As many of you know, it is hurricane season & our world has felt every bit of its devastating power. We have also been impacted by several earthquakes that literally have changed the face of the world as we know it. Millions of people have been affected DIRECTLY and countless others have friends and family members that have been afflicted indirectly.
As stated in the Washington Post by Angela Fritz,
“The 2017 hurricane season has been a full-on assault from Mother Nature. We are under siege, and our attackers have benign names like Harvey and Irma and Maria. But they are callous, powerful, indiscriminate, terrifying, destructive, merciless and relentless…This hurricane season — not yet even close to finished — has generated more destructive, land-falling storms than the past few years combined. Four of this year’s monsters went on to become Category 4 or 5, and three of those made landfall in U.S. territory. The U.S. has never been hit by three storms this strong in the same season in modern records.”
From there we are inundated with all kinds of terrifying news and headlines that take ones breath away…
“Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades”- Source
“Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico officials describe ‘apocalyptic’ conditions”-Source
“Hurricane Irma mangled Florida’s state, national parks”-Source
“Hurricane Harvey wreaks historic devastation: By the numbers”-Source
“Thousands homeless after Mexico quake, death toll rises…”-Source
Mother Earth is continuously changing and these catastrophic events appear to be promising a WHOLE NEW WORLD!
Personally, I had friends and family members that had to evacuate all areas of Florida in lieu of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path; people who lost power, belongings and much more.
Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in shambles and we still have ZERO communication with multiple family members.
Sadly, this catastrophe is only at it’s beginning stages; a terrifying concept when you think about the overall calamity. My heart goes out to the people having to live out this nightmare everyday.
With all that is going on, these two quotes have had the most impact on me:
“Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” – Daryn Kagan
“In all natural disasters through time, man needs to attach meaning to tragedy, no matter how random and inexplicable the event is.” – Nathaniel Philbrick
I feel the need to help out & I believe the best way I can do so is with YOUR HELP! We are teaming up with a local church that is gathering goods and first aid kits to send over to Mexico & Puerto Rico.
Below is a compiled list of goods needed:
- LED (lamps)
- D & DD batteries
- Powdered milk & liquid milk in boxes
- Baby Formula
- Battery-powered fans
- Canned foods
- Paper goods
- Bottled Water
- First-Aid Kits
- Toiletries: soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
Miguel’s Riverside Barbershop
105 Market Street, Bristol, PA 19007
Business Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9AM-5PM & Saturday’s 8AM-2PM
There will be a weekly pickup at this location, as the goods will be sent out each week to Houston, Mexico & Puerto Rico. ANY & ALL help is GREATLY appreciated!
PLEASE SHARE & Thank you in advance for your partnership! God Bless!
Jimmylee Velez, Team VC, Miguel’s Riverside Barbershop & The Rotated Views Podcast!