Disaster Relief Mud-Out Sign up and Donation Page
The Mid-Valley Floods Again: FBC Weslaco Responds
On Monday, June 24, 2019, almost twelve inches of rain fell over the course of a few hours causing waters to rise and area roads and homes to flood. The city of Weslaco called FBCW for aid. Thanks to Andy Garcia, Joe & Rosie Alvarado, Mark & Janie Garza, and Liz Ramirez, our shelter opened at 1 AM to receive people who were rescued from floodwaters. Forty refugees from the flood stayed overnight in our shelter. The next day, many of our clients were able to return to their homes with six remaining refugees being transferred to the American Red Cross shelter at the Mercedes Safe Dome. Sign up below if your home needs to be on our mud-out list.
TBM and Christian Aid Ministries Mobilized
Texas Baptist Men and Christian Aid Ministries are preparing to service those affected by the flood. Volunteers of all ages will be needed to mud-out houses over the next several weeks.
The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers, if you would like to sign up, please go to www.redcross.org.
Changes and Cancellations This Sunday
Due to the housing of volunteers in the Family Life Center, the GYM Service will worship in the sanctuary this week. All other FLC activities (4th of July Fellowship and Youth, Children and Transformed Sunday Schools) will be cancelled. Sunday School classes meeting on the second floor of the church offices will continue to meet.
Please be in prayer for those affected by the flood and all those who will serve others in the name of Jesus.
Mud-Out Sign Up
Sign-up has been temporarily suspended until we can get teams organized. As of now, mud-outs will continue into August.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to flood relief, GIVE HERE or scan the QR code. 100% of your donation will stay in the mid-valley for relief. Your donation will not go to salaries, bonuses, or anything other than disaster relief in the mid-valley.
Clothing Donations will be accepted at First Presbyterian Church, 709 S. Iowa Ave, Weslaco, TX. Phone Number: 956-969-1535. Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 4 pm.
Red Cross Shelter
Past Relief Efforts:
In 2018, FBCW opened their doors for those needing shelter from the flood. Shelter residents were empowered to begin the clean up effort at their homes through gift card donations. First Baptist Church continues to work cleaning up houses of flood victims. FBCW would like to thank The Red Cross, The City of Weslaco, Weslaco Fire Department, Weslaco Police Department, IDEA Public Schools, Weslaco ISD, and the Salvation Army, and the Weslaco community have been instrumental in caring for displaced residents of our community.