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Update from November 13

Toronado Cleanup and Keeping Warm

We have been asked to assist the congregation of Primera Iglesia Bautista de Dallas (First Mexican Baptist Church of Dallas), which was destroyed by the tornadoes that went through Dallas a few weeks ago. As the cold arrived this week, it became apparent that some parishioners were living without adequate heat. We have donated space heaters for 40 families, and the church has asked for blanket donations as well. They are also in need of assistance clearing their property and have asked if members could help.

How you can help:

Donate warm blankets. Blankets can be delivered to Stephen Foster Elementary School, 3700 Clover Ln, Dallas, TX 75220. The church is using portable buildings #5 and 6, and they can receive donations between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Help with tornado cleanup The church needs strong arms to help clear debris from their site as they prepare to move forward. Each Saturday they are hosting a group cleanup from 9am until 1pm.

WHEN? Saturday, November 16 or 23, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm

WHERE? Primera Iglesia Bautista de Dallas (First Mexican Baptist Church of Dallas), 10010 Betty Jane Lane; Dallas, TX 75229

WHAT ELSE? Show up wearing work clothes including work boots and gloves. All tools will be provided. Let us know if you can help by signing up (signup genius links below). If more work days are added we will let you know!

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Sign up to work Saturday, November 23

Update from November 6

HPUMC has been working with Christ's Foundry Methodist Mission to serve neighbors in their community who were affected by the recent tornadoes. David Burnet Elementary School, just down the road from Christ's Foundry, sustained significant damage and many student families have been displaced from their homes. Classes were temporarily moved to another location, but they are now back in their building (except for their gym), and most families have been relocated to temporary housing.

Christ's Foundry has asked HPUMC to provide a Thanksgiving meal to the faculty of the school and we would love YOU to help!

WHAT? Thanksgiving Meal for faculty of David Burnet Elementary School. We will need a few of you to help keep things organized, others to serve food and some to bring drinks and decorate. (The food is being catered.)

WHERE? David Burnet Elementary School (This is where clean up teams met Oct. 26), 3200 Kinkaid Drive, Dallas TX 75220

WHEN? Thursday, November 21, 2020 (Various time slots between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm)

HOW? Click HERE to help!

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.
  • Pray for the victims and the recovery effort.

Highland Park United Methodist Church has congregants whose homes and businesses were damaged by the storms on October 20, so we ask you to join us in praying for them and all others who have been impacted. You can take an active role in praying by contacting our Prayer Tower at

In the meantime, first responders are assessing the damage and coming up with plans to help families move forward. HPUMC is working with our local disaster relief partner, the North Texas Conference, all of our campuses, and our Outreach Partners to determine the best way to help our neighbors recover. We will continue to update our website with information on how you might help.

“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.