WHILE NATURAL DISASTERS CAPTURE HEADLINES SHORT-TERM,
THE WORK OF RECOVERY AND REBUILDING IS LONG-TERM
SYLVIA MATTHEWS BURWELL
In the past couple of weeks, you can’t turn on the news without hearing about another tragic natural disaster. Our hearts go out to the victims, families and friends that have been affected by the most recent attacks of Mother Nature. Whether these unfortunate events hit you close to home or pull on your heartstrings, there is something you can do! Here are a few favorite causes added by our lovely couples to help rebuild lives in need.
HOUSTON FOOD BANK
MISSION // Leading the fight against hunger.
HOW THEY ARE HELPING // Houston Food Bank is looking for donations to help supply meals for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
LEARN MORE // houstonfoodbank.org
MISSION // After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.
HOW THEY ARE HELPING // Samaritan’s Purse is accepting donations as well as volunteers for Harvey relief for the coming months.
LEARN MORE // samaritanspurse.org
SAVE THE CHILDREN
MISSION // Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, they hope to change the course of their future.
HOW THEY ARE HELPING // Save the Children is providing relief supplies and services to help children and families in shelters and other victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
LEARN MORE // savethechildren.org
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
MISSION // The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
HOW THEY ARE HELPING // The ASPCA is organizing evacuations of pets and offers resources on pet-friendly housing for evacuees.
LEARN MORE // aspca.org