Hurricane Harvey Relief – Ways YOU Can Help!

October 25, 2017

Donate to Hurricane Harvey ReliefIn the wake of Harvey’s destruction, many are asking how they can help. Here are a few suggestions, and we will continue to add to this list as needs and methods to address them are identified.

    • PPUMC is joining churches throughout the denomination to help with immediate needs and to ongoing rebuilding efforts in the coming months by supporting United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) through a Special Offering every Sunday in September.
    • Use the Special Offering envelopes provided in worship bulletins or donate online with a credit card at
    • Checks should be made payable to PPUMC with the notation that it is for UMCOR Advance #901670 — this is specifically for Hurricane Harvey relief.
    • For online donations, please be sure to select our church name from the dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen.
    • PPUMC is collecting gift cards in denominations of $10 and $20 for chain stores (e.g., Home Depot, Walmart, Target, etc.) and Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
    • You can bring them to the church office during our business hours (Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
    • Please do not leave gift cards outside of the office.
    • Donate or volunteer at local shelters. However, please refrain from sending general donation items, such as clothes or bedding, unless directly requested by the shelter. Shelters can quickly become overwhelmed with items that cannot be used, taking up much-needed space and resources.
    • Please continue to pray individually and together as a community for those whose lives have been affected, as well as early responders, disaster coordinators and volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief and recovery.
    • Stories about Harvey’s impact on churches and how members are helping neighbors are being posted at as they become available.
    • PPUMC has an adult mission team heading to the Sager-Brown Depot on September 17, 2017, to work on relief efforts.
    • Lift our team up in prayer as they travel, work and return to us.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Offering in September

Micah 6:8

...what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?