With the aftermath of Harvey and Irma and now Jose brewing, I can’t help but be so thankful for all the supplies, gift cards, clothing, shoes, blanket and food that continually is donated by amazing people around the world. It was a true testament of the goodness and caring we as humans have for one another in times of need.
I was surprised at how the donations that made the biggest difference were, in any other circumstance, just small and simple things. Here are some closeups of some of the donations that I saw during my time in Houston:
The job just couldn’t be done without cleaning supplies and “mucking out” kits donated from people all over the world. These pictures are just a fraction of the supply donations I saw while I was there.
I was so impressed at how many people just showed up, offering drinks, lunches, fruit and snacks for the volunteers and others in need.
I ended up wearing the completely wrong shoes in Houston. My insoles fell apart the first day and they got so caked with silt that they were totally unwearable. I threw them away and literally went barefoot on the second day, when these two boxes of shoes showed up from Utah for flood victims and volunteers. Yahoo for Altima and sturdy shoes!