Friday Feels in Fishnet | Giving back to Harvey
Where to even begin with this post? My Texas is in so much pain right now and it breaks my heart. The wrath of Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of Houston, the greater surrounding areas, and portions of southern Louisiana – snatching away homes, dreams, and situations beyond my comprehension.
When I see the world hurting in such a grand scale – my heart just hearts, and my problems suddenly seem so silly and trivial compared to those who literally just had their worlds washed out to sea. What does lift my spirits though, is the overwhelming commitment humanity has in uplifting those who have suffered such monstrous atrocities. The entire state of Texas has seemingly hitched up their pick-up trucks and boats and gone to the rescue! Images of police men heading cattle and livestock, human chains being formed to rescue people and animals in danger – it completely restores my faith in humanity and my soul sings with so much joy. No longer do we argue due to color, race, or creed – we have come together to save each other as humans.
There are still multitudes of charities and organizations gathering their resources to help those in need from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. One of my favorites is Amazon – where you can send essentials from the Red Cross wishlist to those who need it most, how amazing is that? I am an Amazon junkie – so adding to my cart is as easy as pie!
Also – think smart. Unfortunately times of crisis bring out some really crap people and scams run wild. If you’re selflessly giving to those in need, check to make sure it’s a credible source. This is a great checklist to help protect yourself from the Federal Trade Commission. You’re golden if you’re sticking to big names like the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Save the Children, the United Way, etc.
Do you have more helpful tips on giving back? I want to hear them! And did you catch my post earlier this week on productivity? Find it here. I’ve been in a bit of a slump myself this week – I’d love to hear ideas on what content you’re wanting to read from me! Share those ideas with me in the comments below, and don’t be shy!
Photography by Luisa’s Secret
September 1, 2017 @ 2:28 pm
Great advice for giving back; I didn’t know you could contribute by using Amazon! Also, the outfit is amazing.
September 1, 2017 @ 2:33 pm
this outfit is just YES! xo
September 1, 2017 @ 2:36 pm
What a gorgeous outfit! Love the mesh!
September 1, 2017 @ 2:46 pm
I hate Texas went through that with Harvey but everything will be okay soon! I love the outfit. It is so cute, that’s my kind of style! You are really rocking it!
September 1, 2017 @ 2:48 pm
If you are looking to donate physical items; Feminine care products are often overlooked
September 1, 2017 @ 7:34 pm
Gillian you are so right!
September 1, 2017 @ 2:56 pm
Oh hey, didn’t know you’re a fellow Texan! I’m from Houston, myself, so it’s nice that you put a lil blurb about it in the beginning of your post about the hurricane devastation. It really is horrible what happened and we must do whatever we can to ameliorate our home state! (BTW, I like your outfit – still has a summery vibe to it!)
September 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Amazing pics of a gorgeous outfit! I am so so sorry what happens to Houston right now. I am actually reading a book about a Hurricane tragedy and I started it before it actually happened in real world! I send energy and love across the pond and I hope you are safe!
September 1, 2017 @ 3:43 pm
That outfit is so beautiful, I love those roses! And you found perfect earrings for it!
September 1, 2017 @ 3:56 pm
I think it’s fantastic that you’re giving advice for people not to get suckered into the scams… I think that hasn’t been said enough recently.
I just love the fact that the animals have got a lot more awareness during this emergency. It’s been all over the English news. Thank you for raising awareness and your two-piece looks amazing!
September 1, 2017 @ 6:11 pm
My husband and I were just discussing where we should send money. We’ll probably go with Red Cross since that’s where I usually donate anyway, but good to know about Amazon! We can do both.
September 1, 2017 @ 7:32 pm
I know right? I do so much shopping through Amazon, the wishlist is awesome!
September 1, 2017 @ 7:45 pm
Fellow texan here! Hope you and your family are all safe and dry, and girl! That outfit is fireee ???????????? i need
September 1, 2017 @ 8:46 pm
Obsessed with this outfit and I love those earrings!!
September 1, 2017 @ 10:27 pm
I have given to my church who is sending supplies and other necessities to those in need. Your outfit is cute and looks great on you.
September 2, 2017 @ 4:22 am
I had no idea you could give through Amazon by a wishlist! I’m an Amazon junkie too so I’ll be getting on tomorrow morning to do this since I’ve been meaning to donate. Thanks for sharing that with others. Anyhow, your outfit is cute and the pictures are great. Way to rock the look!
corinne & kirsty
September 2, 2017 @ 9:08 am
I really like your co-ord set, especially the embroidered detail! and the earrings, super pretty! the whole look issuper nice!
September 2, 2017 @ 11:07 am
I love the Amazon/Red Cross Wish List suggestion! Thanks for the info!!
September 2, 2017 @ 1:53 pm
Awesome outfit and I’m loving the sunnies!
September 2, 2017 @ 4:48 pm
My heart hurts for the people of Texas too. I had no idea about the Amazon wish list thing. I will DEF be doing that today!! xo
September 2, 2017 @ 6:24 pm
Great post! Amazon never ceases to amaze me – the wishlist is such a great way to help those in need. Thank you so much for sharing xx
September 2, 2017 @ 11:13 pm
Thank you for shedding light on how everyone can give more towards the relief. I lived in Texas for 7 years so my heart break to see what has happened due to Harvey.
(You look amazing in that outfit!)
September 3, 2017 @ 4:30 am
I love how bold your outfits are and it always stands out. This is the second post mentioning the Hurricane and we simply have no idea it happened over in Singapore~ Praying for all the victims over there~
September 3, 2017 @ 8:50 am
Beautiful outfit! You look amazing!
September 3, 2017 @ 6:38 pm
You look good! i am so in love with your outfit!!
September 3, 2017 @ 11:48 pm
I’m loving all these giving back posts that I keep seeing.
September 4, 2017 @ 12:20 am
Hurricane Harvey was so so sad. Coincidentally I made a similar post. I am glad bloggers are trying to help spread the word and share hope. Beautiful outfit you got there. I love it
September 4, 2017 @ 1:41 pm
It is good to see people giving awareness to Harvey. I wish everyone a good outcome. I am in love with the outfits. It is so different and bold with the red colors.
September 5, 2017 @ 8:37 am
Reading your blog makes my heart sad. Sharing your thoughts about the incident awakens many readers.
By the way nice fit
September 5, 2017 @ 10:45 am
I love the mesh on that outfit!
Also I’ve donated all of my old clothes and old childrens clothes to the victims of Harvey.. I love how everyone is coming together to help.
September 5, 2017 @ 5:43 pm
Really cute outfit! I especially love the shoes. I really like amazon wishlists they make it so easy. We donated to the Texas Diaper Bank. Formula, diapers & menstrual products are always in high demand.
September 5, 2017 @ 5:56 pm
oh, that’s a fantastic idea! going to add that to my list 🙂
September 6, 2017 @ 1:12 am
My heart goes out to Harvey Hurricane victims. I hope everything will be fine soon. Amazon/Red Cross wishlist idea is good. It’s so good to know that people are coming together to help. Humanity is still alive. My thoughts and prayers for Houston…
September 6, 2017 @ 3:29 am
Certainly giving it back nicely to the harvey! Looks great! My thoughts and prayers for Houston.