How You Can Help
Unity Church of San Antonio has reached out to the other Unity communities affected by Hurricane Harvey directly as well as to Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM). Our Communications Coordinator, Birdie Shawker coordinated with Rev. Judy Beach of Unity of Corpus Christi in ensuring their newsletter was updated with the latest information about their status. We are grateful to report that they will be holding services this Sunday. We reached out to Unity of Rockport with offers of assistance and were advised that they are not yet able to assess their immediate needs.
The Board of Trustees has agreed to donate our quarterly tithe to support Unity churches impacted by the storm.
UWM is working closely with Unity of Houston, which will serve as a hub for relief efforts for all of the affected Unity churches and centers. In a message from Rev. Howard E. Caesar, we learned Unity of Houston has agreed to accept and coordinate monetary donations for the victims of this unprecedented disaster. You can click here to donate to Unity of Houston’s Disaster relief fund now, Click here to donate.
On Friday, September 15th at 8:00 p.m, in their sanctuary, they will host “Help for Houston—A Benefit Concert.” This will feature Rev. Michael Gott, Unity of Houston’s wonderful musicians, and some special guests, including Rickie Byars. The concert will be live-streamed around the world and they hope to raise $100,000.00 for hurricane relief efforts. Go to their website to learn more. UCSA will livestream the concert in our sanctuary and collect a love offering donation to send to Unity of Houston. Click here if you’d like to volunteer for this event.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact us and we can connect you with them. Be sure to tell us about any specific skills you might bring that would help them help Houston.
This article from Rev. Kelly Isola, Disaster Response/Recovery Chaplain, may give you some insight about giving and is worth a read before donating items.
There are a number of other ways to be of support, check out this story from Texas Monthly.
The Texas Diaper Bank is located right here in San Antonio. They are is putting together relief kits for families with children who need access to clean diapers in areas affected by the storm.
To provide food for people who will spend some time in our area because of the storm, we suggest the San Antonio Food Bank. 210-337-3663 safoodbank.org
And the SPCA of Texas is doing much to help animals that were in the storm’s path.
Of course, the power of prayer is never to be underestimated. If you have not read “Light for the Road Ahead” yet this week, we invite you to click here, and join us in upholding these powerful affirmations.