Public Statements Regarding the Deadly Storm in Houston

Public Statement by Mark Brown
CEO of West Houston Assistance Ministries
September 6th, 2017

HELPING THOSE DEVASTATED BY THE DEADLY STORMS

HOUSTON, TEXAS: West Houston Assistance Ministries has assisted those in crisis for 35 years. When the deadly storms hit Houston just over a week ago, given the enormous need, I took the decision to focus our efforts on disaster relief. The situation remains very serious.  As of today, numerous neighborhoods in West Houston are still flooded due to controlled water release from local reservoirs.  Across Houston and the Texas coast, there are some 53,630 people displaced from their homes and more than 150,000 properties affected.  The scale of the need is unprecedented.

In response, we have identified the following needs which we are presently raising funds for:  Rent/Utility Assistance ($700 per family), transportation assistance, including car repairs ($500 per family), gas cards ($50), and bus passes ($10), food and water, store gift cards for small appliances, clothes, cleaning supplies, etc. ($100 per family), and motel accommodation for 1 week ($300 per family). We commit to doing all we can to help as many people as possible to recover from this horrific natural disaster.  Of funds donated, 100% will go to helping those affected by the storms. If you are able to help with a donation, either head to https://wham.networkforgood.com or send a check to 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042, marked, ‘Disaster Relief’.

Now is the time to help our family, our friends, our neighbors. If you or someone you know is affected by the storm and needs assistance, please encourage them to visit West Houston Assistance Ministries at, 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042, or call Adam at 713-993-7422.  It would be an honor to help them.

God bless,

Mark Brown
Chief Executive Officer


Public Statement by Mark Brown
CEO of West Houston Assistance Ministries
August 29th, 2017

DISASTER RELIEF FOLLOWING DEADLY STORM

HOUSTON, TX:  Over the past four days, Houston and surrounding areas have witnessed an unprecedented natural disaster. It has affected all of us, with tens of thousands displaced and hundreds of thousands needing assistance. The need is, quite frankly, enormous, but we must prevail. We must do all we can to help those who are affected and to assist those who have lost so much.

This is the time when individuals, churches, businesses, charities and the government must all come together. We stand tall for those who cannot. We must bring relief and rest to the weary and burdened--and we will. As CEO of West Houston Assistance Ministries, I will do all I can to assist those in the West Houston area. For the next few weeks at least, we will focus on providing disaster relief to all who need it. This will include the provision of food, water, hygiene items, diapers, cleaning supplies, blankets, towels, socks, underwear and new and gently used clothing.

I invite your help because we cannot do this alone. If you are able to donate any of the above items, please call Adam at 713-993-7422. You are also welcome to drop your donation off in person at 3100 Rogerdale Rd, Houston, TX 77042. In addition, we welcome monetary donations which can be made here:




You can also send a check to 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042, marked, "Disaster Relief."

WHAM will reopen its doors for food distribution on Wednesday, August 30 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042. If you would like to volunteer to help those in crisis, please call Adam at 713-993-7422.

I welcome your help as we seek to assist those in desperate need.

God bless,

Mark Brown
Chief Executive Officer

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