For the Victims of Harvey

So we have all been inundated with the horror that is Harvey.

We have extended family that is seriously affected by this, and praise YHVH that our adult children left Houston at our impassioned request before it hit. But the stories coming through are beyond heartbreaking. And eyes on the ground verify that they are not “fake news”. The death toll from this is going to be devastating, and the property and livelihood destruction is going to far surpass Katrina.

Rockport, the most affected by the actual hurricane, is getting virtually no reporting even though the town was destroyed. The flooding elsewhere is beyond catastrophic and it isn’t over yet.

Addicks and Barker dams may very well fail. According to a 2009 ACE (Army Corps of Engineers) report, these two dams are in the top ten of dangerous dams in the US. Hoping it doesn’t collapse. It’s well beyond capacity, and the ACE projections of death if it did collapse is between 6500 and 6900. We don’t want that. Not at all.

Trying to find some way to help, we thought we would donate to the Cajun Navy. But they are not set up to handle the office side of donations. So we opted for JJ Watts’ fund to help the victims of Harvey.

 

The Red Cross is a bunch of crap. Humane Society??? Not! ASPCA???? Not on your life. Samaritan’s Purse is a good one. But we decided to donate to JJ Watts’ fund as we know he doesn’t need the money and did this purely to help.

 

Here is the link if you car to donate there:

https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

 

I am certain that there are other good places to send monetary support to regarding the impact of Harvey, but I wanted to share with you what our decision was for this event. I hope it is the best and the correct decision.

 

Our hearts are broken over the devastation. We are thankful that the Trump administration is as proactive as they can be.

Prayers and love to all our Texas brothers and sisters. May you find peace in the midst of trials and tribulations.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. InalienableWrights
    Aug 30, 2017 @ 21:00:59

    I don’t want to detract from these people needing help, but it is clear to me that the Constitution does not allow the Federal government to spend money in this manner.

    United States congressman Davy Crockett pointed this out in the 1830’s. The people in DC are still criminals, it’s just another year.
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    Crockett on the Power to Make Charitable Donations
    http://www.constitution.org/cons/crockett.htm

    History’s immortals sometimes offer a glimpse of their greatness in events other than those that granted them immortality.

    Tennessee militia colonel David Crockett, perhaps best known for his role in the 1836 defense of the Alamo, also served three terms in the United States Congress between 1827 and 1835. Nationally known during his lifetime as a political representative of the frontier, Crockett apparently came by that reputation honestly, inasmuch as he was not above listening to his constituents. The following excerpt from an 1884 biography by Edward Sylvester Ellis, The Life of Colonel David Crockett, if accurate, might reveal how his own rural electorate taught him the importance of adhering to the Constitution and the perils of ignoring its restrictions.

    Crockett was then the lion of Washington. I was a great admirer of his character, and, having several friends who were intimate with him, I found no difficulty in making his acquaintance. I was fascinated with him, and he seemed to take a fancy to me.
    I was one day in the lobby of the House of Representatives when a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support, rather, as I thought, because it afforded the speakers a fine opportunity for display than from the necessity of convincing anybody, for it seemed to me that everybody favored it. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose. Everybody expected, of course, that he was going to make one of his characteristic speeches in support of the bill. He commenced:

    “Mr. Speaker — I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity…………

    http://www.constitution.org/cons/crockett.htm

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  2. InalienableWrights
    Sep 01, 2017 @ 12:00:38

    Just FYI I installed Discus commenting on a WP site yesterday and am impressed with it so far. It’s nice because it treads comments, allows you to edit them, everything is stored externally so that you never lose your comments…..

    It took about 10 minutes to register with Discus, install it and get it running. The one thing that it does do….I lost all of my previous comments unless I “imported” them somehow. So it may not be an desirable option if you already have a lot of comments. I am trying another comment plugin that does not trash your previous comments, and has some very high end features, and that is: http://wpdiscuz.com/

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  3. InalienableWrights
    Sep 01, 2017 @ 12:03:50

    Here is the Discus URL: https://disqus.com/

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