Feed the Need Missions has been providing disaster relief since 2011. To date we have responded to 17 disasters and have served many communities near and far that have been devastated by floods, tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes. We do this with a hot meal, listening ear, and encouragement.

Check out this video from Jonah Beyer, Feed the Need Missions’ President, and learn a little more about our heart for disaster preparedness. While you do, we hope you consider partnering with us by making a donation today so we can reach as many people as possible during these urgent times of need.

 


Help us be prepared for the unthinkable today.

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Since 2011 Feed the Need Missions has served communities hit with devastating floods, tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes with a hot meal, listening ear, and encouragement.

Can you help us be prepared to respond to the next disaster and make a donation today? Your gift of $10, $25, or $50 will help us respond quicker and serve more people when disaster strikes.

While we never hope for a disaster, we know your support will help us be even more prepared to respond when disaster does come our way.

 

As hurricanes, fires, mudslides, and earthquakes ravaged through countries around the world the last few years, many of us are re-evaluating our emergency preparedness. While food and water are critical in any disaster, they may not be enough. Recent research suggests that how you react both physically and emotionally during and after a natural disaster could make the most difference to your survival. – Disaster Preparedness Article

Personality, emotion, attitude, and how well people cope with adversity have more to do with survival than any type of equipment. Feed the Need Missions responds to catastrophe through immediate prayer and action. “We provide a hot meal, a listening ear and prayer,” says Jonah Beyer, President of Feed The Need Missions.

Natural disasters leave more than a path of physical destruction in their wake. They leave emotional scars for both survivors and rescue workers. Catastrophe can strike anywhere at anytime. If disaster does reach you, struggle and pain are inevitable. But having a plan, and having that plan be second nature, will bring tremendous peace of mind. A preparedness plan will also exponentially increase your chances of making it through a natural disaster.

Feed the Need Missions has served over 70,000 meals over the last few years with our disaster relief efforts. God has prepared our way each time disaster has struck. As we move into the months of September and October where memories of fear and devastation lurk in Central Texas, we ask for your prayers.

The bible tells us “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you WHEREVER you go”- Joshua 1:9. Know that you’re not alone in your fear. Hold tight with us to God’s promise.


Help us be prepared for the unthinkable today.

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Since 2011 Feed the Need Missions has served communities hit with devastating floods, tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes with a hot meal, listening ear, and encouragement.

Can you help us be prepared to respond to the next disaster and make a donation today? Your gift of $10, $25, or $50 will help us respond quicker and serve more people when disaster strikes.

While we never hope for a disaster, we know your support will help us be even more prepared to respond when disaster does come our way.

 

It is hard to believe at this time last year our Feed the Need Missions Disaster Relief Team was coming together in person and in prayer as we cleaned up the devastation Hurricane Harvey so angrily left behind. For the month of September we will be sharing information and stories with you, our faithful readers for National Preparedness Month.


As the water was slowly coming into their house, The Robertson Family moved as many of their belongings as they could to their second floor. Hurricane Harvey was showing its relentless power through tornadoes and heavy down pours in their home town of Cypress, Texas.

The water began quickly rising leaving no practical way out of their subdivision safely. Blake Robertson gathered his wife, Mary and their three children into the master bedroom and began to pray. Just as they said,“Amen,”  Jonah our President at Feed the Need Missions called Blake to asked if his team could assist them in getting out. “We were scared and didn’t know what to do. Our other friends were trying to get to us but they didn’t have a boat. When we received the call we knew it was from God answering our prayer,” Mary said.

The small fishing boat was launched into the deep water just off the highway. Feed the Need Missions Disaster Relief Team made their way into the Robertson’s subdivision and to their home. After tears of joy and comforting hugs, they all boarded the boat and began their journey to safety leaving all their possessions behind. They all worked tirelessly together to maneuver through the water and debris. “If you guys didn’t come and help who knows what the outcome would have been,” Mary said.

A few short days later Feed the Need Missions was set up in the parking lot of The Robertson’s church. As Mary was leaving the church she found Jonah’s wife, Christy, and gave her a big hug saying, “Thank you for allowing Jonah and his team to rescue us.” As they embraced, Mary tears were trickling down her face.

Christy then invited Mary to take home a few sack meals to feed her family. Mary said, “I can’t do that. There’s other people out here that need it more than me.” Christy replied, “We are here to serve everyone Mary.” With tears rolling down her cheeks and a smile on her face, she grabbed five bags to take home to feed her family.

Looking back a year later The Robertson Family is so thankful for the helping hands of our Feed the Need Missions Disaster Relief Team. “I’m not sure how my family can be prepared for the next disaster but it’s comforting to know we have friends who can help. We are forever grateful for you guys,” Mary said with tears of thankfulness filling her eyes.

 


Help us be prepared for the unthinkable today.

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Since 2011 Feed the Need Missions has served communities hit with devastating floods, tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes with a hot meal, listening ear, and encouragement.

Can you help us be prepared to respond to the next disaster and make a donation today? Your gift of $10, $25, or $50 will help us respond quicker and serve more people when disaster strikes.

While we never hope for a disaster, we know your support will help us be even more prepared to respond when disaster does come our way.

 

Our Harvey disaster relief teams are officially back home. Looking back at the past few weeks and now even months, it is incredible to see how God moved as we responded to our neighbors during such a devastating time.

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2017, Feed the Need Missions had already started gearing up to provide disaster relief to the communities in our area. Our first response was to the flood evacuees in Bastrop County serving three meals a day at the Smithville Recreation Center.

From there we sent out teams to Giddings, La Grange, Houston, Katy, Bloomington, and beyond. Because we have been preparing to respond in times of disaster, we were able to utilize equipment and volunteers we already had and respond quicker in this time of need than we ever have before.

Overall we went into nine different towns and served over 28,000 meals, with the majority of those being served in the first two weeks of response. Thousands of people were able to receive a hot meal because of the support of our donors and volunteers.

And we just wanted to say THANK YOU!

We know you have been following our journey in response to Harvey–whether it’s through prayer, sharing information, volunteering, equipment donations, or your financial support–it has not gone unnoticed. We are so overwhelmed and blessed by this and truly believe we have the best supporters around.

While our teams have wrapped up for now, there is still much work to do as recovery continues. Prayer is still very important, so keep praying for those affected by this disaster. If you are still interested in volunteering to help aid in recovery, we encourage you to check out Samaritan’s Purse. We were able to partner with them during this disaster and they are doing great work in the Harvey devastated areas.

And lastly, we can always use your continued support as we start preparing to respond to the next disaster. These funds help us respond quicker and prepare better for when the next disaster strikes. Simply click here and select ‘Disaster Relief’ as the designation on our secure donation form.

Thank you again, we are so glad you are part of this story.

We have set up a page with the latest in Mission U-Too’s Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. Please check there for the most up-to-date information regarding the needs we have as we kick it into high gear to serve our neighbors affected by flooding and other devastation from Harvey.

Mission U-Too is working on assessing the situation and preparing to jump in where we can. Right now, we have a small team providing food and a listening ear at the Smithville shelter for those who have been evacuated in the Bastrop area. We will continue to provide support as long as it is needed. As for other areas, we will continue to monitor where we might be needed, but right now everyone’s safety is a priority.

Currently, the biggest need is for donations. Please consider giving to help Mission U-Too serve those affected by this disaster. Click on the button above to give today.

 

With 31 counties in Texas declared a state of disaster, the need to provide disaster relief is overwhelming. However, we are hearing of huge needs in small towns where poverty is high and resources are limited. With how widespread the flooding is there is little focus on these areas and they need our prayers and support.

Mission U-Too has decided to send a team down to the Wharton, Texas area through the weekend and possibly longer. This town is located on the Colorado river and many areas of the town have been underwater for days.

Your prayers and financial support are very needed at this time. Pray for the flood victims, city leadership, and our team as they serve this small town. And pray about giving to help serve the many people who have been affected by this widespread flood.

We could also use more volunteers through the weekend. If you are interested in heading down to Wharton to help below are the details of where we will be.

WHERE:

Just Do It, Faith Recovery Center located at 1619 Martin Luther King Blvd, Wharton, TX 77488

WHEN:

This Friday, Saturday, Sunday (June 3-5, 2016) morning meet at 8:00 AM at Creekside Christian Fellowship located at 16628 TX-36, Needville, TX 77461 for a daily debrief.

MORE DETAILS:

We will be serving hot lunch and dinner each day to the impacted community. Please wear a hat, good shoes as there will be little to no sitting, and remember sunscreen and bug spray to keep yourself as comfortable as possible.

For more information please contact Christine Farquhar at 979-583-8612.

Houston has been hit hard with flooding from the recent rains we received in Texas. Several people have died and there have been over 1,200 rescues to residents in the area. And more rain is in the forecast.

Mission U-Too is currently sending a small team to assess the situation to see how we can best help feed people physical and spiritually. Our goal is to set up somewhere locally to provide a hot meal and listening ear to those in this community that have been devastated by this flooding.

Please keep our team and the flood victims in your prayers. Your donations are also appreciated as well as we prepare to serve those in need.

UPDATE:

In the Cypress area of Houston, many of the roads are still under water and the only way some residents can get in and out of the neighborhoods is by boat.

School has been out all week and many of the kids that attend schools in the area rely on school lunches for meals each week. That means that many of them have not eaten as much as they usually do, so we want to be sure to provide them and their families a hot meal today.

Volunteers are need to help serve, both locally and from out of town. Below is the information of where we will be set up this weekend. We’d love for you to come by and serve. Also at this time, donations are still very needed. Simply click the donate button below to give today.

Volunteer Information:
  • Friday, April 22 – Mission U-Too will be serving from 3:00pm until dark (around 8:00pm) at Millsap Elementary School located at 12424 Huffmeister Rd, Cypress, TX 77429. Volunteers are needed starting at 2:00 pm.
  • Saturday & Sunday, April 23-24  – We will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Cypress United Methodist Church (CUMC) located at 13403 Cypress N Houston Rd, Cypress, TX 77429. For these two days volunteers may show up here between the hours of 8:00am until dark.

Please contact Jason Bray at 214-236-4446 for more information.

This holiday weekend an unlikely tornado touched down near the Dallas area in Garland and Rowlett, Texas damaging an estimated 2,000 homes and buildings. Thousands of people are displaced and many are mourning the loss of loved ones and homes destroyed in these devastating tornadoes.

A Mission U-Too team is on their way up to the area to see how we can serve those hurting and trying to figure out their next steps. Disasters are always hard to go through, but it’s especially challenging when walking through one during the holidays.

How You Can Help

The biggest need is for donations. We will be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner and want to make sure we have enough food for anyone who stops by for a meal. Your financial support is critical so we can serve as many people as possible.

Prayer is another huge need. Pray for the victims who are struggling to make sense of what just happened, for those who lost loved ones, and for safety and wisdom for our team and first responders.

We will keep you updated on Facebook with more details about where we will be serving and other immediate needs we may have. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form below and we will be in touch with you. We greatly appreciate your prayers and support.

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We need your help.

It has been a long tough few weeks in Bastrop County with the recent fires in Smithville and now flooding throughout Bastrop County for the second time this year. As a result there are many people displaced and in need of a helping hand to get back on their feet.

Mission U-Too has been out supporting our community by cooking nonstop since the fires broke out last month. But right now this community desperately needs volunteers that are willing to show up and let God use them in the first stage of clean up from these fires and floods.

Samaritan’s Purse is helping coordinate these efforts for our community, and now more than ever your help is needed to bring aid to many people lost and hurting.

Click the button below for more details and to sign up to help.

It’s been a tough month for the Central Texas area with the Hidden Pines fires near Smithville and the most recent flooding in the Austin area. Bastrop County has been hit three times this year alone with natural disasters that have left many people displaced and left to sort through the damage.

Now that the fires and floods have subsided the hard part begins. The cleanup. Several organizations are on the ground coordinating the actual cleanup, and Mission U-Too has been asked to serve food to the volunteers and families who lost their homes. Also as the news media covers the fires and flooding less and less, volunteers on the ground decreases, but the need stays the same.

FIRE & FLOODING RELIEF EFFORTS | Mission U-Too

Mission U-Too is committed to providing disaster relief efforts, first in our own communities and then to communities where we are called to go serve. Right now we are coordinating efforts in Smithville throughout the fire cleanup, Bastrop throughout the flood cleanup, and now in Onion Creek in southeast Austin to help with flooding relief efforts. And we need your help.

The most critical need is for donations. So far we have served over 7,000 meals and over the next few weeks we will serve many more. But in order to continue, we need your financial support to make sure we have enough food for anyone who comes for a meal. Click here to donate today.

We also need volunteers to help us over the next few days in Onion Creek. We served there a couple years ago when this area was devastated by floods, and we were asked by the fire chief to come back and serve as this community struggles with round two of flooding. We will be out there all day Wednesday and Thursday this week and need volunteers to help cook, serve, and lend a listening ear.

If you are able to come out this week, please fill out this volunteer registration form so we can best coordinate these efforts.

Thank you for continuing to lift those affected by the fires and floods in your prayers. Cleanup is a long road and can be very difficult physically and emotionally for all of those involved. Thank you also for praying for Mission U-Too as we are sent out to these locations.