by Tiara Williams, Founder/CEO TheReelNetwork
As we watch the floodwaters rise, we see the hope of so many in the path of what was once Hurricane Harvey sinking beneath it. Harvey was officially downgraded to a tropical depression, but at the height of the storm only death and destruction followed. At least 37 people have been confirmed dead and thousands are left homeless as the storm unleashed flood waters in east Houston leaving about one third of the city’s area underwater.
Emergency workers fear as the waters recede, the death toll will rise as they are able to get into areas to do more thorough checks and assessments. In Texas alone, Harvey is estimated to have caused $75 billion worth of damage.
We sit and watch the pictures of devastation on the evening news and feel helpless, but we can help.
The anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is always a sensitive time for me. Like many others, I’ve experienced first hand how one storm can change the course of someone’s life.
- Diapers – all sizes
- Sippy cups
- Food (Canned goods)
- Black hair products – brushes combs, moisturizer, bonnets, hair ties
- Pet supplies – dog/ cat food, kitty litter
- Shaving cream
- First aid supplies- band-aids, etc
- Feminine care – tampons, pads, liners
- Elderly care – diapers/pads, poly-dent (denture)
- New Boxers & Underwear (adults + children)