When the rain falls, the church rises.— Pastor Gregg Matte
Welcome to the central hub of the LOVEFIRST Disaster Relief efforts at Houston's First Baptist Church. Visit this page for up-to-date information on how you can love our city well — and how you can be loved if you're in need of assistance.
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God opened a door for Pastor Gregg Matte to appear on HLN TV in a live interview this week. Listen to his message and share it with others — thousands of people need to hear about hope and where we go from here.
UPDATED: Thu, Sep 14 @ 4:45p
The response for clean-up and "mud out" assistance has been overwhelming given the extent of Hurricane Harvey's impact on our city. Currently, our LOVEFIRST Disaster Relief volunteers are serving over 700 homes in flood-effected areas. To effectively leverage these volunteers and our supplies, we are unable to accept new requests at this time.
There are many other groups loving our neighbors in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Please visit the Houston Church Planting Network website for a compiled list of churches and organizations providing relief to communities throughout the greater Houston area.
Food and clothing are still available for those in need at our Food Pantry & Clothes Closet in Spring Branch. Individuals and families may stop by during their normal hours:
Food Pantry & Clothes Closet of Faith Center-Spring Branch
8244 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Mon-Thu and Sat @ 10a-1p
Read below for how you can volunteer with our relief efforts. If you have additional questions, contact LOVEFIRST.Volunteers@HoustonsFirst.org.
UPDATED: Mon, Sep 11 @ 11a
Volunteers are needed to serve each day at the Food Pantry & Clothes Closet of our Faith Center-Spring Branch, located at 8244 Long Point Rd. Volunteer hours are from 9a-4:30p on Mon-Sat. All you have to do is SHOW UP and be ready to serve! (FYI — the facility is open for those in need from 10a-1p on each of those days.)
UPDATED: Wed, Sep 20 @ 3p
Housing may be needed for those displaced by floods and for volunteers coming to Houston from out of town. If you have available rooms to offer, please fill out this form to let us know.