HP Pres Helps Flood Victims in Old East Dallas
On August 23, 2022, after months of drought, the Dallas-Fort Worth area was hit with more than 10 inches of rain. Old East Dallas was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods, receiving 15 inches of rainfall in just 24 hours. While some homes were spared from the high floodwater, the blocks near Highland Park Presbyterian Church’s East Dallas church plant, Peak Street Church, were severely impacted.
Families residing on and around Alcalde Street were left with major damage to their homes and belongings – some even losing everything. HP Pres quickly mobilized with the City of Dallas, Peak Street Church, Primera Iglesia Bautista, and Texas Baptist Men to offer immediate disaster relief and assistance in the form of food boxes, clothing, and gift cards. Fifteen families were significantly impacted, three requiring major home repairs and remodeling.
Thankfully, HP Pres has provided the funds needed to purchase construction supplies and has had volunteers working every Saturday to assist with new home construction and neighborhood clean-up to remove storm debris and fallen trees. When the repairs are finished, HP Pres will work with longtime partner, Dallas Furniture Bank, to replace damaged furnishings.
“Old East Dallas is home to many loved families who have been here for generations,” said Cameron Beaty, lead pastor at Peak Street Church. “While the devastation to those affected is extensive, it has been really encouraging to see the community come together and ensure all residents impacted by the storm are supported. I’m so grateful for the church and our local partners. We could not do this without their help.”
While this community effort will conclude in October, HP Pres and its partners continue to serve the city through various ministries that serve the City of Dallas. To learn more, volunteer, or donate, please visit hppres.org/disaster-relief.