"We have pastors that we know personally there, and we will take the gift cards to the pastors, and distribute them to families so they can buy some new things," Stampley said. "Show them that Milwaukee cares. Donated items are great, but having a way to buy new stuff when you're struggling, can mean so much more."
Stampley and a few people from his church will drive the gift cards to Houston next week.
"We'll spend a few days to see how we can assist in helping, maybe transporting some people, just being of service," he said.
It's the kind of trip Stampley has experience with. He helped in Houston during flooding three years ago. He also went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and Flint, Michigan during the water crisis there. He's also traveled to Haiti, Africa, and many other foreign countries in times of need.
"We're here to help," he said. "That's what life is about. When adversity hits in the form of acts of nature, the best of us comes out. "
His motto: It doesn't take rich men, but rich hearts. And he says Milwaukee has a lot of them.
"I must give credit to the good character of Milwaukee," Stampley says. "People here have always responded."