“We pray for the people in the Houston region, a place close to my heart having grown up there,” said Constantine (Dean) Triantafilou, IOCC CEO and Executive Director. “While the weather forecast may hint at danger, you can never fully anticipate the scope and scale of what will come — it is important to remember that our faith sustains us even in the most challenging of situations.”
We are closely monitoring the progression of Hurricane Harvey as it continues to impact Southern Texas and Louisiana.
IOCC staff remains in contact with partners, including members of national and local VOADs (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and expresses concern for the well-being of the people in the path of the storm.
Additionally, IOCC is activating its Emergency Response Network Frontliners, to deploy in the coming days to help the people impacted by the storm with emotional and spiritual care. Even after their deployment, IOCC’s work to clean and rebuild homes will continue into the weeks and months following the storm’s devastation.
How can you help?
IOCC continues praying for the safety and well-being of those threatened by this storm. Your gift to our Hurricane Harvey Response Fund will help us to react quickly and effectively to conditions in Southern Texas and Louisiana as they unfold. We also anticipate the need for many clean up buckets and hygiene kits, details for collecting these kits can be found here: iocc.org/kits.