In response to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Big Valley Grace is encouraging our church family to participate in the following ways:

1. PRAY

Pray for everyone in the impacted areas and the disaster relief units, staff, and volunteers in Texas.

2. BID

This weekend, Sept. 9-10, we are hosting a benefit auction and allowing people to place bids on two of Pastor Joel Boone’s “God Is For You” paintings. The two highest bids will receive a painting and the proceeds will go towards our Relief Teams to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

3. GO

Over the next weeks and months, there is a huge need to minister to hurting families in Jesus’ Name in and around Houston, TX. To rally around those serving on the front lines of this disaster and care for those affected, we are organizing and sending multiple teams to assist the relief efforts. Please prayerfully consider joining us!

Trip Dates: October 1-7, November 12-17

Cost: $700 for transportation (round trip flights + ground transportation)

Group Size: 12 max

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 21 or older). All youth must have a signed Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability. If not accompanied by their parent, this form must be notarized. Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey. We’ll be tearing out damaged drywall, removing flooring, tarping roofs, and clearing debris.

Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas. This will be strenuous work and we would encourage all who will be going to be in good physical condition and have a current tetanus shot.

Questions or interested in going with one of our teams? Contact KatieF@bvg.org