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Katy Christian Ministries helps Fort Bend storm victims

May 17, 2019

Katy Christian Ministries is partnering with Katy Responds and Supply Bridge Ministries to collect and distribute cleaning supplies to residents in south Fort Bend County affected by the May storms.

“Last week, central and southern Fort Bend County experienced some very heavy downpours resulting in nearly 12-inch rainfall totals within a few days,” said Tom Pretti and Chelsea Lucas of Katy Responds. “That resulted in approximately 200 homes experiencing short-term/flash flooding, across three communities: Needville area, Richmond and Sugar Land.’’

“In discussion with those impacted communities, they’ve indicated they have the manpower to address the needs but they were in need of supplies. Katy Responds is glad to partner with community partners like Katy Christian Ministries and Supply Bridge Ministries to provide awareness and distribution support of the supplies. We continue to pray that Katy is not impacted by another disaster in the near-future, but we know that Texans and Americans will always rise up to support one another in times of need,” they said.

Supplies on the list include bleach, rag towels, mops/mop buckets, floor cleaner, brooms/dust pans, laundry soap, gloves, face masks, Concrobium/Shockwave/mold treatment, liquid fabric softener to eliminate odors, contractor trash bags, air fresheners/Lysol, plastic bins/tubs to save items in, new bath towels/wash cloths and sponges/scrub brushes.

Items can be dropped off at the KCM Administration Offices at 5504 First St. in Katy. Items also can be ordered online by visiting smile.amazon.com and selecting Katy Christian Ministries as the charity. Items can be shipped to the KCM Administration Offices.

Email info@ktcm.org or call 281-391-5261 for more information.

Katy Responds is a network of churches and other organizations established in 2018 to focus on the long-term recovery effort to rebuild the community after Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Visit https://katyresponds.org for information. Katy Responds continues to work across the Katy community to assist the 1,500+ still suffering from Hurricane Harvey’s impact. Opportunities to help exist. The nonprofit is using volunteers to canvass neighborhoods to identify homes still in need, raise awareness of remaining hardships homeowners are facing, raise funds to continue the rebuild efforts, and organize resources to bring the community back to full restoration.

The website for Supply Bridge Ministries says it supports communities in need by bridging the gap between supply sources and distribution organizations. Visit www.supplybridgeministries.org for information.