Harvey Relief Team 6 - October 22-29 - MErickson

by Melanie Erickson

$1050.00 raised

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  • Goal: 1000.00

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About this campaign

Samaritan’s Purse has five specially equipped Disaster Relief Units in Texas, and is recruiting volunteers to clean up homes in response to the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 storm slammed into the Texas on September 1, bringing catastrophic flooding, widespread damage and 15 deaths. About 27 trillion gallons of rain fell on Texas and Louisiana over six days, which is enough to fill the Houston Astrodome 85,000 times.
As a volunteer in this response, I hope to be able to bring hope and healing to those whose lives have been affected by this disaster. I will be raising $1000 to cover my flights and ground costs, and any funds raised above that amount will go to support the work of Samaritan’s Purse relief efforts.

Updates and comments

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    Gwen - 03-Oct-2017

    Way to go Melanie! What a wonderful thing you are doing.Take care and be safe. Hugs Gwen and Denis

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    Lynda - 03-Oct-2017

    We are so proud of your commitment to helping those less fortunate, Melanie. You are a loving and compassionate woman and we love you.

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    Anonymous - 04-Oct-2017

    Hope you have an exceptional trip and you achieve your goal!!????

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    Anonymous - 04-Oct-2017

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    Anonymous - 04-Oct-2017

    I'm proud of you for doing this, Mel.

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    Anonymous - 20-Oct-2017

    Praying for strength, protection and overwhelming blessings over you Mel, as you travel and are a light in all you do!!! <3 Aunty P.

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    Melanie - 20-Oct-2017

    Way to go Mel!

I'm raising money for

Hurricane Harvey Relief - Volunteer Fundraising

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<p>Across North America, many communities struggle with major challenges. They are facing natural disasters or other unforeseen crises. They have physical needs, and often deep spiritual needs too. Local Christians want to reach out, but need our support. Your gifts will enable Samaritan’s Purse to respond promptly to these diverse and urgent needs in Jesus’ Name.<br></p>

My Team

Harvey Relief Team 6 - October 22-29

Where your money goes

Samaritan’s Purse allocates 90% of every dollar we raise directly to our ministry efforts.

  • 90% Ministry
  • 7% General Administration
  • 3% Donor Education & Fundraising
(Average annual spending allocations over past 5 years)

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