Words cannot begin to express the devastation our community has suffered. And not only ours in the Friendswood, Pearland and League City area, but also all of the greater Houston area. The estimate from the City of Friendswood alone is that one-third of the homes here have been flooded. This is hard to fully grasp. The images on the TV are difficult to watch.  Now is the time to come together, to pull together our resources and help those who have nothing, now is the time more than ever to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  

Keep checking in on this page for practical information, ways to help and things we are coordinating.  

We will all get through this together, be safe, help each other.  Amen

Jim Bass

RECOVERY ASSISTANCE
Friendswood Methodist has compiled this document of recovery assistance contacts, instructions and links.  Where you can still help in your immediate neighborhood, please do all you are able.  Where you are at your limit and need help, please accept it from your neighbors and reach out to these sources:

FEDERAL AID
To register for disaster assistance from FEMA, call 1-800-621-FEMA or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov

FRIENDSWOOD HOME CLEAN UP
If you are member of Friendswood Methodist, please call the church office at 281-482-7535.
Friendswood Disaster Relief (local call center): 281-888-0131  M-Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crisis Cleanup Hotline (national call center): 800-451-1954

HOUSING
If you are member of Friendswood Methodist, please call the church office at 281-482-7535.
If you are in need of a bed: “Beds for Harvey” 281-923-4417
If you are in need of a long-term lease, contact any local Friendswood real estate agent.

FOOD
Pantry Food/Dry Goods
Friendswood Methodist Food Pantry,  110. N Friendswood Drive  M-Th  9:00 am – 4:30 pm,  F 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Mary Queen Catholic Church Food Pantry, 606 Cedarwood  
M- F  10:00 am – 2:00 p &  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hot Meals
Triple G Relief - Friendswood Methodist
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Every Day

Calvary Houston, 3700 FM528
Lunch 10:00 am – 12 noon
Dinner 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CLEANING SUPPLIES
Friendswood Methodist has cleaning kits available for church members in a limited supply.  Please read the Cleaning Protocol.  To pick a kit up, please come to the main reception area in Wesley Hall. M-Th  8:30 am – 5 pm,  F 8:30 – 1:00 pm.

First Baptist Friendswood Collection Center, 209 S. Friendswood Dr.
M – Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BABY SUPPLIES/PERSONAL HYGIENE/BASIC MEDICAL SUPPLIES
First Baptist Friendswood Collection Center, 209 S. Friendswood Dr.  M – Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Friendswood Methodist has set up a dedicated financial account specifically for this tragedy we are all going through together.

If you can help via your smartphone, text 281-205-3610, then type in the amount you want to give followed by the word "Harvey". Example: 281-205-3610 $100 Harvey

If you have access to a PC and can help our community financially, please go to HERE  choose the ONLINE link at the top and then choose the e-giving link.  Whenthe site comes up, choose "Quick Give" and use the pull-down to select "Harvey".

100% of all funds will go to our local Friendswood community needs.


Food Pantry Most Needed Items (as of Wednesday evening, Aug 30)

Canned Meat (chicken, ham, spam)
Soups, Stews
Jelly (plastic jars if possible)
Pasta & spaghetti sauce
Jello
Side dishes such as mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, pasta salad
Pancake mix & syrup
Boxed macaroni & cheese


A large help for our teams that are going to go out in the next few days is what we call "Flood Cleaning Buckets".  ...A 5 gallon bucket with the following supplies:

Dish soap
All purpose cleaner
6 sponges
1 box of heavy duty trash bags (33-35 gallon)
Bleach cleaning wipes
Insect repellent
2 pair of rubber dish washing gloves
1 scrub brush
6 dust masks

If you can help by pulling these things together, please bring it up to Wesley Hall in the mornings as the recovery teams get their assignments and begin to head out.