Last week Texans all around frantically texted and social media stalked friends and family located in Southeast Texas as Hurricane Harvey quickly approached the Texas Coast. The threat became a reality as it hit landfall and we witnessed the worst of our nightmares occur. Catastrophic flooding, families, and friends displaced, and no end in sight of all the damage that was suffered. It was in these tragic moments, that I realized what brought us back to Texas after David served in the Marines.
Before the worst of it hit, Texans from all over the state had started to game plan how we could best assist the hurricane evacuees. Dallasites reached out to friends offering up their homes. Others with boats were ready to make their way to Southeast Texas to assist with rescuing others from the flood waters. A number of people who shared ways to help out Southeast Texas with a variety of organizations that were accepting donations were amazing.
The best way to sum this all up is an appropriate quote from Ross Perot, “In plain Texas talk, it’s ‘do the right thing.’”
Say what you want about Texans and the grandiose pride we share about our state, but understand this – we know how to come together. Regardless of politics, race, religion, gender, sexuality, and much more – we are here for each other.
Texans Unite – How You Can Help?
There are a number of ways you can help.
Dallasites, there is a drop off location for donations at Trusted World,15660 N. Dallas Parkway. Drop-off hours are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. Check out below what they currently are accepting:
If you aren’t local, there are ways you can help. Here are a few trusted places you can make monetary donations to assist the victims of Harvey:
Our family is doing what we can to help out and encourage you to do that same. At the end of the day, we are all in this together.
“Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.” -Sam Houston