Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What do you have?

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, I went to San Antonio for the holiday weekend! It was delightful, more on that later. More importantly, on the way home the sky was black...

Bastrop fire.
A wildfire started on Sunday, and the high winds blowing across the state helped it grow out of control. For miles you could see the smoke, from Interstate 10. This fire is in Bastrop, Texas. It's tragic, see the below links on news coverage and donations. They are accepting money donations as well as material. If you have kids, this is a great time to clean out the closets and donate all of their old clothes, over 1000 homes were lost and the fires are still burning. Bastrop is the major fire, but there are more in the greater Houston area that have yet to be contained as well, still taking homes and families every possesion.
Magnolia fire

Last week a fire burned in the reservior near my house for two days, luckily it didnt come anywhere near the house and was easily contained. But if it hadn't been I would be thankful not to live like the Dragon Princess. So tonight we donate :)

Now through September 11, you can help by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund - online or in-person at any of the 35 Houston-area Randalls locations.
When you checkout at your neighborhood Randalls, you can make a donation of any amount, which will conveniently be added to your grocery total. This donation will be indicated on your receipt.

UPDATED 3 p.m. Tuesday—Firefighters in Grimes County are in need of bottled water, Gatorade and snacks. Donations can be dropped off at the fire station at 1200 Rudel in Tomball.
UPDATED 3 p.m. Tuesday – Volunteers with the Katy Fire Department will be going back and forth to BASTROP to bring donations to fire-stricken areas in CENTRAL TEXAS. Firefighters in Bastrop are asking for baby wipes, Visine, Vaseline, white T-shirts, industrial-grade goggles and hand towels. You can take your donation to 1417 Avenue D in Katy. They will also be accepting items for those who’ve lost their homes, including bedding, clothes and household items.

UPDATED 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund– a statewide non-profit organization – and the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas are in urgent need of donations to help equip volunteer firefighters across the state with the clothing, supplies and safety equipment they need to battle the wildfires.

Secure, tax-deductible online donations can be made to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund at

American Red Cross Donations

For Montgomery county only:

In-kind Donations - Click on "Donate Goods," register self, click on "GiftMatch. Log in information about donations. Please note large items separately.
Financial Donations - Go to Click on "Donate Goods," Register self, click on "Donate." Make a donation by credit card.
Volunteer - Go to Click on "Volunteer," register self, click on "Opportunities." Search for "Fires 2011 Volunteers" or find it in the listing. Montgomery County United Way is the agency

P.S. I will get back to daily life blogging shortly, I just think this is more important at the moment. Thanks for understanding!

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