It is the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina today. Many communities, including New Orleans, continue to struggle in the aftermath. Recovery is no easy road, especially when the ground beneath the road is washed away.

What Texas and Houston are going through now with Harvey is an order of magnitude above that devastation. Some places are seeing up to 50 inches of rainfall which has caused catastrophic flooding. My heart hurts as I watch them facing so much more water and my whole body aches to know how much work is ahead of them.

One of the things we saw after Katrina was the generosity of the American people. You gave your time and money to help so many get back on their feet. Texas needs us now to do what we can – people are amazingly resilient but they need more than just thoughts and prayers. Here is a link to an article that has a number of relief organizations which are boots on the ground in the areas hit.