Today I had planned on giving you all a preview of a fabulous new feature you will see here on Tuesdays. However, yesterday’s weather took an interesting turn. Here in Georgia, many isolated tornadoes touched down, including one in my town. We were very lucky here, though some neighborhoods received a bit more damage. Amazingly, no deaths have been reported at this time.
Then, last night I received an email from Missy of Wonder, Friend who is a Texas blogger. As many of you know, Texas has been on fire and the state has been burning and smoking for days. A group of Texas bloggers are working hard to raise support. Below is a snippet from her post sharing ways you can help- in addition, link up your support post to the linky, where Texas bloggers link up for fire relief efforts.
- Many of the bloggers who are participating in this link-up will also be out to support the LiveMom.com Austin Family Brunch on Sunday, September 11. This brunch will now be a benefit & donation drive for our Central Texas neighbors who have lost their homes. I’ll be there, and invite you to come out & join us!
- American Red Cross of Central Texas is accepting donations and volunteers. This site also links to additional wildfire resources.
- Catholic Charities of Central Texas is taking donations on Tuesday, September 6. Visit the site for details.
- Hill Country Bible Church is accepting donations all week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the website for more details. HCBC also needs volunteers to help with donation intake/distribution. If you are interested in volunteering at a shelter, this site has information about that, as well.
- Call the Hays County Volunteer Coordinator if you’d like to make donations or volunteer your time: 512.393.7302
- All of the local news outlets have links to ways to help. Some of those outlets: FOX, News Radio KLBJ, KEYE, KVUE, KXAN, Your News Now.
- The readers of Free Fun in Austin are providing information on the Facebook page.
- Chili’s Round Rock is donating a percentage of sales all day on September 6.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires. Such amazingly powerful phenomenons that we have no control over. We may not be able to prevent them or even stop them, but we can still try to help- any way we can. Please check out their linkup!