SCN Volunteers begin hurricane relief effort in Houston

Posted by Spalding Hurst

October 25, 2017

Above, the group begins work in the Greenbrook neighborhood.

Volunteers of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have arrived in Houston, Texas, late Tuesday evening to begin work. Some of the volunteers are working with St. Bernard Project (that was founded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina) removing mold from the walls of the homes of the people affected by the flood waters. The rest are working on food stocking for the distribution center of The Free Indeed Church in Northeast Houston.

Sister Luke says, “We all have been overwhelmed by the kindness and thoughtfulness of so many people. Last night at one of the local restaurants, a man named Hosea Cortez, paid for our supper and thanked us for coming to assist in the cleanup efforts. This morning, at McDonald’s, our coffee was paid for by Raymond Rachel, who thanked us for coming South. The group is energized to begin our service work. The team decided that I needed a Texas cowgirl hat. Keep us in prayer.”

See more photos here.


  1. Rev Dr Linda G Frost

    Thanks to Sr Luke and the SCNs who came to TX to give us a hand. I live in Corpus Christi. The storm brought more wind than rain to South Texas. But, the needs are great and those of us in Texas appreciate your time and effort on our behalf. Blessings+

  2. Maarai Brocato

    Dear sister and Luke and All, you are on your way home now and must feel so good about the way you could serve the good people of Houston. We are proud and grateful for your presence and service.

  3. Rosemarie Kirwan

    I’ve thought of you all each day. I’m doing petitions at Mass this morning and will include you, your intentions and thanksgiving for your safe arrival. Adelante!

  4. Sangeeta Ayithamattam

    Thank you for letting us know all the good you are doing and the goodness of people reaching out to you

  5. Connie Tarallo

    Luke and crew, you all are “rays of sunshine” to the people that you are serving! Many thanks for your generosity and hard work! A pink cowgirl hat! How about that Luke!


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