Volunteers help Conroe community clean up in wake of flooding in Montgomery County

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The Woodlands Church Disaster Relief team and their group of volunteers have been able to help about a dozen families so far.

CONROE, Texas — The sights seen throughout the River Plantation neighborhood in Conroe on Friday captured the aftermath of last week’s catastrophic flooding. At the same time, the sounds of drills, and hammers spoke to the relief efforts underway for those in need. 

“Removing all the sheetrock, all the insulation, anything that would have gotten wet,” said Pastor Chance Park. 

Much of that relief is because of Pastor Park and the disaster relief team of volunteers with the Woodlands Church

“You’re not only helping them with the debris and removing things, you’re also kind of helping them emotionally and spiritually walk through something that is shocking at first,” Pastor Park explained. 

For a lot of these families, this is all too familiar. 

“They actually just flooded in January,” said Pastor Park of one family. “They were nearly completely back in their home. They just had finishing touches to put on it from this first shocking event and then this happens.”

According to leaders with the Woodlands Church Disaster Relief team, roughly 120 homes in the River Plantation neighborhood took on water, and their group of volunteers have only been able to help about a dozen so far. Many of the homeowners are retirees and elderly couples. 

“There’s a lot of groups out here that are trying to help. There’s obviously a lot of, you know, nonprofits and other churches that are just kind of getting into the neighborhood now and getting their bearings,” said Pastor Park. 

The disaster relief team has prepared more than 700 meals for the community. 

“Hopefully this entire community will feel really loved very, very soon,” said Pastor Park. 

If you would like to volunteer with the Woodlands Church Disaster Relief team or make a donation, click here

The Montgomery County Food Bank is also assisting with relief efforts across the county and surrounding areas and is in need of volunteers and donations. 

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