May God Bless Houston!

Rescue boats fill a flooded street at flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Please take a moment out of your day and pray for those who have lost their lives in Houston, Texas! Thank you!

These are photos taken by newspapers over five days of the storm.

As everyone has seen and heard, here in the USA, Houston, Texas is under over 51 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey! The millions of people who live there need help. Please pray for them!

I noticed that Google and Facebook are matching donations on their sites up to one million dollars each. God bless them both.

Thank God for the first responders who rescued so many from the floods. FEMA and the Red Cross are doing all they can but it is difficult with millions of homeless and hungry to feed and house. They need all the help they can get.

Volunteers have come from far and wide across the USA to lend a hand. That’s what Americans do. We help each other in times like these. We put aside our differences and come together. Too bad it takes catastrophes like this to do that.

It is heartbreaking to see what these Texans are going through. The rest of America is pitching in and trying to help get supplies to them. Most left their flooded homes with only the clothes on their backs.

Our friends, Debbie and Jerry, live in Houston but we have not been able to reach them. We are praying for their safety.

Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm headed northeast with more rain for the states but nowhere near what was delivered to Houston.

Please send prayers or whatever you can through Facebook and Google. God bless you and may you always be safe in your homes.

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

PS  My town of Londonderry, New Hampshire is taking up a collection of clothes and sheets to donate to Houston. I filled three bags with clothes, sheets and comforter to send along. Every bit helps. They are desparate for anything that you can do.

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to May God Bless Houston!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    I find it almost impossible to get my head round it. Good for you to highlight it this way.

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Thank you for speaking for all of us, Janice. Right now the need is for money to support all the folks out of their homes. The American Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse are two good places to donate. They are already there.

  3. We have family in Katy, TX that we have yet to hear from

  4. Jennie says:

    MY God bless them, indeed!

  5. macjam47 says:

    My heart goes out to all who have suffered throughout this storm and its aftermath. Sending prayers out to all.

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