It’s during these times we realize what’s “critical” in life. As many people have learned this past week, it’s not about the THINGS we own. So many I know lost all of their THINGS, houses and all. But with all of the hurt and devastation surrounding South Texas, I am amazed at how ALL of the communities have come together and given their time and resources, including those that have lost everything. Literally, all of the shelters have said they cannot take anymore supplies or volunteers. They have all the items and helpers they need. UNHEARD OF. It makes me proud to be a Texan. #HoustonStrong #RebuildHouston
And while I mentioned that I don’t often donate cash, many of the shelters and relief organizations are saying that they can’t take anymore donated items, but that they need monetary donations. So, for any Advocare orders that are made I will donate 20% of the order price to the relief charity/organization of your choice (Organization will be vetted/verified to establish authenticity). Just respond to the follow up email inquiring about your organization of choice.
However, when this is over you won’t find me posting on Instagram or Twitter about how “it makes me feel good” to give back. To me, if you feel the need to post about it then you’re doing it wrong. Giving back to the community and helping those in need isn’t about YOU at all. Much of the time I spend volunteering never gets mentioned, because it’s not about validating myself. In this time of disaster, the southern states have shown the world what it looks like to be a kind, decent and humane society, let’s carry that forward and hope that mentality permeates the rest of the country.