St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church in Houston made its entire campus and property available to the city of Houston’s first responders from the very beginning of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating blow to region.
First responders and emergency crews used the buildings and parking lot as a critical staging ground for rescue operations throughout the surrounding area.
Fortunately, the church structure itself was not damaged— and even more fortunately, the entire community, led by their parish priest Fr. Luke Palumbis have come out in full force to volunteer.
Numerous St. Basil families were displaced by floods and dozens of others who were safe turned out to help rescue and provide shelter to fellow members of the Greek Orthodox community, as well as to complete strangers in need of shelter.
Dozens have showed up at the church cultural center to pack hygiene kits for people living in shelters.
On Saturday evening, Fr. Luke took to the church’s Facebook page to send a message of thanks and praise for his community’s response.
The community is accepting donations to support those in need. Click here to support the efforts of St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church.