Once a month, my friends Mel, Sheaffer and I host this link up where we share some random and fun stuff that’s up with us…but our hearts have been so heavy this week that we thought we would all focus on Hurricane Harvey relief instead. If you have blogged WUW this week, save it and link to us next Wednesday, September 6th instead.
This week has been devastating for so many. I’m not even sure if that word does it justice. Like most of you, we have been doing as much as we can from where we are. It’s just so heartbreaking. My dad goes on mission trips with a church in Houston and they were supposed to have left last Saturday for Nepal…but instead, they’re now “on mission” helping the people right there in their own community instead. It’s such an incredibly devastating turn of events. Over the last 25 years, my dad has offered help and assistance leading up to and after 15 different hurricanes and Andrew has been with him for the last three. I was so proud of my brother this week for driving down to Houston and doing the same thing. PEOPLE STILL NEED HELP! I know it’s not possible for all of us to physically go and help, but you can make a donation or like a lot of us are also doing, collecting items people will need after the storm ceases. I know my Facebook feed has been filled with people who need everything from clothing to diapers to food to medicine and more.
Today, the three of us made a list of some of the places where your donations would go help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Of course, this is not all of them, so if you have other ideas/options/suggestions, please comment and share.
My heart has been heavy all week long and my prayers have not ceased for those affected. God bless you guys as you all do what you can from where you are to help those in need, and God bless everyone who has been affected. I am praying for you.