It has now been two months since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas. Many of the immediate emergency needs have been met, but long-term needs continue. In the days after the storm an Emergency Operations Center was set up in northwest Houston. The EOC took calls from homeowners in need and sent out work crews to help them. The EOC also received supplies, not only for the workers, but for people who lost many of their household goods.
Now that recovery is winding down, the EOC is offering some of the surplus supplies to community groups that can get them to those in need. These included bedding, paper goods, diapers, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. [Read more…]
Once a tiny preemie facing the probability of severe, life-long physical and mental problems, Kaitlyn Burr has come a long way.
Seven years ago, well before she was due to be born, a routine ultrasound revealed that Kaitlyn had spina bifida, a neurological birth defect that occurs yearly in the U.S. in about 1500 pregnancies. [Read more…]
TOMBALL TEXAS – On February 8, eight Boy Scouts were simultaneously awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout rank at a special Court of Honor held at New Kentucky Park. All of the young men are members of Troop 619, which is sponsored by the Lakewood Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Orion District, Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
A collective sigh of joy and relief rose up from the dozens of onlookers as the first jars of peanut butter from the Church’s cannery in Houston Texas earmarked for Feeding America moved down the production line January 26, 2017.
Albuquerque, N.M. – “Be Prepared,” advised Albuquerque New Mexico Mayor Richard J. Berry, keynote speaker at an Emergency Preparedness Workshop at the church’s San Victorio chapel in Albuquerque. Drawing upon this Boy Scout motto, Mayor Berry, an Eagle Scout himself, addressed a diverse audience of faith leaders, city and federal representatives, and community members, explaining the need of both communal and individual preparation for disasters.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Timothy B. Guffey begins his three-year tenure as the mission president of the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retired as a patent manager from Procter and Gamble in Ohio, he serves with his wife Kandis M. Guffey. They have 8 children and 19 grandchildren. [Read more…]
During Project See to Succeed, bright, shining eyes accompanied by wide smiles filled the City of Houston’s West End Health Center, as an army of volunteers including missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) helped the children navigate the comprehensive eye exam process.
Enthusiasm for preparedness was palpable at a recent Food Storage Class held at a large Mormon church in Houston Texas next door to the Church’s Home Storage Center. Seasoned “preppers” and novices to the idea of home storage came from all over the Houston area and southeast Texas to learn specifics of home food storage, water storage, cooking in emergencies and how to accumulate and store commodities safely and economically.