My heart is breaking watching the stories coming out of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
I've seen so many horrible things A man who didn't want to evacuate because of his dog and not sure where to go or what to do with her but not wanting to leave her in the water's path. . A man who lost his wife literally in the flood waters. People on top of houses watching their neighbor's house burn. The stories are many and numerous.
Author, Sheri Gilmore is fine but her house is under water. Larissa Ione, the same thing. Alicia Sparks and her family rode out the storm fine as far as I've heard. I'm sure there are others and others who have family down in that part of the country.
My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this storm. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I would urge everyone. Give what you can. I know times are tough. Do what you can. Every little bit helps. But recovery from this is going to be a long hard road. Most of these people have nothing but clothes on their backs, if that.
The Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
The Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Noah's Wish: http://www.noahswish.org/
Friends helping Larissa Ione: http://www.stephanietyler.com/blog/2005/08/30/more-on-larissa/ & http://alisonkent.com/blog/
I'm sure there are more organizations who will be taking money, supplies, and whatever it takes to help everyone.
Pray for the rescue workers. They are having some very long days and nights working to get everyone out. And I salute them all for the work they are doing.
You all have my thoughts and prayers