26 February 2021 | Huntsville, Alabama-based Oakwood University Church (OUC) and Breath of Life television ministry partnered to collect 30,000 bottles of water and other essential items for victims of the extreme weather that caused havoc in Texas earlier this month.
Four million Texans lost power due to harsh winter weather, and rolling blackouts continued even as weather improved. People lost access to heating, and burst water pipes and other water issues restricted access to drinking water.
According to a report from the North American Division, supplies were trucked from Huntsville to World Harvest Seventh-day Adventist Church, a distribution site in Houston. Carlton P. Byrd, current OUC senior pastor and speaker/director of Breath of Life, had previously pastored the Houston congregation.
“This will be the first of several trips we will make with supplies to Houston,” Byrd said. “Our brothers and sisters in Texas have gone through so much with the cold weather and winter storms. We wanted to help, and clean water is an essential commodity that we must have, which many residents don’t have access to at present.”
Water supplies image credit: Oakwood University Church