Hurricane Harvey (or Tropical Storm Harvey, now that it’s made landfall) is being called a Storm of the Century. It has destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes in the Gulf of Mexico, has been called the worst disaster in Texas history, and is producing a steadily increasing number of deaths and injuries. Record flooding continues apace.
It’s time to counter with our own kind of flood–a flood of love. Not the Hallmark card kind, the practical kind. Love that has hands and feet. And dollar signs. And sweat.
Three things we can do:
- Give to one of the charities that are hands-on, sleeves rolled up involved in staunching the flow (see below).
- Volunteer. Consider joining a short-term mission trip or rescue support group in the Gulf area.
- Pray for those who are suffering and frightened, who’ve lost homes and possessions, or worst of all, loved ones. Pray that God will transform their circumstances with help, hope, and a “peace that passes all understanding.”
Here are some Charity Navigator-approved organizations that have boots on the ground: