Over the recent months, Texas (and specifically Houston) has accepted more than four thousand people—either seeking asylum from Afghanistan, here as refugees, or who have aided our military and found safety here in the USA. Many of the people who are here had only a few hours’ notice to flee and have arrived with just the clothes on their backs. Some people might use the word “overwhelmed.” We are choosing to use the word OPPORTUNITY. The opportunity in Houston for Christians to welcome our new neighbors from the Middle East is epic. It’s exhilarating to live in a time when the world and many previously-unreachable people are at our back door—needing airport pickups, groceries while they get settled, help setting up apartments, and friends in the USA to help them transition to a new life, language, and culture. Don’t miss this incredible, life-changing opportunity and invitation to do something meaningful with your family. If you are able to provide ANY assistance, YOUR CITY NEEDS YOU! Please make sure your church knows about this opportunity to serve the world, right in their own backyard! There are opportunities to deliver groceries, provide welcome kits for new moms, register children for school, and much more!
We are assisting the YMCA with assembling welcome kits for new moms who are arriving in our city pregnant or with brand new babies. This is an opportunity that anyone can participate in – you don’t have to be local! Just click on the link above and purchase one or more items from our Amazon list and they will ship directly to our warehouse to be assembled by volunteers into kits ready to drop off with new moms!
As we move into the holidays, we are transitioning into an easier plan for food distribution to refugees. The YMCA has asked us to continue to provide groceries into January because hundreds of new families will continue to arrive through February. Mercy House Global has assembled hundreds of non-perishable food kits that we are storing at our Tomball store. If you sign up to deliver groceries, you will pick them up at the address below. Please feel free to add a gallon of milk or fresh produce–but this is not necessary.
Mercy House Global
418 W Main St
Tomball, TX 77375
Wednesday hours: 10am-4pm
If you have a pretty flexible schedule and live local to the greater Houston area, we would love for you to sign-up for “Last-minute” needs. These urgent and last-minute requests may include move-ins with less than a 72 hour notice, enrolling children in school, or a variety of other tasks. We want to be at-the-ready to help our new friends with urgent and necessary needs. If you are spontaneous, than this is for you! We understand that when we contact you, you may no longer be available, but that’s okay, we will keep you on our list for next time.