Be the Good

Feeling antsy and not knowing what to do, I have been glued to news outlets following the coverage of Hurricane Harvey. Many of us have been lucky in Corpus Christi with minor damage. Our neighbors to the north, and of course Houston, have been devastated. Inland flooding in small communities that the news will likely never mention have been destroyed. A friend of mine, who was in the middle of a move, will likely lose all of her household goods as they were sitting on a truck in Houston. There are countless others facing complete losses.

Two things keep popping up for me personally. One is the saying, “Be the change you wish to see.” The other is a verse from the Bible.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Isaiah 6:8

Give where you can. Do what you can. Giving blood, donations, prayer, food, toiletries, basic necessities – they are all needed. If you are finding you are far removed from the area, but are heartbroken by the images you’ve seen of the gulf coast, please consider donating. Here are some great local – and national –  organizations that could really use your help!

Together Rising 

The Diaper Bank

Driscoll Children’s Hospital

The SPCA of Texas for animal Relief

Houston Food Bank

Galveston Food Bank

Victoria Food Bank

Corpus Christi Food Bank

Southeast Texas Food Bank

San Antonio Food Bank

Salvation Army Relief

Samaritan’s Purse

Thank you for your prayers and donations.

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