When I do ResearchBuzz, I try to just do it, day in and day out. Christmas, New Year’s, Halloween, my birthday — I like to keep it as even and basic as possible. I just want it to be a useful part of your life. No muss no fuss no flash. Just stuff that makes your life a little better/easier/well informed/whatever, every day, no matter what.
I’ve got to break that attitude for Harvey. I feel like I have to do something. I went through Hurricane Fran in 1996, and I remember that wild night sitting in bed with my husband in our second-floor apartment, trying to keep our two cats from bouncing off the walls and cringing every time we heard a crack of lightning. (The next morning we found out that what we thought were lightning cracks were in fact trees snapping in half. In retrospect I’m glad I did not know that.) We had flooding, we had no power – but it sure isn’t a fraction of what those folks in Texas are going through.
So I took three months’ worth of Patreon donations and started looking around to see how I could help. I did not want to give to the Red Cross because of how it responded to Hurricane Sandy. But I found plenty of places that I could donate to instead. I’m listing them here with links and what percent of my three months’ worth of Patreon went to them.
Heart to Heart International – 10%
Homeless Period Project – 5%
Texas Diaper Bank – 5%
Houston Humane Society – 15%
Portlight – 20%
Team Rubicon – 15%
UMCOR – 10%
Feeding Texas – 20%
Patreons, thank you so much for your generosity and for making this possible. Reach around and pat yourselves on the back.
As always, I love you. Texas readers, I love you and I sure wish I could do a lot more.
Thank you for these suggestions – we have made a donation to the Houston Humane Society today.
Good list! Most of these I did not know about.
Parker Malloy put together a terrific list.
(I note that the link for the diaper bank probably should not be the same as the link for the period project)
Ah crap. Um. So to speak. Will fix right now.