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PCA Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response

Our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and we continue to pray for them and their families. Many have asked what Prestonwood Christian Academy can do to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and how you can assist. Please read the daily update below for details on how you can help.

Daily Updates

9/7/17 Update

This week, PCA sent 150 boxes to Community Christian School in Orange, TX to preserve their books until a new library can be built. PCA continues to partner with Prestonwood Baptist Church and Grace Bridge to collect supply donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

We are still collecting:
  • Blankets
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Baby Items (diapers, wipes, formula & bottles)
  • More items later including furniture

Hours of collection:
Sat (4-6), Sunday (8:30-12:30), M-F (1-5) at Prestonwood Collection Stations. Grace Bridge Celina (8-5) and GB Frisco (10-6).

8/31/17 Update

As one of the effects of Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston, we are aware of the gas shortage in the DFW area. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep our families informed of any potential impacts to PCA. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates.

Hurricane Harvey, now Tropical Storm Harvey, caused unprecedented flooding in Houston, surrounding region and the Texas eastern coastline leaving catastrophic destruction in its path. Approximately 13,000 people have been rescued and an estimated 30,000 were displaced. Many of you have friends and loved ones in the affected area, and we are continuing in prayer for them. We are praying for the all victims of this disaster, first responders and volunteers.

Join us as we rally around our fellow Texans this Friday night, September 1, as the PCA Lions take on Ft. Worth All Saints at Lions Stadium. We will continue our relief efforts by collecting emergency supplies - blankets, toiletries and hygiene products, and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula and bottles) Friday night. Please bring your donations to the designated tent located near the entrance to the stadium.

Also, during the second quarter we will "pass the buckets" to provide everyone an opportunity to donate financial support that will be used to assist in meeting the needs that continue to grow daily.

Please continue to pray for those in South Texas that have been affected.

We look forward to seeing you Friday night. Go Lions!

8/29/17 Update

Here are ways our PCA Community can help:

1. Collection of Supplies (UPDATED):

Prestonwood is partnering with Grace Bridge to collect much-needed supplies for those affected by the storm. Collection stations are limited in accepting only: blankets, toiletries and hygiene products, and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, and bottles). Grace Bridge collection stations have opened in the following locations:

Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano Campus)
6801 W. Park, Plano 75093 (NW corner of campus)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00

Prestonwood Baptist Church (North Campus)
1001 Prosper Trail, Prosper 75078 (front parking lot)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00

Grace Bridge Distribution Center
319 W. Walnut, Celina 75009
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 / Saturday, 10:00-4:00

Grace Bridge Resale of Frisco
9380 Prestmont Place, Frisco 75035
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00-6:00 / Saturday, 10:00-5:00

When dropping off an item, please tag it as "Disaster Relief" with your name on it. Donation receipts will be available upon request.

2. Pray:

Please continue to pray for everyone impacted by this catastrophe. If you have family or friends in Houston and the surrounding region, please email Mary Carl Finkelstein at mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org so that we may pray specifically for them.

Additionally, PCA's Campus Ministry Team has developed a plan that unites our community in prayer during the next week. Please join your children and grandchildren during their chapel time:

Chapel by Division

Plano 7th-12th Grade - Thursday

  • Ministry Team will show a short video of the devastation at the beginning of chapel
  • Ministry Team will have a PowerPoint presentation to direct a corporate time of prayer.
  • Families, please pray together for the following prayer needs:
    • People still in need of rescue
    • People stuck in their homes
    • People in nursing homes
    • Schools that have been damaged
    • Businesses that have been damaged
    • Government Relief Agencies
    • Hospitals caring for people and those affected by the flooding
    • First Responders
    • People and Pets that have been displaced
    • Refugees being relocated from Houston
    • Physical needs (food, water, place to stay, clothing)

Plano Lower School - Friday

  • Corporate Prayer at the beginning of chapel
  • Teacher facilitated prayer time with students in class (prayer buddies)
  • Families, please pray together for the following prayer needs:
    People still in need of rescue
    • People stuck in their homes
    • People in nursing homes
    • Schools that have been damaged
    • Businesses that have been damaged
    • Government Relief Agencies
    • Hospitals caring for people and those affected by the flooding
    • First Responders
    • People and Pets that have been displaced
    • Refugees being relocated from Houston
    • Physical needs (food, water, place to stay, clothing)

Plano 5th-6th - Monday

  • Ministry Team will show a short video of the devastation at the beginning of chapel
  • Ministry Team will have a PowerPoint presentation to direct a corporate time of prayer.
  • Families, please pray together for the following prayer needs:
    • People still in need of rescue
    • People stuck in their homes
    • People in nursing homes
    • Schools that have been damaged
    • Businesses that have been damaged
    • Government Relief Agencies
    • Hospitals caring for people and those affected by the flooding
    • First Responders
    • People and Pets that have been displaced
    • Refugees being relocated from Houston
    • Physical needs (food, water, place to stay, clothing)

North Campus - Tuesday

North Campus held their special Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 29:

  • Corporate Prayer at the beginning of chapel
  • Teacher facilitated prayer time with students in class (Prayer Buddies - prayer guide)
  • Facilitated round table prayer time at the beginning of Middle School Chapel
  • Families, please continue to pray together for the following prayer needs:
    • People still in need of rescue
    • People stuck in their homes
    • People in nursing homes
    • Schools that have been damaged
    • Businesses that have been damaged
    • Government Relief Agencies
    • Hospitals caring for people and those affected by the flooding
    • First Responders
    • People and Pets that have been displaced
    • Refugees being relocated from Houston
    • Physical needs (food, water, place to stay, clothing)

8/28/17 Update

Here are three specific ways our PCA Community can help:

1. Pray:

Please continue to pray for everyone impacted by this catastrophe. PCA's Campus Ministry Team is developing a plan that unites our community in prayer. If you have family or friends in Houston and the surrounding region, please email Mary Carl Finkelstein at mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org so that we may pray specifically for them.

2. Collect Emergency Supplies:

PCA is partnering with Prestonwood Baptist Church in collecting and transporting these supplies. Starting tomorrow (Tuesday) there will be collection points on both campuses (Plano and North). Please continue to check this webpage and PCA's social media for daily updates and specific details. There will also be directions on how to make a financial donation to the relief efforts.

Items being collected to be distributed to the families affected by Hurricane Harvey:
Small Furniture, Household Goods, and New & Gently Used Clothing

Items may be dropped off at these locations:

  1. Grace Bridge Distribution Center
    319 W. Walnut, Celina 75009
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  2. Grace Bridge Resale of Frisco
    9380 Prestmont Place Frisco, TX 75035
    Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  3. Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano Campus)
    6801 West Park Blvd Plano, TX 75093
    Collection trailer is located in the NW corner of the property near the baseball practice fields.
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  4. Prestonwood Baptist Church (North Campus)
    1001 Prosper Trail Plano, TX 75078
    Collection trailer is located in the front parking lot.
    Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
When dropping off an item, please tag it as "Disaster Relief" with your name on it. Donation receipts will be available upon request.

3. Mobilization of Volunteers:

We will be working closely with PBC, who is also partnering with several local and national ministry based relief efforts, on the volunteer mobilization plan.

Since the needs will change in the coming days and weeks we will also be updating our relief efforts via eflash on a daily basis.

As a ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Prestonwood Christian Academy is partnering with PBC to assist and support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. For additional ways to help, click here:

Prestonwood Baptist Church