Research by Topic: hurricane-harvey

Hurricane Harvey one year later: ABHMS addresses spiritual, psychological needs in Texas

Published September 19, 2018

After natural disaster strikes, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) consistently responds, partnering with volunteers from across the mainland United States and Puerto Rico to repair and rebuild homes, churches and other facilities. But survivors’ spiritual, emotional and psychological needs are just as important.

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ABHMS garners 9 awards from Religion Communicators Council

Published April 6, 2018

At left: American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Curtis Ramsey-Lucas and Susan Gottshall receive awards from the Religion Communicators Council at a dinner in Atlanta.

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Volunteers rebuild homes in Houston, Beaumont during ABHMS’ ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…Texas’ effort

Published March 23, 2018

Volunteers from Ottowa (Kan.) University; First Baptist Church (FBC), Manhattan; FBC, Salina, Kan.; and St. Paul’s Baptist Church, West Chester, Pa., rebuilt homes and engaged with homeowners in Houston and Beaumont during American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…Texas” effort March 18-25. They helped to address the devastation wrought when Hurricane Harvey made […]

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Travelogue takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries

Published September 25, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/17)—Beginning tomorrow, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS Disaster-response Ministries as it assesses the damage and connects with survivors and others on the ground in hurricane-ravaged areas from Louisiana and Texas to Florida and Puerto Rico. Through photographs and videos as well as […]

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ABHMS continues to support hurricanes Harvey, Irma survivors

Published September 19, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to provide support to the survivors of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Both recently brought strong winds and flooding that resulted in structural damage, power outages, injuries and fatalities—Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and Irma in Puerto Rico and Florida. Hurricane Harvey relief efforts On […]

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Published August 31, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/28/17)—American Baptists are urged to lift up those affected in both Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall Friday on the Texas coast. Bringing 130 mph winds and an unprecedented amount of torrential rainfall in some areas, the hurricane has resulted in flooding, power outages, […]

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ABHMS releases $10,000 in OGHS funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

Published August 31, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/17)—In response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster Relief funds to Church World Service on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA. More funds will be released as […]

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