Many of you have inquired how you can help those in need along the Texas coast. As our friends and families in the Houston area respond to the massive flooding, here are some local agencies from our North Texas community that are already engaged:

Minuteman Disaster Response (McKinney, Texas)
www.minutemanresponse.org/donate

Minuteman provides well-trained, well-equipped, self-contained task forces and strike teams to assist in search and rescue, emergency medical operations, disaster scene management and emergency communications. They are already on the ground in the disaster area. You can donate financially on their website and help fund their critical life-saving operations.

GraceBridge (Celina, Texas)
www.gracebridge.us/give-hope

Grace Bridge is a volunteer based organization equipping neighbors to help neighbors. They seek to serve hope to those in our community who are in need of assistance. Their goal is not to simply distribute food and other material goods, but to develop lasting relationships that over time will encourage those who receive help to return and help others.

Mission Regan (McKinney, Texas)
www.missionregan.com/donate

Mission Regan exists to bridge the chasm between people who have too much and people who struggle to survive. We collect supplies, medication, and medical equipment, then send them to those who are in desperate need – locally and globally. We focus on what we can learn from the people we are giving to, rather than what we are doing for them, and aim to sustain and continue relationships with the people we help. We believe that we can all help each other, regardless of our status.

Streetside Showers (McKinney, Texas)
www.streetsideshowers.com

Streetside Showers offers hope and human dignity to the homeless community throughout Collin County in the form of a hot shower, a fresh pair of undergarments, to-go hygiene packs, and a sense of community given to all our guests experiencing homelessness. We are bringing hope to those who need it most!