Gateway Relief Efforts
Gateway Relief Effort update - Tuesday Dec 5
The 4B Disaster Response Network (4BDRN) exists to mobilize a network of churches to reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ by serving people affected by disaster in the 4B area (from the Beltway to the Beach and the Bay to Brazoria County). Following Hurricane Harvey of 2017 local churches went to work serving our community with immediate rescue and relief efforts. As the extent of damage was assessed, churches came together to formulate a long-term recovery plan that would best serve our community on the long road to recovery. 4BDRN formed to respond to the immediate needs relating to Hurricane Harvey and to prepare for future disasters that might affect our community. Gateway is proud to be a part of this network.
4BDRN is partnering with an organization called Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) to rebuild as many as 1,000 homes in the 4BDRN area during a 17-day effort in March 2018. EDOH is preparing to bring in 5,000 volunteers from around the country (and other countries) during this period to get the work done. About half of the volunteers will be skilled tradesmen, to include electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians. They aren’t just hanging drywall and leaving - EDOH will finish out walls/floors and will also make electrical/plumbing/HVAC repairs. All of this will be done at no cost to the homeowner.
If you are interested in applying to have 4BDRN/EDOH assess your home for possible rebuild, please complete the Rebuild Request Online Form. Please note that completing the online form does not guarantee that your home will be assessed or selected for rebuild. 4BDRN has criteria they use to determine which homes to rebuild.
Thanks & God bless you!
Director of Missions
Gateway Community Church
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