I’ve been watching the news of the hurricanes in both Texas and Florida. I have seen the damage inflicted, families displaced and anxieties run high. It’s been heartening to see so many individuals go out of their way to donate money, time and means to assist the victims. I have seen acts of courage, unselfishness and some of Americas finest come together to help the down trodden.
So many homes have been completely destroyed. Others needing to be gutted, walls having to be torn off, carpets ripped out, furniture thrown out and then there are the items of personal value like family photos that can never be replaced. The devastation is real, millions displaced, many without power for light, and at the mercy of the elements. There is no way to control the outcome, no way of knowing what tomorrow will bring until tomorrow. My heart truly goes out to those who are being affected by this.
This has been so sobering to watch and one can’t help but think, “Okay, how is my emergency preparation going? I know our 72 hour kit is definitely needing updated.” Do we have extra batteries for flash lights, food to last three days should we be called to leave in a moments notice? Do I know where all my important documents are? I’m thinking it’s time to update everything. We never know what we are going to be called to go through.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those individuals being affected by these disasters. For those who don’t know, you can donate to the humanitarian fund at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and a 100% of the proceeds are donated to help those in need. Just press on the photo below for the direct link to learn more.