Aid to Texas

August 31, 2017

Greetings NCBC Family, Clergy, Brethren, and Sisters:
Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots.  The National Guard has made 8,500 rescues, evacuated 26,000 people and conducted 1,400 shelter-in-place welfare checks in Texas, so far. As a result, there are 32,000 people in shelters throughout the state. As many of you know, as your President, I am a servant who will network; going wherever God compels me to go and walking through doors He has opened for service. This situation in Texas has become part of out networking in order to serve.
A member who is a truck driver in one of our churches, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Frank Kelly, has offered to help those who have been displaced in Texas.  The member is willing to allow the Convention to use his own tractor trailer truck.  It is his desire to drive it filled with donations to Texas at NO charge to the Convention. I have reached out to those who are in partnership with the Convention such as CVS and United Health Care, for help in filling this trailer. They have consented to provide supplies.  
Also, I have contacted our home mission chair, Rev. Roy Holbrook, who is putting a plan in action. 
Additionally, I have contacted Pastor Lance Aubert over the Grace 
Temple Christian Church in Houston, after speaking with his brother Pastor Paige Harris of Third Baptist Church, where I learned Grace Temple Christian Church is under water. Pastor Aubert has agreed to be our point of contact. He has informed me right now, they have water and other non-perishable items. With the help of the member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, each of us can be a blessing to those who are have been displaced. 
They are in desperate need of the following items:
  • clothing
  • shoes
  • baby supplies 
  • blankets
  • undergarments
  • towels
  • laundry supplies to wash clothes
  • feminine hygiene products
Respectfully, I am asking Pastors to make an earnest appeal to your congregations for donations so that we, NCBC may bless those who are in dire need of our help by filling up the tractor trailer truck. A drop off location has not been identified.  
However, I will send a subsequent email with further details on the drop-off location, times, and dates.  
Pastor Charles W. McNeill, Jr.
President, National Capitol Baptist Convention
"N-E-W -- Network - Education - Worship"