1. Donate supplies that will be transported to Louisiana
We continue to partner with Texas Relief Warriors to transport supplies to Louisiana. Hurricane Ida and Nicholas relief items may be dropped off in the Grace Presbyterian Church Welcome Center during church office hours 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and on Sunday mornings.
We are collecting the following items (note: items will not be returned):
- Gas cans
- Baby Items
- Toddler Food
- Non-Perishable Food
- Extension Cords
- Charging Banks
- Solar-Powered Phone Chargers
- Indoor and Outdoor Lights
If you want to order items from Amazon, you may ship them directly to Grace (10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX 77042, Attn: Kristy Elmore)
2. Donate supplies to WHAM for displaced families from Louisiana
West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) is collecting:
- non-perishable food laundry detergent
- toiletries toilet paper
- diapers (adult and child) paper towels
- water trash bags
Donations may be dropped off directly to WHAM at 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monetary donations can also be made online HERE. Please indicate that your donation is for Hurricane Ida victims in the note section. For those who decide to stay in Houston, WHAM vows to help evacuees with the funds to secure an apartment and provide assistance with finding jobs.
3. Donate time to load supplies
Our friends at Texas Relief Warriors will be sending a trailer to Louisiana this week and they need help loading much needed supplies on Thursday and Friday. If you have time, please contact Cara Adams at (346) 255-5008 for more information.
4. Donate funds
Grace Presbyterian Church has a Disaster Relief Fund. If you would like to make a financial contribution to that fund, please click HERE and indicate “Ida Relief” in the comment section.
BLOOD DRIVE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Saturday, September 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Massey-Tucker Hall A, B, & C
Give the gift of life! Every donor signed up is three potential lives saved! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month so everyone who donates will be supporting families and children impacted by cancer. All donors will be receiving a pair of “Sock it to Cancer” socks as a thank you.
Donors can sign up HERE.
BLESS A TEACHER
As teachers navigate another challenging year, we invite you to join us to “Bless A Teacher” this year! As a Blessing Partner you will be matched with a teacher for the upcoming school year from Walnut Bend Elementary or Paul Revere Middle School. Blessing partners serve to make Jesus visible by supporting these educators in the following ways:
- Communicate-Text or email messages of support and encouragement.
- Pray-Be in prayer for our teachers and students for the needs of the school, community and students.
- Encourage-Bring laughter and fun to a teacher’s day by surprising your teachers with a favorite drink, food or unexpected surprise!
For more information and to receive your teacher partner contact Kristy Elmore.
PAUL REVERE HYGIENE SUPPLIES FOR 500
The Women of Grace are hosting a September mission project for Paul Revere Middle School and invite you to help. Many students need personal hygiene items – in fact the nurse and social worker hand out at least 500 hygiene packets a year. Our goal is to supply Paul Revere with the 500 hygiene packets they need. To facilitate this collection, we have set up a wish list on Amazon, which will be open through September 18th. Please join the Women of Grace in blessing our friends at Paul Revere. The Amazon wish list is: Patricia Aivano Gift Registry Address
SEPTEMBER DONATIONS FOR WHAM-CANNED AND DRIED SOUPS
WHAM continues to need our help filling their food pantry. During September we will be collecting boxes of canned and dried soups for WHAM (West Houston Assistance Ministries). Bring your donations and drop them off in the WHAM donation bins inside the Welcome Center during normal church office hours or on Sunday. For more information, please contact Becky Ghazi.
CALLING ALL COOKIE BAKERS!
Volunteer bakers, we need you! Can you make three dozen homemade cookies for Sunday mornings? We will supply the individual cookie bags for you to place your cookies in. These bags will be available for you to pick up at the Welcome Center Receptionist Desk. Once you have baked your cookies and placed them in the individual bags, you just bring them to the Coffee Bar before you go to Worship. There is not a sweeter and warmer welcome than a homemade cookie. Sign up HERE. Thank you for the tasty treats!
THE GATHERING HAS RETURNED!
The Gathering, a monthly “care day” program for older adults with special needs, offers free time for caregivers while their loved ones are cared for by volunteers at Grace. The Gathering meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register call Ann McIntire at 281-343-9391.