Current PS Assistance - Phase 2
We have been overwhelmed with countless offers of generosity and an outpouring for those PS community members who have suffered loss and damage due to Hurricane Harvey.
As urgent needs die down and more long term needs arise, we have created a new survey that will help us to be more strategic and better align our ability to deploy resources. If you have previously emailed or contacted us regarding volunteer efforts, we still need you to complete this new survey for our extended efforts.
On Monday, September 25th, we will begin using the data gathered from the survey to line up more efficiently volunteer interests and opportunities.
Click here to take the Presbyterian School Hurricane Harvey Assistance Survey whether you are in need or wanting to volunteer.
PS Assistance - Phase 1
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we enlisted our Grade Level Homeroom Parents and Servant Heart reps to check on each family in the School. The majority of our families reported safe without flood damage. However, over 35 families and faculty experienced mandatory evacuations, flooding, property damage and loss, and other flood-related issues. We are thankful for the outpouring of help and aid which many Presbyterian School families offered. Flooded PS families and faculty have been lifted up and are on the road to recover as a result of the generous and unhesitating support of the Presbyterian School community.
A special thank you to these representatives for all of their help:
Beta – Stephanie Holmes and Jessica Marshall
PreKindergarten – Kellie Lawrence and Rani Nanda
Kindergarten – Liz Freeland and Michelle Jarrell
First Grade – Don Langston and Anna McKay
Second Grade – Grace Oberti and Lettie Vellano
Third Grade – Aryn De Lisi and Mariella Self
Fourth Grade – Aimee Bolton and Amber Alonso
Fifth Grade – Farzanah Gangjee and Katy Murray
Sixth Grade – Lori Hendricks and Sarah Underwood
Seventh Grade – Linda Parrish
Eighth Grade – Judy Farrell
Helping the City
Mucking: (v.) the process of cleaning up flood houses.
If your house got flooded during the storm, then it might need to be mucked. Mucking means activities like removing wet carpets, flooring, dry wall, mud, or other items to prepare a flooded home for drying out and renovations. If you are reasonably healthy and own a painter's face mask and some gloves, you're qualified and needed. Click here to request help or to volunteer your services.
Share your Place
Do you have a place for a displaced family to stay? Airbnb is also offering survivors, workers and volunteers short-term lodging with hosts free of charge. List your place on Airbnb.
Share Your Car
Many rental car companies are out of cars. As an alternative, people are turning to car sharing sites such as GetAround and Turo, to find a car to rent. (Think Airbnb, but for cars!) List your car out for a day or two to fellow Houstonians who have flooded vehicles and places to go.
Work with the Red Cross
You can volunteer with the Red Cross which requires a volunteer registration. Click here to register.
Aid for the Nehemiah Center
A significant number of Nehemiah Center families have been displaced by the floods. Some lost almost everything except for their faith. The Center maintains an emergency relief fund called Womanade but the needs far exceed this existing resource. Paying tuition will be difficult for families who already live at or below poverty level. The Nehemiah Center plans to waive fees for families affected by the hurricane by utilizing Womanade funds to cover student tuition costs. If you are interested in blessing a Nehemiah family, make a donation to the "Womande Emergency Relief Fund" or "Operations" to support long term assistance. Donations may be made online. The tangible items our families need include; towels, blankets, socks, toiletries, child undergarments and non-perishable food items. Donations may be dropped off at 5015 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004.