Hurricane Harvey, while no longer a true hurricane, is still not done with Texas, and likely won't be for days. The pictures of what the wind ripped apart are dramatic, but because of them, we might not know that water kills more people during storms than wind. And this storm brings a lot of water with it.
So let us pray for those who are still in the path or swirling in the waters of this storm. Let us pray as the waters rise. Let us cling to the hope of helicopters and life preservers. Let us hope that all may float and not be submerged or swept away.
By now we all know that there will only be so much that government agencies can do. We will all have to pitch in, and some people's lives will be forever altered, as will the earth that they lived on.
Some of us will feel compelled to send money, and money is a resource that gives the flexibility that communities will need in these difficult days, and the difficult rebuilding time yet to come. There are many fine organizations, and some of them are faith based.
I recommend Lutheran Disaster Response--most of your donation will go to disaster relief. Go here to donate:
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