “Hurricane Harvey” on the memo line. Every dollar will go to assist our parishioners and other Houstonians in need.
You can also donate to The Beacon online here or by writing a check to “The Beacon” and mailing it to Christ Church Cathedral.
Longer term relief and restoration plans:
At Bishop Doyle’s request, Christ Church Cathedral and the other large Episcopal parishes in Houston are developing a coordinated relief system that will manage many restoration efforts in the city for the weeks and months to come. Our partner parishes in this endeavor are St. Martin’s, St. Mark’s, St. John the Divine, St. Francis, Palmer Memorial, and Holy Spirit.
Cathedral C.U.S.E. Director Christy Orman will serve as hurricane relief administrator for the network. Through this system, we will be able to consolidate work teams from both within and outside of the Diocese and best deploy resources.