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Upbring Update: Disaster Response

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Memorial Day/Weekend Floods

Upbring Disaster Response continues to work with our network of community partners – including congregations and the government – to respond to the devastating flooding that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend and beyond, across Texas and Oklahoma and into Louisiana. In Texas, San Marcos and Wimberley have been active scenes for Emergency Operations, with 350 homes destroyed along the Blanco River and more than 2,000 damaged across the region.

Disaster Response has been providing financial assistance for immediate needs of food, clothing and shelter to those impacted, as well, as spiritual/emotional care and devotional materials through coordinated efforts at Multi Agency Resource Centers (MARC) in San Marcos, Wimberley and Blanco.

Over a five-day period of MARC operations, Upbring Disaster Response supported: 

MARC Wimberley:

  • 46 households
  • 110 people
  • $2,350.00 gift cards

MARC San Marcos:

  • 174 households
  • 596 people
  • $9,600.00 gift cards

MARC Blanco:

  • 21 households
  • 52 people
  • $1,275.00 gift cards

As we begin to turn our attention from immediate response to long-term recovery, Disaster Response will be there to assist families unable to recover on their own – including those with special needs and those most vulnerable – in the repair and rebuilding of their homes and lives. In addition, they will continue to offer spiritual and emotional care for individuals and families seeking prayerful comfort and support.

Upbring Disaster Response is grateful for your prayers and support during these response efforts. The quickest and easiest way to help is to make on online donation to Upbring Disaster Response, and designate “2015 Storms” in the drop-down menu.  As funds allow, we will address this demand as long as it takes and are here for the “long haul.”

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