Rescue boats fill a flooded street at flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Time to Go
We decided today. How can we visit the world, bringing love and support to other countries when the #hurricaneharvey crisis is happening in our own backyard? How to help Hurricane Harvey relief is what we started asking ourselves, pressing in with our prayer time. Brian and I remember Katrina happening. We were living in Seattle and wanted to go help. But we couldn’t make it happen. Now we live in Dallas, and Houston is only 4-8 hours away depending on the roads. Time to go.
Our family is renting a trailer and packing it with as many diapers, wipes, tampons, pads, bottles of water and cleaning supplies as possible. We’re driving it down this week! All the goods and funds raised will go to relief centers and local churches.
Help Us Purchase Relief Supplies
We started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5K for as many supplies as we can fit. If you’d like to join us, your support is so appreciated.
We guarantee that 100% of your donations will go to purchasing and delivering supplies to those in need.
These specific supplies are a small but real way to support confidence with women and their families.Every little bit makes a huge difference in this national crisis.
For photo and video updates, follow our insta-stories on our main instagram @merakoh.
Me Ra and the Adventure Family
p.s. We want to give to a mom running on empty through our CONFIDENCE Workshop Scholarship. Reminder that this Wednesday is the deadline to nominate a friend or yourself. Nominate Here.
Can’t Go? How to Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
If you’re in North Texas…
there are so many great ways to help without having to drive to Houston. We love this article of resources by Dallas News. Hurricane Harvey: How North Texans Can Help
If you can drive to Houston and provide hands-on help…
look at Grace Church’s website for updates on how to help locals.
If you live out-of-state…
below are a handful of resources I copied and pasted from the Dallas News article. All great ways organizations to donate money to.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Save the Children is on the ground in Texas, and has set up a relief fund for kids and families affected by Harvey.
TEXAS DIAPER BANK: Texas Diaper Bank is requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits. Visit its website and designate your donation for Disaster Relief.
SOUPMOBILE: The SoupMobile, a Dallas-based nonprofit, is sending a rescue team to the Houston area and needs financial donations. For more information, check out the organization here.
ST. MONICA CATHOLIC SCHOOL: The Dads Club of St. Monica Catholic School, 4140 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas, is accepting donations online. The group also is assisting evacuees at the Walnut Hill shelter with meals and fellowship. To volunteer, click here.
ISLAMIC RELIEF: The Islamic Relief USA Disaster Response Team will have representatives assisting with evacuees at the convention center shelter. To donate to the organization’s Humanitarian Aid Fund, go here.
NPR did a roundup of great organizations to partner with also. Here are just a few. CLICK HERE to see the full article;
GoFundMe, the social fundraising site, has created a landing page that gathers the campaigns on its platform related to Harvey.
The Salvation Army says it is providing food and water to first responders and preparing for massive feeding efforts for residents.
Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief says its teams began responding before Harvey made landfall and continues on-the-ground relief work.
Samaritan’s Purse is accepting donations as well as volunteers for Harvey disaster relief for the coming months.