How We Can Continue to Help Houston

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I was born and raised in the Houston area, so the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is close to my heart. My family still lives there and I am so incredibly thankful that they were not hurt and that their homes didn't suffer any damage.

That's not the case for a lot of people. While the death toll was relatively low (praise God), many people lost everything, and at the very least, a lot of people have water damage to their homes and vehicles. 

Houston and the surrounding affected cities still need our help. Some suburbs are in recovery-mode, meaning they need cleaning supplies.

Some places are still in relief-mode, meaning that they still need food and water, personal hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, Kleenex, underwear and clothing, socks. People also need baby supplies like diapers, wipes, baby clothes, and baby food.

You can also donate pet food, as many people don't have a way to feed their pets right now, and that includes livestock like horses and cattle.

If you would prefer to donate money, you can always donate to the J.J. Watt Foundation or the Salvation Army. For more information on how/where to donate, see this article.

Please donate something. Anything will help. And if you can't donate money or food, consider donating your time if you live in Texas and can get to a place providing relief and support. 

In times like these, we're reminded that we're all in this together, that we all have a bond because we're human, and that we're meant to give love and support whenever and however we can.

And, as always, you can pray for the people affected by Harvey. Let's also pray for Florida, and that they are kept safe from Hurricane Irma.

LesLeigh J.