St. Paul Church Steps Up to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

September 15, 2017 08:02 PM

A Twin Cities church hasn't forgotten about all the people hurt by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

At least 60 people were killed when the huge storm dumped up to 52 inches of rain in southeast Texas.

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All this week, members of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in St. Paul have been dropping off supplies headed for the Houston area. They say it's a mission of love.

"We're so moved by the terrible hurricane in the Houston/Beaumont area and wanted to do something in a big way" the Rev. Steve Daniels Jr. said.

Part of the church has been transformed into a warehouse to sort all the donations.

Things like cleaning and school supplies, clothing and gift cards have been stockpiled to send to Texas . Church members say they asked for things for someone who lost everything might need.

"We felt we needed to be hands on" Rev. Daniels said. "We needed to let the people of the Texas area know that we are concerned for them, we are here for them and we are going to help them. Not only through prayer, but through gifts to help them recover."

The Hurricane Harvey relief drive started Monday and ends Saturday.  Everything will be loaded on a truck and it will leave early Monday morning for Houston where the supplies will be distributed.

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