It has been almost 14 months since Hurricane Harvey came though south Texas and forever changed so many lives. It made The Abundant Harvest grow up and become a fixture in South Montgomery County far faster than any of us could have imagined.
Almost immediately after Harvey, we began serving meals with our neighbors who live off of Needham Rd. We have continued to go back to this neighborhood every week, offering meals and and a food pantry. In this time, we have gotten to know the residents, prayed with them, celebrated with them, and cried with them.
Because we have formed friendships with these folks we became aware of other needs besides what could be put on a table. They needed help having a place for a table, or in some cases, having a table at all. Working closely with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Episcopal Relief and Development, we have been able to receive grant money that will help the Community of Needham Road rebuild and become stronger and more resilient to flood waters. Already we have helped 8 families purchase supplies like insulation, plywood, flooring, doors, and sheetrock. The need is still there, and we plan on helping more families. Not only will we be able to help them get the supplies they need, but also to hire skilled labor to make sure things are done to code, so these homes are safe.
We are thankful for all this abundance that is being shared. We are even more thankful for the relationships that have been built, and continue to be built as we move into the the new year.
Here is a link to one of the latest stories that have been published about the work we are doing with our friends on Needham Road.
Two Women and a Truck