I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I have changed jobs and have also started on another chapter of my life. Needless to say–a lot has happened within the last month. This past week or so, though, has been especially crazy and not in a good way.
For those of you who may be checking out my blog for this first time, know that I am a native Houstonian who moved back to the city two years ago after having graduated from college in the Northwest. I am also very proud to be a Houstonian and Texan and love the area that I’ve always called home. Unfortunately, though, this past week has been difficult for us. Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast this past Friday and then went on to dump a record amount of rain over the Houston area resulting in massive flooding. Never have I seen such damage occur in my life to my hometown.
Fortunately for us, Texas is known as the friendly state so since Day One there have been so many people risking their lives to help one another. From the Coast Guard to the National Guard to the Red Cross to the Cajun Navy to even your neighbor out in his boat, everyone has lent a helping hand to those in need.
However, there is still a great need for money and resources to help those who have been severely affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that came with it. Below, I have listed ways that those in state and out of state can help those who have been affected.
Here’s to getting the word out and remaining #HoustonStrong .
TEXT TO DONATE
Text LOVE to 20222 to donate $10 to the Houston Humane Society.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.
Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund.
PURCHASE TO DONATE
Proceeds from the sales of Magnolia Market’s Texas Forever tee through September 30th will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Proceeds from the sales of Live Love Gameday’s Live Love Texas tee will be donated directly to the Red Cross.
Proceeds from James Avery’s Deep in the Heart of Texas charm sales through September 30th will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
*I will continue to update this list as more information is made available.*