I hope and pray everyone is happy and healthy. I know there are many Texans and Louisianans who are not and pray for them daily. I was actually anxious to start my like list with number 1.
1. The citizens of Texas. I am inspired by the citizens helping each other with total disregard for their own losses. We have been glued to the tv since last Friday which has been difficult to watch. But we have been SO inspired by the Texans! Many homeowners were affected by flooding in their own homes, but went out and helped search and rescue people stranded in other locations. Good begets good.
2. The citizens of other states stop their own lives to arrive in Texas and Louisiana to help their fellow man. In these disturbing times we are experiencing here in America, it's so heart warming and encouraging to watch people from all over the country giving to others without regard to race, political preference, etc.
3. The national organizations and government offices stepping up before and after the hurricane hit. They have their problems with accountability but at least they were in the area immediately with help.
4. The local agencies scrambling to provide services to their citizens. Here is a list taken from the New York Times to help those in the Texas area if you want to contact them to help:
I have not seen the local list for Louisiana cities, but hope it will be published.
Even tho I donated to the American Red Cross, I prefer to also contact locally so the funds are distributed for a specific group or purpose immediately. Those affected in Texas are going to need help for a very long time.
Per Rebecca Ward ,the President of Kingwood Area Quilt Guild (next to Houston), they will act as a liaison to receive any size, color, pattern quilts for Houston and they will make sure they get to flood victims. Send them to Rebecca Ward, 5311 Dawnburst Dr., Humble, TX 77346 or to Diane Floyd, 2026 Round Spring Rd., Kingwood, Tx 77339
Please hook up with Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color for some more "likes".