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I touched on this last night on instagram, but I feel a little icky sometimes when there are major things going on in the world, like Harvey, and I’m over here talking about clothes and makeup. It doesn’t feel right. I also struggle with feeling like I can’t do anything to help. Houston is such a mess right now because of Harvey. So many displaced from their homes. . . they’ve lost everything. It brings back memories of last fall with the wildfires that happened about 45 minutes from us in Gatlinburg. While we felt helpless, we were able to band together and get the supplies that they needed, the red cross was amazing, and my homegirl Dolly Parton held a telethon to raise money and has given those affected $1,000/mo. for the last year to help them get back on their feet. So those little things do help. I would love it if we could all just commit to donating $1 to Harvey victims. Just $1. If you can do more, great… if not that’s okay too! That $1 multiplied by my readers each month would be a BIG difference. Just do anything that you can. I am also rounding up items from my closet that can be put to good use to send down to Houston. To be honest though, I think that food and money are going to be the biggest things. Food to help the shelters run and money for these people to get what they need and replace the belongings destroyed by Harvey. I truly wish we could create something like an angel tree for these people and sponsor them in the same way. It just really breaks my heart.
Where to Donate For Harvey victims:
- The American Red Cross: I highly recommend. For relief efforts ARC is the first to go in and makes such a big difference. Our area has raised several thousands already for ARC. This helps to get those people on the ground to help those into shelters and to fund feeding and housing + so much more. ARC also has a lot to do with FEMA efforts as many of these families will be placed in FEMAS after the wreckage has cleared. To donate, text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. or go here.
- Sumaritan’s Purse: Sumaritan’s Purse not only helps with the initial efforts, but stays behind to help rebuild. What they do is truly amazing. See more on how to donate to their cause here.
- Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is helping to shelter men, women, and children across the affected areas. You can donate directly here.
- SPCA: Animals need us too! The SPCA of Texas is taking in hundreds & hundreds of animals from shelters across Texas that are no longer safe. You can donate here to help defray the cost.
- Texas Diaper Bank: This is a huge need for children and the elderly. Please consider a financial donation or a physical donation of of dipaers & wipes to The Texas Diaper Bank.
Not being from Texas, I think knowing how to help becomes more and more difficult. These are ways we can help Harvey victims! A little goes a long way! Donate in any way you can so we can get Texas back on track!