Church collecting items for hurricane victims
Pathway Church of Burleson challenged its congregation to do what it could to ease suffering along the storm-torn Gulf Coast by asking for a special offering.
The offering, said director of outreach Roxnne Ancy in a press release was combined with an undetermined lump sum from Birthday Gift to Jesus. She said funds will dispersed through a South Texas churches.
The church is also collecting twin bed sheet sets for shelters and hurricane victims. To show their love and support, church members also signed a prayer banner which will be transported to the coast.
“Draw close to God. Draw close to others and allow God to use you to declare to the world, God is good, God is at work, God will turn our tragedies of suffering into triumph and we are in this thing together,” senior pastor Rick Owen said.
Ancy said the church is planning ongoing relief as well. Teams are heading to Houston throughout September and October. If you are interested in going, you can register at the Pathway Church website events page.
For those unable to go to the coast, Ancy says there are local opportunities to serve. She recommends contacting the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center 817/531-6348, which is set up to accommodate Hurricane Harvey refugees.
In addition, Ancy said Carter Bloodcare will in the Pathway Gym from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 11 to take blood donations. No appointment is necessary.
“Future trips are in the works, so stay tuned via our website pathway.church. Search emergency response activities for updates on the when and where,” Ancy’s release read.