Disaster Response and Emergency Assistance

TropicalStormAllison

 Tropical Storm Allison on June 4, 2001 flooded the Houston area leaving 30,000 homeless after flooding houses, hospitals and businesses.  The Lighthouse Charity Team was there to feed those in need.

 

 

 katrina-domeHurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 brought folks to Galveston with only the  clothes on their backs. The Volunteers of The Lighthouse Charity Team set up equipment at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church and George Brown Convention Center feeding these folks for 6 weeks.

 

 

 

IkeTeamHurricane Ike on September 13, 2008devastated Galveston Island with a 12’ storm surge flooding houses, businesses and the UTMB Hospital Complex. 

There was no electricity, gas or water on the island for weeks.  The Lighthouse Charity Team was first on the Island with 2 semi-truck loads of water donated by Del Papa Distributing and Anheuser Busch. We initially staged our equipment at The Del Papa Facility on Broadway in Galveston feeding Emergency Responders and those that remained on or returned to the island to check their property.  After two weeks, Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church requested our services at their location in Galveston.  We brought in an 18 wheeler refrigerated/freezer trailer with a large generator and began to feed people lunch and supper on a daily basis for 30 days.  Our daily meal consisted of a meat entree, vegetable, starch, gravy, baked rolls, desert and a drink.  This was all done at no charge, as the meals were paid for donations provided by the Methodist Churches throughout Houston and other areas.  We had volunteers from all walks of life including the National Guard.  We fed a sit down meal in the Church and had a Free drive thru in outside the Church.

HurricaneRita

Hurricane Rita on October 4, 2005 flooded the Louisiana and the Texas Gulf Coast causing homeless folks from Lake Charles, La. to Bolivar, Tx.

Bastrop Texas Fire September 9,10,11, 2012 Scott Gordon, VP led a Team of 40 Volunteers and 24 vehicles along with support from Galveston PD, Jamaica Beach PD, Friendswood PD and Galveston Constable Precinct 4 to give some relief to the EMS at the Bastrop Area Wildfires.  We set up in Smithville, Texas  to support their Emergency Personnel, The Texas Guard, State Troopers, Water Chopper Pilots and Crews.  Over 500 servings per meal were provided, at no cost, to make these hard working volunteers feel appreciated.

PelicanIslandPelican Island Fuel Tank Explosion near A&M Campus on February 23, 2012 we were called at 8:00PM by The Galveston Police Department requesting food, water and Gatorade for 100 Emergency Responders. This lasted until 6:00AM the next morning.  Over one mile of fire hose was laid out and many firefighters were responding from work without dinner.

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