You know how you sail along through life and God gifts you with beautiful friends? That happens in our daily lives and through the internet in our blogging world. One of my first blogging friends is Katharine Trauger. In her part of the world, (Arkansas), tornadoes have damaged and obliterated homes and lives. Some dear friends of hers have been deeply affected. Here is the link to that story ~ and a plea for help.
here is a photo she shared depicting some of the storms’ destruction:
One thing I can definitely say is this: when we see people hurting, we want to do something. Many people have been affected by these storms, and I am sure there will continue to be pleas for help. You may think there is nothing you can do, or you may be tapped out after job losses or other setbacks. But there are others who can help. There are many ways to help (clothing and household goods, blood drives, money, prayer). Pray about helping.
If you follow the link katharine shared http://www.bclr.org/tittle/
you can immediately help this family. PLEASE consider doing so. If you are still pondering, maybe this song will lead your heart. (I’m still trying to get the link in here)
Thanks so much, Kate! Every “share” helps. We never know who will be the one God uses to help out these poor people. Although clothing is expensive to send, Wal-Mart cards only cost 45 cents to send, and although clothing is a necessity, it doesn’t always fit everyone and right now they have no buildings, so where would they store it? Eventually they will be ready for things, but right now the big need is money.
I can vouch for the ones I mentioned that they will direct it all to the needy and not keep a cent for their handling costs.
You are so kind to spend this post on these very needy people. I look around me and think: if someone even gave me money, I’d not even have a purse to put it in…could not change into jammies to sleep at night…toothbrush…eyeglasses…prescription meds…phone…bank cards…
You can wash out your clothing to wear tomorrow if–if you have a sink, running water, and soap–but they do not.
Right now this particular family, so sadly bereaved, is in the loving care of friends and family, but how long can a family of 8 live in someone else’s home? And what are the alternatives? And two of them are infant and toddler…
Thanks again, Kate. Thanks so much. I don’t know how to stop talking about this so I’ll just hop off. 🙂
Don’t stop talking about it. PLEASE keep me informed….. praying for healing, comfort, miracles, and that all of their prayers to be together are met. Love you
That’s terrible Kate.
I know. Any time one of these huge storms come through, there are lives lost and homes lot. It tugs at my heart. Please keep them in your prayers, my friend.