Disaster Relief

To all who were affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Geri and I, and our entire staff, have been deeply concerned and praying for you since the storm hit our area. After hearing so many reports of its destructive impact, we want you to know we’re here for you! As we’ve been teaching in our latest series from Acts 2:42-47, we want to be “fellows-in-your-ship.”

Hurricane disaster relief will be provided for areas that have been affected.

For all who can volunteer or make financial donations, we need your help!

CTAB Disaster-Relief:

Before you apply, please review the following information.

City of Houston Recovery Resources:

City of Houston Emergency Information and resources will assist in the storm recovery.

Regular updates can be accessed at: www.HoustonRecovers.org

For recovery resources visit: http://harrisrecovery.org/

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open in Harris County to aid individuals and businesses impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State of Texas, and other agencies will be available at the centers to provide information about disaster assistance programs and guidance to fill out an application. For locations, please click the link below:


For more resources, visit:


FEMA Resources:

FEMA application: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

FEMA updates: https://houstonrecovers.org/tag/fema/

FEMA assistance website: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

D-SNAP (Food and Nutrition Services):

  • Through D-SNAP, Food and Nutrition Service is able to quickly offer short-term food assistance benefits to families involved in a disaster.
  • Eligible households will receive one month of benefits, equivalent to the maximum amount normally issued to a SNAP household of your size. Benefits are issued via an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, which can be used to purchase food at most grocery stores.
  • Through D-SNAP, affected households can use a simplified application. D-SNAP benefits are issued to eligible applicants within 72 hours, speeding assistance to disaster victims and reducing the administrative burden on state agencies operating in post-disaster conditions.

Please contact the helpline at: 1-877-541-7905 or 211*

Disaster Legal Services (DLS)

DLS provides free legal help to qualified disaster survivors. DLS can assist with:

  • Insurance claims for medical bills, loss of property, and loss of life.
  • New wills, power of attorney, and other legal papers lost or destroyed.
  • Home-repair contracts and contractors
  • Problems with landlords.
Call the helpline at: 1-800-462-7585

CLEAN UP Resource:

If you need mucking or gutting your home after water exposure, please call the Crisis Clean Up helpline at: 1-844-965-1386.

Vehicle Information:

If you did NOT have comprehensive coverage on your car:

  • Your baseline liability insurance will NOT cover damage sustained in a hurricane.

If you are in this situation, you still have a few options, such as:

  • Apply for government assistance: one-fourth of Texans live in areas declared disaster zones, which means you can receive help from FEMA. By contacting this agency, you could be eligible for help with losses not covered by insurance.
  • Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call (800) 621-3362 for information.
  • Disaster loan: you can apply for financial aid through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which offers low-interest loans for both homeowners and renters who sustained property damage in a natural disaster, but you must first consult with FEMA. Contact SBA at (800) 659-2955.
  • Check your homeowners insurance policy. You may be covered for damage to your vehicle—especially if it was parked on your property at the time—depending on your insurance coverage. Contact your insurance agent for more details.

CTAB Relief Distribution:

To receive notification for available assistance, distributions days, and helpful resources, text “Join” at 281-612-5485.

If you or your neighborhood is in need of basic supplies, you can schedule an appointment or come to our center, Thursday–Saturday, for food and other essentials. We can help you and your neighborhood.

Weekend STRIKE TEAM Distribution:

Our STRIKE teams target neighborhoods that suffered great damage from Hurricane Harvey. A team from the distribution center will load a truck of supplies and food and transport it to the community where the need is greatest.

If you are interested in joining or leading a STRIKE Team in your area, please contact Pastor Clark at (832) 915-0610.

If you would like to volunteer or donate to the C.T. Storm Relief Distribution Center, please contact our Connections Team at iclark@ctab.org or call (832) 915-0610.

To contribute to our Disaster Relief Fund (SecureGive), CLICK HERE. You can give with confidence, knowing that 100% of your gift will go to those who have suffered great loss and are in need.

A final way for each of us to assist is through prayer. God hears when we call upon Him!

Thank you for supporting and praying for our community as we recover from the devastating impact of Harvey.

May God's grace and peace be with you!

Pastor Heard

CTAB Relief is a grantee of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

For more updates on our relief efforts CLICK HERE.