We reached out to CCDA members and organizations in Texas after the brutal winter storm 2 weeks ago and asked for ways in which our association could help. You will find a curated list here – all the initiatives/organizations below are members of CCDA or affiliated with members of CCDA in some way. This list will be updated as we hear from more practitioners.
In particular, we are always amazed at the ability of practitioners to reimagine, rebuild, and recreate alongside their communities after devastation. Read this blog by CCDA member, Roy Rhodes, about his church’s quick pivot to become a warming station during the storm.
- Arlington Life Shelter: https://arlingtonlifeshelter.org/
- “We are currently supporting Arlington Life Shelter in their work of housing families who still do not have water and power.”
- Austin Disaster Relief Network: https://adrn.org/
- “We are partnering with churches all across the metro for their Crisis Cleanup network to address needs immediately on the ground.”
- Hope Community Church: https://app.securegive.com/hcc/hopeccatx
- Voice of hope: https://www.voiceofhope.org/?form=GIVEHOPE
El Paso, TX
- Abara Frontiers: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTQyNjU=
- “We are fundraising to purchase these specific items locally! Jackets in bulk, medical supplies for those arriving at shelters injured, and laptops to facilitate classes, telehealth and other appointments remotely in shelters.”
- Chinese Community Center: https://ccchouston.org/socialservices/
- “Our social services continue to serve specifically the AAPI population and beyond in the Greater Houston area. Individuals can visit www.ccchouston.org to find more ways to support, including financial or sharing our resources or volunteer opportunities…”
- Agape Development:https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/agapedevelopment
- “The Church as a Warming Station”: Read blog here.
- Mission Alive: https://missionalive.org/
- Impact Temple Church: impacttemple.com/give.
- “Of course, our utility bills will be scary. We ran three large heater units non-stop for over a week. So if anyone would like to donate, they can…”
- Mission Waco Mission World: https://magnolia.com/texas-forever/