Rio Texas Flood Buckets and Relief Sent to Louisiana

403 flood buckets were sent from the Bishop Joel & Dr. Raquel Martínez Disaster Response Center in Kerrville to Covenant UMC in Lafayette, LA over the August 20 weekend. Over 100,000 homes were damaged due to the historic rainfall between August 11-14.

Rio Texas churches can start resupplying the warehouse in Kerrville with flood buckets. Flood buckets may be dropped off at the Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Center at 16400 Huebner Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78248. You can also drop them off at Mount Wesley.

Early Response Teams and individuals with ERT badges are currently being deployed, according to Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Eugene Hileman.

Rio Texas Disaster Response is also responding to flood survivors here in the conference area. Disaster Response Recovery Teams are needed in six different locations in the Rio Texas Conference. You may contact Eugene Hileman at  if you are interested in serving on the recovery team.

“Money is the best way to help victims in Louisiana,” said Mr. Hileman.

Your gifts will help their continued work in Louisiana. To support relief in Louisiana, you can give to Disaster Response, United States (Advance #901670). You can give online by clicking here.