Hello world, welcome to the Live Great blog. I’m happy you’re here. This blog has been in the back of my mind for several years, and in the works for real for several weeks. It just so happens that I am starting a 30 day blogging challenge today.
This turns out to be interesting timing because my husband, Bobby, and I are headed out to Houston, TX tomorrow to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. I didn’t plan on both of these events coinciding (obviously), but I’m happy to have a reason to record our experiences there.
WHY I AM GOING:
Late 2012 when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, a good friend of mine quit school, drove out east, and volunteered for a month straight. His example of selflessness hit me hard and I promised myself that the next time a natural disaster hit the U.S., I would somehow be there.
Seeing the destruction in and around Houston over the last four days has been heartbreaking. Every day it is worse, it seems. Since it hit, the promise that I made to myself has been weighing on my mind. At first I had excuses not to go like not having enough money myself to get down there, not being able to leave work for an extended period of time, not knowing exactly who I would volunteer with or what to expect, etc. Then I realized that those were pretty stupid excuses and I needed to just figure it out. People are hurting over there. Human beings. My brothers and sisters. And why are we here if not to help each other out in times like these?
So no, I don’t know exactly what to expect. Not sure yet where they will need us most. But we are taking a boat, gathering cases of water and food, and giving as much time as we possibly can.
We all have a responsibility to do what we are able – do your research and pick an organization to donate to (this link should be helpful), or come down and give your time. The people of Texas and Louisiana are your brothers and sisters, too. Every effort helps. Do your best for the situation you are in. Thank you in advance for your contribution!
As always, live greatly my friends!
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Thanks for reading, folks. I will be posting a short daily update here at livegreat.club
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