How you can help
- Donate to our Disaster Relief Fund: Donate to HPUMC Disaster Relief. We will work directly with churches in affected areas to ensure funds go directly to relief efforts.
- Donate to UMCOR: directly. UMCOR is the equivalent of the Red Cross for United Methodists and are on the ground in areas affected by the disaster.
- Pray for the victims and the recovery effort.
The congregation of Highland Park United Methodist Church has a long history of providing assistance when disasters strike. When this happens we are in contact with our disaster relief partners at the local (North Texas Conference) level and National (UMCOR) level to determine how we, as a congregation, can be most helpful.
For recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey, which hit the gulf coast of Texas in 2017, we have partnered with the North Texas Conference. Through the non-profit “Labors for Neighbors”, they are sending multiple work trips to the area that are low cost and typically last five days, including travel. For more information on these opportunities, please visit this website.
For recovery efforts outside of our region, we partner with UMCOR to support their coordinated relief efforts. For local, national and international relief, we also partner directly with local churches when appropriate to support specific projects and needs.
Whenever and wherever disaster strikes, please lift up in prayer all those affected, their families and the first responders.
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
Please contact Caroline Hazlett, , 214.523.2165 for more information.