Pray for Texas

As most of you surely know, my hometown of Houston, as well as the greater area of Southeast Texas were devastated by Hurricane Harvey over the weekend. Thankfully, we are okay and so is our family. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has called, texted, and left messages to check in on us. We sustained a little bit of damage in my office thanks to a small leak in a window, but otherwise, we have been lucky. Thanks to heavy overnight rain, we have woken up to our street under water, but are so grateful that it has not reached our house. Unfortunately, many people have lost everything in the catastrophic flooding which has surpassed any of the other terrible floods Houston has endured in the past several years. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation across our city and of course, further south in Corpus Christi and Rockport where the eye of the hurricane originally hit. However, it has warmed my heart to see people coming together to help their neighbors in need. Forecasts predict continual, heavy rain for the next few days, bringing an additional 15-30 inches of rain that our city just cannot handle. Please keep Houston and Southeast Texas in your thoughts and prayers. If you are so inclined, please consider making a donation to the Red Cross to help those in urgent need as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Here is a list of other charities that are providing aide to Houston and Southeast Texas as well.

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  1. Paloma,
    Writing from Austin. You and fellow Houstonians are in our prayers. Austin has had lots of rain but nothing like what y’all are going through. I so hope the weathermen and women are wrong about the amount of additional rain. Be careful and stay safe!!!! Margianne

  2. My daughter went to Rice and we love Houston and Texas. Have been praying for all my friends there and wish you and yours continued strength and safety.

  3. Even before your post, our donation went out to the Red Cross. We have family in Texas and are in awe at their already positive outlook in the face of disaster. As they put it….”we are Texans after all”!

  4. Dear Paloma, Texas has many friends in California and everywhere who are helping by donations, prayer and by going there to pitch in. This situation is heartbreaking and reminds of us of how important all your work over the years showing us ways to make our homes and lives more beautiful and comfortable. Thank you for that especially now when we are painfully reminded that things can happen in a blink of an eye. May God bless and keep us all.

  5. Hope everyone stays safe & sound.
    Wow just heard interview with Texas Senator Webber.
    He voted against Federal Aid for Hurricane Sandy victims (he’ claimed it was loaded w “pork”,
    when studies show it was not really – FYI it’s common and regular practice to add “pork”)
    Should Senators in Northeast approve Federal Aid to his state?

  6. Praying for Texas and all those affected by hurricane Harvey. prayers for the people coming together and immediate assistance to all. Blessings I’m so sorry. Found your blog by looking up “Prayer for Texas” graphics on Google images, from New Mexico God bless