Hurricane relief is the buzzword this season with the eastern seaboard of the USA and the island nations off of the coast having seen unprecedented destruction due to the multiple hurricanes forming over water and hitting land as category 4 and 5 storms.
One of the worst news a person can receive is that a storm is brewing and they must prepare for a hurricane heading their way.
In the aftermath of the costliest natural disaster to hit the USA in memory there is much that needs to be done to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey blew through 50 counties in Texas leading to unimaginable devastation and offering many opportunities for us to show our humanity by helping in the relief and rehabilitation efforts. Now is a good time for us to think about what Hurricane Harvey victims need so we can help these people get past the initial few days and then rebuild their lives, homes and communities.
Volunteering has always played a significant role in American society and at no time does this become clearer than when disaster strikes. The coming together of random strangers to help others in need is heart-warming and what makes America great. Volunteering opportunities in Houston are many these days. From people volunteering to feed the affected, to supplying clothes and other necessities and going all the way up the rehabilitation, there is a lot of volunteer activity going on.
In today’s increasingly insular world, it is a disaster of Hurricane Harvey’s scale that makes us stop, disconnect and take a look around us to see that there are real people in real trouble needing our help. Individual and group volunteering opportunities abound in and around Houston, and it is heartening to see people put aside everything to assist those who are more affected than they are.