Saving St Mary's
The island is uninhabitable and the mayor has said that those who did not evacuate should leave. Basic services like water and power are not going to be restored soon.
Donations are being accepted to aid both the basilica's repair and the parish's community rebuilding efforts. If anybody's keen to pitch in, drop a line.The church had 8 feet of water and will need to be cleaned and repaired. The pastor is taking residence in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has no access to a computer. I have evacuated to Dallas and there is nobody at the church.
We have no information of when the postal service will become operational in Galveston. We do not know when we will be able to get back either. The island is in lock down.