One of the challenges in living far away from a natural disaster is the feelings of equal parts empathy and total helplessness. I know I feel that way as I sit here in France and watch in horror as the destruction continues in Houston and Louisiana. But we CAN help no matter where we are, and there are so many ways.
I wanted to share a few ways that I am helping from afar - and I hope you can too. Every little bit counts, and this disaster is far from over.
"A gift of $100 can provide a secure crib for a little one living in a shelter, help supply a safe space in shelters for 20 displaced children or many other items that are needed to care for the littlest survivors."
Diapers are not provided in most emergency shelters, so the Texas Diaper Bank is in need of donations to provide for the basic needs of these vulnerable children. Thousands of children are stranded in shelters without clean diapers. Please donate.
The crowdfunding website Global Giving
The website is trying to raise $2 million to provide “food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance” to Harvey’s victims. By Wednesday night, it had raised more than $1,624,204. Funds are going directly to relief efforts
And the easiest -
Text “red cross” to 90999 to donate $10.00 to Harvey relief efforts
Texas, Lousiana, and all those affected by hurricane Harvey, you're in my thoughts and prayers constantly.