As many of us have our eyes on the news, our hearts break for the devastation that we see as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc through Houston and the surrounding area. In our ever increasingly fast paced world, that moment of heartache can be met with the distraction of a calendar meeting reminder, a call coming through, or a coworker's voice calling your name. When a tragic event seems so far away, yet so close to home, I'm grateful to live an age of technology that allows me to reach out from right where I'm at.
Below are some options on how you can provide relief to the families in Houston from your desk today, or from your dinner table with your family tonight. These are only two of many options to make an impact, so if you have time, do a little bit of research to see which global or local charity may make the most heartfelt contribution to you!
As Hurricane Harvey causes widespread damage across Texas, The Salvation Army is ready to provide physical and emotional care to survivors and relief workers. Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are mobilizing and, even after disaster response efforts are over, The Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need. Click here
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast. Shelters are open, truck loads of supplies are being distributed and volunteers in place. Click here
Thank you to all the first responders and individuals who have their hands full in Houston, and to all those that are helping equip them with the resources and care that those affected by Hurricane Harvey need the most!
Nicole White, Marketing & CRM Lead