More than a half billion dollars has been pledged in state and federal assistance to help Texans in 34 counties recover from the storm's damages.
Two months after Ike took oil and gas production offline in the Gulf of Mexico, nearly a quarter of the production remains offline.
The federal government's slow pace of moving families displaced by Hurricane Ike into a long-term housing program is frustrating to all parties involved.
That's why World Hope International continues to help Texas with the recovery process. The ministry partnered with other relief groups such as the United Way, Catholic Charities USA, and The Salvation Army, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide a local forum for disaster-related communications and resource distribution.
WHI's job is to provide volunteer labor and construction management to rebuild homes on an ongoing basis. Current estimates indicate that as many as 2,000 Orange County, Texas, residents may need this rebuilding assistance after the organization begins operating later this month.
Pray that their teams will be ready to share the hope of Christ as they meet needs. WHI expects to continue operations through at least November 22, and many volunteer opportunities remain. For details, click here.