Hurricane Harvey Recovery

SJV’s Disaster Relief Ministry, along with several ministries and groups within the parish, is taking steps to assist with the long-term recovery of our parishioners and our neighbors in need.

If you have been affected by the flooding and are in need of assistance, please contact the Social Service Ministries office at 281.497.4434 or email us. Please be sure to provide us with a phone number where you can be reached during office hours.

Resources for those affected by the flooding

If you have been affected by the flooding, your first step should be to contact your insurance agent. You also need to:

Register with FEMA immediately: Call 1.800.621.FEMA (1.800.621.3362) or visit the Fema Website.

Additional Information is available at:  Harris County Recovery Network and the City of Houston Disaster Recovery Information Website.
These sites include information on how to register with FEMA, how to register your flooded home with Harris County and the city of Houston, how to look for a towed car and other important resources.

Advice the steps you should take after flooding: Please take a few minutes to download and read this comprehensive document on the steps you should take after flooding.
This document was put together by a fellow parishioner with ample experience on this matter, and it does not constitute an endorsement of any company or individual. It is simply a parishioner’s desire to share her experience in dealing with a flooded home.

Other important resources include:

Operation Hope:
HOPE Coalition America free financial services include: FEMA applications and appeals, home inspections and repair contracts, small business recovery, assistance obtaining copies of destroyed documents, insurance claims assistance and appeals, disaster recovery budget, financial counseling, assistance negotiating and working with your creditors, managing mortgage payments on a destroyed home.  For assistance call 1.888.388.HOPE (1.888.388.4673).

SJV Supply Center:
St. John Vianney is now a supply center for those who were affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. Our Youth Lounge is stocked with cleaning supplies, tools, toiletries, diapers and more. The Youth Lounge is located off the basketball court of the Activity Center.

Assistance with clean-up:
Crisis Clean Up, 1.844.965.1386

Assistance with repairs:
Rebuild Together, 713.659.2511

Unemployment due to Harvey:
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Unemployment Assistance: workers who have lost jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to Hurricane Harvey may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, 1.877.892.3896

Long-term Recovery:

Legal Assistance:
Lone Star Legal Aid, 1.800.504.7030

Replacing Lost Texas IDs or Driver’s Licenses:
DPS will provide a no-cost replacement DL or ID card for residents in the impacted counties. For more information, View/Download DPS Announcement.

Crisis/spiritual care:


Not affected but want to help?

The hurricane and flooding has dramatically impacted all of our parish. Please pray for all of our parishioners and neighbors who have lost so much. We need volunteers every day!

Volunteer

There are multiple ways in which we can come together as one family to serve our fellow parishioners in need. Please call our offices at 281.497.4434 or email Mercedes to let us know that you are available to volunteer.

Complete Volunteer Form Online  

Or Download/Print Volunteer Form

We’re looking for volunteers we can call to see if available to lend a helping hand, as the hands and feet of Jesus, with things that might only involve helping people fill out forms, making phone calls, helping at SJV or a nearby site to distribute emergency items or supplies, we need volunteers to deliver hot meals, run errands, babysit, do laundry for the disaster victims. We also need volunteers to help clean up and demo houses all week. On Saturdays and Sundays, clean-up and demo volunteers meet at the Basketball Court at 8am.. We will be working in collaboration with Catholic Charities, St. Vincent DePaul and other entities.

Already on our team? Click here for Volunteer Resources

 

Donate

As so many of our staff, parish leaders and volunteers are flood victims or had to evacuate, we have created a Hurricane Harvey Disaster Fund in our efforts to mobilize much needed assistance in our community. Please make your donation to St. John Vianney Disaster Relief:

Donate Online

 

If you have any questions, please contact Belinda LeBouef at 281.497.1500
All donations are tax deductible