How to Give Wisely to Hurricane Harvey Victims.
As I watched the local news coverage of the devastation in the Houston area and along the Texas Gulf Coast, I knew this was going to be a disaster like no other.
My home was safe; the water surrounding it drained off in a few days. Seeing the reports of people who’d lost everything to Hurricane Harvey, the great urge set in: I have to do something to help. Many others experienced that same prompting and showed up from across Houston and around the country to volunteer.
When the pleas for money came, I remembered that the biggest need for relief and recovery aid is financial. I saw on social media and television the great confusion about this need and how to help wisely. Many began to give money, often in large sums. But the giving seemed a bit like the volunteering—just show up and do something.