My heart is broken. In the wake of a powerful, natural disaster, thousands of souls have been left destitute. Their vehicles, businesses and homes are completely submerged in water. They have been left with very minimal to no material possessions. They are living in local shelters or have been evacuated to several surrounding cities in Texas.
So what now?
Numerous families have been displaced. Parents are scared for their families. Children are confused and just desire normalcy. Mamas, this is the time to stand in the gap. There are babies who need milk, diapers, clothes, wipes and toys. There are mothers who need water, clothes, pillows, and a place to call home for their children.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Whether you are local (Texas) or several states/countries away, you can help.
Aid from Afar
- Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort through American Red Cross
- Donate to the Salvation Army
- Donate to a verified Hurricane Harvey GoFundMe
- Donate to victims in Houston through YouCaring
- Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through GlobalGiving
- Buy and donate items from the Red Cross Wishlist on Amazon
Training in Texas
- Become a Disaster Service Volunteer through the Red Cross.
- Volunteer with the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey Relief (contact your local Salvation Army)
- Get trained through Samaritan’s Purse to volunteer in Victoria, TX as well as Rockport/Portland, TX.
- Sign up through Volunteer Houston
Deliver & Donate
- Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi need donations.
- Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes (these can be dropped off or mailed).
- Visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society to aid animals affected by Harvey.
- Donate your blood to victims of Harvey.
- Check with your local La Leche League and Human Milk 4 Human Babies to find out more info on donating breastmilk to Harvey victims.
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE CAN DO. This is just the beginning. Do not forget: the end of this week does not equal the end of the relief effort. Needs must be met not only today, but tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. We have to continue to join hands and help our neighbors. Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus, dear friends.
Praying for you, Gulf of Texas. It’s ok to not be ok.