I am sorry for the lack of blog posts the past week. I have so many things to post about, but following Hurricane Harvey and the havoc it created in our great State has been heart breaking, it has been hard to think of thing else, and I know we are all super concerned for our coastal Texas Twirling Family.
There are many ways to help those on the coast through donations, and we have listed at the bottom of this post several great, reputable organizations that are on the ground in the affected areas and are helping to raise money and collecting item donations for those affected by this historic event.
While helping as many people as possible is always the goal, our focus in this blog is on our Texas Twirling Family. Many people have reached out to the Blog to ask how our coastal twirlers faired in the storm, and what we can do to directly help them. Luckily, as far as we are aware, all the baton twirlers and their families in Texas are safe. However, there are many who had their houses flood, or property damaged between the high winds and the excessive rain. #TeamTexas wants to bond together and help our Texas Twirling Family directly with specific needs and support.
Over the course of the next week, as any requests come in, we will be posting them (anonymously) on the blog and asking this Community to come together and try to fulfill as many of these needs as we can. There may be a Go Fund Me or other collection site incorporated with these requests for collecting monetary donations, but instead of just taking a general collection without specific direction, we felt this would help ensure our Texas Twirl Families receive the direct support they need with a defined goal.
Please let us help! If you would like to reach out to the blog to make a request for yourself or another member of our community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 512-848-7426. These direct messages will only be seen by me, and will be posted anonymously unless the requestor wishes to have their name attached to the request.
We look forward to seeing our community come together and finding out the best ways to help our Texas Twirl Family! Let us know if you have any questions, please remember to keep Texas in your thoughts and prayers as those affected by the storm try to return to their lives begin to recover.
Links to Reputable Organizations taking Donations toward Hurricane Harvey Recovery: