Dear Church Family,

Last Friday, we all watched as Hurricane Harvey swept ashore in south Texas bringing devastation and flooding like our state has not seen in almost half a century. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday night as a Category 4 storm. It continues to batter the Texas shore as a tropical storm, dumping massive amounts of rain on an already rain-soaked area of our state.

Hillcrest Baptist Church is committed to assisting those affected in Houston and along the Texas coast who are struggling with the lingering effects of the hurricane.

Our church remains steadfast in our commitment to pray for the people who are still in the eye of the storm. Already, several of our members are on the ground in south Texas assisting with relief efforts through Texas Baptist Men and our law enforcement agencies. Additionally, there are areas of support with which our Hillcrest family can become directly involved.


First, and foremost, we can PRAY.

  • Pray for those in the path of the storm and for their families.
  • Pray for the first responders.
  • Pray for the volunteers assisting those in need.
  • Pray for the floodwaters to recede.


Second, we can GIVE.


Third, we can GO.

  • Sign up to Volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse.
  • Sign up to become an SBTC Disaster Relief Volunteer.

Hillcrest is looking into other ways that we can be involved in the aftermath of this storm. As more details are known, we will pass them along.

Thank you for your prayers and for being a part of fulfilling our mission to Love and Serve God and Love and Serve Others.

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

                      – Psalm 29:10–11

Donations for Evacuees

Hillcrest is collecting items to distribute to evacuees who are in the Dallas area. Please drop off your donation items in the Foyer, Children’s Wing or Student Building.

  • New underwear and socks (all sizes)
  • Non-perishable food
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby diapers, wipes, and formula
  • Bottled Water

Please do not include any of the items listed above in the buckets.

Buckets for Harvey

Hillcrest is a regional collection location for Disaster Relief Cleanup Buckets. We are asking individuals to begin collecting 5-gallon buckets with lids. Each 5-gallon bucket should contain 18 items (approximately a $50 value):

  • Terry towels (4-pack)
  • trash bags (roll of 25)
  • mold control spray
  • Ajax detergent
  • cleaner with bleach
  • Wonder bar
  • first-aid kit
  • duct tape
  • scrub brush
  • leather palm gloves (3-pack)
  • utility knife
  • Sharpie permanent market (2-pack)
  • 3M eyeglass protector
  • disposable gloves (2-pack)
  • hygiene kit
  • wire ties
  • respirator (2-pack)
  • sponges (3-pack)

Please drop off your complete buckets to the Foyer, Children’s Wing or Student Building.

Click here to find other SBTC collection sites.