Over the last couple of days, my heart has been breaking reading the stories of peoples’ property and lives being destroyed by the flooding in the Austin area.
|Photo: Tamir Kalifa, Austin Statesman|
I was actually in Wimberley last weekend showing some property along the Blanco River and even shot this quick video along its banks (below). It’s hard to believe this beautiful river could cause such carnage in such a small amount of time.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sitting there wondering “What the heck can I do?” Well, I wanted to give you three quick links to organizations that are mobilizing resources to get those affected by the flooding the help they need right now.
- The For the City Network– The For the City Network “maximizes and catalyzes individual, community, and city restoration efforts” by “developing communities and connecting people, churches, and organizations.” This link will take you to the organization’s website where you can sign up to donate specific materials, give financially directly to the For the City Disaster Relief Fund, volunteer for clean-up, and learn about specific prayer needs.
- KUT.ORG– This is our beloved local radio station and NPR affiliate. Follow the link to find out about volunteer opportunities and needs as they become aware of them.
- Wimberley Flood Information Facebook Page– Information provided on this facebook page comes directly from local EMS as well as local, county, city and state officials. For people who want to get “on the ground” and pitch in, this is a place where you can find out where to go, what to do, and what to bring.
In my opinion, the best thing you could do is donate to the For the City Disaster Relief Fund. These funds will go directly to support an organization that is designed to assess, mobilize, and meet the needs of people who have been affected by these storms. For those of you out of town, please feel free to contact me directly if you need any additional guidance regarding ways to help.
You all are amazing. Please please please continue to keep central Texas in your prayers as there are still some out there searching for missing family members and friends.