Dallas church hosts benefit concert for Harvey victims

Members of a Dallas church are continuing to help Hurricane Harvey victims. A benefit concert Sunday helped raise money for Houston area victims who lost everything.

Members of St. Luke's Community United Methodist Church hosted a Hope for Healing concert, taking offerings to raise money for Harvey disaster relief in South Texas.

Pastor Michael Bowie felt personally inspired. He’s from Houston and recalls seeing the images when the storm hit two months ago.

“Being away from Houston, I was paralyzed. I couldn't do anything,” he said, “Seeing I-10 in Houston underwater, and seeing Rockport devastated. I mean, the whole community decimated. They lost everything, and here we have everything.”

Together with Janet Bell Odom, a disaster response coordinator for the United Methodist church, North Texans are not only singing and dancing to help South Texans, they're also doing the dirty work, cleaning out homes that had standing water, and growing mold.

“God has given us something to give to others, and we need to use it,” said Odom.

St. Luke's is one of many churches praying for Houston, and the surrounding area. But Pastor Bowie says people affected by Harvey need more than prayers.

“Prayer is good, but prayer without action is really kind of null and void. So we're going to pray about it, but we're going to back it up with some resources and some funds to help bring about healing.”

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