I hate that I’m writing this right now.
D and I had one of our very favorite photographers shoot our home today, and I was literally brimming with excitement, knowing we were one step closer to sharing photos of our home’s transformation. That was, until about halfway through the shoot when texts, emails, and messages started rolling in.
“Is your family safe?”
“Praying for you and your family.”
“The destruction is horrible. I’m so sorry.”
Honestly, I had no idea what those texts were about. I had been diligently cleaning and styling my home halfway across the country, completely oblivious to the world.
And then I sat down and saw it for myself. My hometown, ravaged by yet another tornado, and it brought me right back to May of 1999. I was living in Oklahoma City when that tornado destroyed miles and miles of homes and lives, and it was one of the most frightening days of my life.
You all, I can tell you firsthand that what you’re seeing on your computer and television doesn’t even compare to what is actually going on in Oklahoma right now. Neighborhoods gone, little children aimlessly walking around battered neighborhoods looking for their parents, absolute confusion and chaos.
Please help. Your resources and donations will make a huge difference. Here are some ways to help:
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the disaster relief fund – this took me about 10 seconds to complete
If you prefer to donate to the Red Cross online, click here.
You can text FOOD to 32333 (the OK Food Bank) to give $10 to help with relief efforts via News 9
If you are looking for a family member, please visit Safe & Well.
The Penn South Pet Clinic is collecting displaced animals.
Annie’s Ruff House in Norman, OK is taking any dogs displaced by the tornadoes in Moore.
I will update this list as I learn of more ways to help.
God bless Oklahoma.