The devastating news of Hurricane Harvey down in Texas has hit close to home for many of us. Being so far away can leave us feeling helpless and wondering what we could be doing to help. Bridgette, from the iFamily Mom & Dad Squad, is a Texas Native. She’s here with some suggestions on ways to give and support the victims of Hurricane Harvey!
Here Are Some WaysThat KC Can Be #TexasStrong
As someone that considers herself both a Kansas Citian and Texan, this post is extremely difficult for me to write. Last week, family and friends of my family and possibly yours have been hit hard by the result of Hurricane Harvey. What started out as a mere “tropical storm” quickly escalated to a category 4 hurricane. This unfortunate event has displaced many, many people. Young, old, rich, poor, black or white.. people have been stranded, displaced and worst of all separated from their families or lost loved ones.
Being here in Kansas City and not close to my family and friends during this time has really been hard to process and unsettling. But thankfully there are several organizations around the city that are accepting donations to send to all of the victims in Houston and surrounding cities.
This week you can do what you can by sending items that are in great need. Remember, these people have had their homes destroyed and possibly only have the clothes on their back. Here are a few items that are in great need:
Baby Shampoo/ Powder
Shampoo & conditioner
Feminine Hygiene products
Towels/ wash rags
Pillows and more..
Not sure where to donate? Try considering these options.
You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or visit them online at https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey for proceeds to go strictly to Harvey Victims
You can join with the VFW and show your support by making a $10 donation to the VFW’s relief efforts by texting the keyword “NEEDS” to 27722, or mail in your donation of any amount to: VFW Quartermaster General, 406 W 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. All funds raised will be distributed to veterans, military personnel and their families of affected by Hurricane Harvey
These metro business have also joined the cause and are accepting donations at the locations listed below:
180v Barber Salon
1805 vine st Kansas City MO, 64108
4th Down Grill
6607 Parallel Pkwy Kansas city KS 66106
The Powder Room Makeup & skincare studio
8600 w 95th street suite 104-5
Overland Park Ks
Let’s stand together and show our support from afar by helping those in need.
From iFamily to Yours,