Relief to Recovery: Our Common Endeavor
Relief 🙏🏽 to Recovery: Our Common Endeavor
This week’s post draws our focus to a much more deserving view; our lands, and our communities at large. We’ve been plagued as a Nation this year with more, at times, than seemed bearable. But as a resilient country, we are bearing the unbearable … finding unsurmountable ways in which to dig deep and find strength. However just as some began to feel, at least, a slight sense of “balance” to our equilibrium, our lands began to burn. And opposing coastlines now hunker down for historic floods, as in ways in which the Gulf region has never seen nor ever been documented. Just in writing this, the irony hits home on every level. On one of our beloved coasts, water could be the answer, their lifeline -and- yet – on another, they are due to receive it in catastrophic measure.
The California wildfires have burned over 3 million acres of land, with currently over 14 thousand firefighters remaining on the front lines. This year’s acres burned 26 times higher than in 2019, for the same time period. As California forges on, with so many lives lost, structures destroyed by the fires and land ravaged, states along the Gulf Coast brace for devasting storms and floods due to hurricanes. A community’s recovery is often more complex than most realize. Recovery accounts for two serious avenues of attention; short-term and long-term relief and assistance.
Please consider donating and giving to one of the organizations listed below to help our fellow neighbors in need. We have all been through it this year, but as we bear and unbearable … let’s collectively stand together yet once again and help!