“They (the evacuees) are the No. 1 priority,” said Khan. “They will not be disturbed, they will not be displaced, they will not be moved.”
Khan went so far as to say that evacuees sheltering in local mosques would remain unmoved even if members had to have their Friday prayer services in the parking lots, CBS News reported.
Congregations all over Dallas are also organizing relief efforts.
The Jewish Temple Emanu-El Dallas synagogue is asking its faithful to help find shelter for evacuees.
Churches are also working on donation drives, clearing out space for shelters and getting members together for volunteer missions to Houston and surrounding areas.
Lakewood Church, Houston’s biggest and most high-profile church, reportedly had its doors closed due to flooding earlier in the week. After several social media posts criticizing pastor Joel Osteen for failing to act, the church opened its doors, organized donation drives and coordinated volunteer efforts.
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