Dear friends and neighbors,


Over the last week or so all of us have watched in horror and disbelief the images of devastating winds and flood waters as they crippled the Texas Gulf Coast causing death and destruction in unprecedented intensity.   Now that Harvey has moved out of most impacted areas and in most cases the water levels are lowering, families are returning to their homes to find the full extent of the damage. So many have lost everything and will need help from government, charities and all of us to help in their recovery.


I have several family members who live in and around Houston. Fortunately, even though their immediate neighborhoods were flooded, they all escaped safely and without damage to their homes. They are now busy helping their neighbors and friends clean up homes, remove debris, prepare meals and all that they can to assist.


Many people across the nation are coming to the aid of the victims of Harvey and I am certain many of you have or want to help. Sometimes it is difficult to know how to help and what charitable organizations will most efficiently and directly help these families in need. So I asked my Houston family if they would suggest a couple of local charitable organizations in their area that they feel would do the most efficient and direct job of offering aid. They gave me two, one a public school district non-profit and one a local church. The public school district is one where several members of my family attended school and the church has been my family's church for over 50 years. Both do excellent work in the community and are doing all they can do to help in this crisis.


You may have already given or have intentions of giving to other wonderful charity groups,  and for that I thank you. But if you have not yet given or wish to help further, here are the links and instructions on how to donate. Should you have any questions please contact me.


I personally thank you for your generosity. As we enjoy the Labor weekend, lets remember those who are laboring to restore their homes and their lives.



Bill Boswell

1609 Government Street


League City United Methodist Church

Main website url: http://www.lcumc.org/

What they do: help with basic needs, assist with temporary housing, assist with FEMA applications, organize work teams to clean flooded houses, plus so much more.

To donate with a check, make check payable to:

League City United Methodist Church (In memo section of check write: Hurricane Harvey Relief)

Mail check to:

League City United Methodist Church

Harvey Relief Fund

1601 League City Parkway West

League City TX 77573


To donate using the Church's on line donation form, follow the instructions below:


(Please note you will need to enable cookies into your chosen browser to utilize the church's website donation payment form.)



Clear Creek Independent School District

Main Url for website:  http://ccisd.net/ccisdcares

CCISD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClearCreekISD/


What they do: helping to provide clothing and school supplies to children their parents, staff assisting with clean up of homes and schools. Providing valuable information about housing, medical, insurance, and basic needs.


To donate with a check, make check payable to:



In the "notes" field, please add "CCISD Cares"


Mail to:

CCISD Education Support Center

Attn: Cindy Stamps, Federal Programs

2425 E. Main Street

League City, TX 77573


To donate using the school districts online donation form, follow the instructions below: