How New Mexico Can Help Houston
We’ve all been watching the news and keeping up with the disaster in and around Houston, Texas, on social media. Yet, many of us feel helpless in the face of this turmoil and unable to do anything to help the people who are suffering through Tropical Storm Harvey. We can imagine the fear, stress, and sadness of people who are losing everything and have gone through so much. And this is only the beginning. Fortunately, New Mexico can help Houston, and we’re going to tell you how.
New Mexico Can Help Houston by Volunteering
Right now, there are volunteers from all over the United States engaged in rescuing those who are still trapped, stranded on roofs or in flooded buildings. There are hundreds of good and kind souls who are giving their time, energy, and resources towards saving those who are in need. Volunteers from New Mexico can help Houston now by offering their boats, their efforts, and their skills and expertise to the rescue effort. but not everyone is in a position to do so. There are a handful of volunteers with the American Red Cross from New Mexico who are helping Houston right now. If you have a boat or high water vehicle and can help Houston, call 713-881-3100.
New Mexico Can Help Houston by Donating
With nearly 1,500 people seeking shelter with the Red Cross, so far and many more still unaccounted for, you can appreciate the needs and emotions of those facing an uncertain future. They need blankets, food, clean clothes, and toiletries, for examples. If you are not able to help in person, New Mexico can help Houston by donating to the Red Cross. You can text 90999 to REDCROSS, call (800) RED-CROSS, or donate online.
New Mexico Can Help Houston by Staying Aware
Whatever you can do to help Houston, right now, you must also remain aware of their plight in the days, weeks, and months ahead. It is all too easy to move past the event as a news story that is over once the immediate crisis has passed. This is especially true if you don’t know anyone in Houston or who is affected by the storm and the flooding. Yet, those who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey are going to have a very long road ahead of them, and their needs will be just as great in the time that follows the immediate crisis.
So, don’t forget about Houston when the flooding stops and the people are safe. They are still going to need the help of the Red Cross and the country. New Mexico can help Houston by staying conscious of their plight and continuing to offer what we can to assist the recovery.
Let us know how you’re helping and any other ways that New Mexico can help Houston!