In September 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston, Texas. This was the 3rd costliest hurricane to ever make contact in the US. In the wake of the storm, there was a string of devastation and debris left all along the Texas coast. BrickThink teamed up with other ministries to do their part in the relief effort. We sent teams down to clear debris, clean homes, and rebuild homes. As Galveston and the surrounding towns continue to rebuild, BrickThink and Times Square Church continues to support them.
Somebody Cares America
The major communities in and around the Galveston, Texas area have gotten back on their feet after Hurricane Ike. Many of the smaller communities, however, are still in the recovery and rebuilding stages. As opportunities arise and doors are opened, BrickThink will continue to be available for the relief efforts.
A scouting team of 4 went from Times Square Church down to Galveston in September 2008. They met with Doug Stringer of Somebody Cares America, who was taking a lead role in the coordination and provision of aid for the local areas coming in from organizations around the country. The team had the opportunity to go and meet with church leaders and residents in Galveston, Oak Island, Bridge City, and several other smaller communities up the coast of Texas which were impacted by Hurricane Ike. They were able to get a broad scope of where the biggest needs existed, so that we could better prepare and send teams.
A team spent their Thanksgiving weekend giving out home cooked meals to those families who were displaced by Hurricane Ike. While there, they also had a chance to help take rubbish and debris out of some homes.