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October Hurricane Relief Update

 | by Lakewood Church

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Since Harvey's record-breaking waters impacted our city, thousands of homes and lives have been turned upside down. God has used us to help piece lives back together one home rebuild at a time. 

Since the storm, we have mobilized over 2,500 volunteers to help clean out nearly 1,000 homes. Our teams have fully completed rebuilding 40 homes, with 6 homes currently in the rebuild process, and we're still hard at work. 

This month, we finished repairs to the Ugboaja home, a family that has attended Lakewood faithfully for fifteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Ugboaja have four children under their roof, as well as their eighty-five-year-old mother. When the flood waters came, they were thankful that the knee-high water levels stopped at their driveway. However, their roof received extensive damage. Water started pouring in from above, causing destruction throughout their home.

Because their insurance deductible was too high, they were unable to fix their roof, leaving their home vulnerable to more damage. They needed it repaired as soon as possible. When we discovered their need, we helped them at once. Lakewood Church provided a $2,000 gift card and our teams went to work repairing their roof. Since the water damage destroyed their bathroom, garage and a few bedrooms, we helped repaint their bathroom and other rooms, as well as fixing the interior ceilings. Our teams also rewired the bathroom and provided new light fixtures and a new sink!

"The Lord used Lakewood to meet our need. We are so thankful for our church. My husband and I could not have fixed our home alone," recalls Mrs. Ugboaja. "I thank God for Lakewood Church. Every time I go, the Lord gives me a Word."

Because of your faithful generosity, we are able to help families like the Ugboajas. As a ministry, we are committed to being a blanket of love and comfort to those in need. Thank you for standing with us! As a part of Lakewood Church, you are a part of every life restored and every home rebuilt.

 

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