The headlines are long gone, but Southeast Texas residents continue recovering from Hurricane Ike. The BGCT church architcture department has contacted or is contacting as many as 110 congregations in the area that have been affected by the storm.
Recovery is a step-by-step process taken day after day. To support them, they need our daily prayers. They also need some tangible help.
One of the ways Texas Baptists can help is by putting together a “Living Kit.” FEMA is attempting to send 5,000 living kits that include basic supplies for FEMA mobile homes going into the area. Contents of living kits include:
Cleaning supplies – 1 broom, 1 push broom, 1 mop, 1 bucket, 1 bottle each of disinfectant and bleach, 1 pair of rubber gloves Seven (7) piece cookware set including 1 quart covered saucepan, 2 quart covered saucepan, 4 quart Dutch Cover Oven, 8.5 oz or larger sauté pan, 1 Coffee Maker Sixteen (16) piece drink ware set, consisting of 8-16 oz tumblers Sixteen (16) piece dish set including 4 dinner plates, 4 bread and butter plates, 4 bowls, and 4 coffee mugs Three (3) bath towel sets – A total of 6 bath towels, 6 hand towels, and 6 wash clothes Three (3) “bed in the bag” full size sets including comforter, 2 pillow cases, fitted sheet, flat sheet, l Three (3) light cotton blankets Eight (8) sets of 5 piece place sets. Each set includes two spoons, two forks, one knife Six (6) pillows Three (3) dishtowels One (1) one battery operated flashlight with batteries One (1) weather radio (State approved) New or gently used Bibles, tracts and/or scripture books
For more information about Living Kits, click here.