Author: Sarah Rexford
It’s easy to talk in vague terms about disaster relief in other countries, but when it hits home, literally, perspectives change.
For those of us with friends and family in Texas, the hurricane is personal.
For those of us who call America home, it is personal.
For humanity, it is personal.
It is another disaster that is showing us the pricelessness of life and the need for us all to work together.
The hashtags #hurricaneharvey and #prayforhouston have been taking social media by storm, reminding us this is a national crisis and one we are all part of.
Packing more hygiene kits has become a top priority as we seek to bring aid to victims of the hurricane.
And numerous kinds of help is needed.
People have been seeking rescue from the hurricane on anything from boats to trucks to air mattresses. Strangers are rescuing strangers. People are uniting to fight against the devastation. The entire Texas National Guard was activated in order to bring more help to victims.
Post-rescues, these individuals need food, shelter, and normal hygiene conveniences. This is where International Aid comes in.
Earlier today we hosted a hygiene packing kit day with the purpose of packing as many quality kits as possible. These kits will be sent to victims in Texas, providing them with necessities as well as the comfort that we are all united to bring aid to those who need it.
The hurricane brought disaster, pain, and even death.
But united together we are making a difference in the lives of those affected — one hygiene kit, one person, and one prayer at a time.
Let’s continue to pray for those in Texas.