This is a story that started in Chester County when earlier this summer we sad goodbye to a friend of ours from high school who had been one of the clergy at Good Samaritan in Paoli. He received a new calling and was headed to Texas, to a beautiful church and school in Houston – St. Thomas’ Church and School Our friend is an associate rector and chaplain at this lovely church and school.
They have been devastated by Harvey. Our friend has barely been settled in but a minute.
The above photo came with a message:
The school and community have been devastated. If you’d like to donate to St. Thomas Episcopal Church & School, you can do it at https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/36235. You can also give through the Greater Houston Community Foundation, where our friend Renee Wizig-Barrios is Chief Philanthropy Officer, at https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.
We made a donation to our friend’s church and school. We know that we are donating to a legitimate cause. Be sure to check out any place gathering donations for Harvey.
For other ways to give check out the ASPCA website, the Best Friends Disaster Relief Fund, and the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey .
Use GuideStar , or Charity Navigator to check out non-profits you are interested in. Remember that legitimate charities are not going to cold call you for money.
I chose to help my friend’s church and school. People who really do God’s work for the right reasons, deserve it.
Most certainly, everyone should check the legitimatize of any “help” agency that they send funds to. May I add- the Salvation Army (they come and stay until things are better!) and UMCOR- the United Methodist Committee on Relief (they use trained volunteers and have ways of collecting supplies from all over the U.S.) Both these agencies are trained in disaster relief and your donation dollars go to relief, not administration.