How Easily “Plans” Change – Assistance for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
It has been a VERY long time since I have reached out to The Fabric Beautique® family. Many of you continue to follow us on our social media and we thank you for that. September 1, 2017 was dedicated to the launch of our free Prayer Devotional downloads. I had a great “plan” in place to release the download, open The Fabric Beautique® Facebook group and a host of other things. However, those plans have changed slightly. How many times have you planned for something very specific in your life to happen, only for your circumstances to change and in some cases turn your world upside down?
As many of you know my family recently relocated to the Houston, TX area. We’ve been here approximately 11 months now. We did not know exactly what area to move to, but with help from some friends they told us not to move in certain areas that were prone to flooding. Well, thank God for their advice; the area we moved to did not flood. We only lost power for a few hours and we couldn’t leave our subdivision, except for one street that lead to the grocery store. Unfortunately, many of our neighbors (just a few blocks away) weren’t so blessed. We witnessed people being brought in by boat to our neighborhood because it was considered “higher ground”.
If we were still in Wisconsin, I feel like I would know exactly how to help, exactly where to go to provide assistance, etc. Being new to this area, we aren’t not familiar with many places around here, but we want to help in some way. As a family, my husband and I are donating a few bags of clothes and toiletries that will be taken this weekend to shelters in the area that have immediate need. The news really doesn’t depict what is going on in these neighborhoods or on the ground, but it does give you a general idea. There is A LOT of need.
So, The Fabric Beautique® in an effort to do something as a business, EFFECTIVE 9/1/17 - until sold out 40% of the sells from all Prayer Journal (Adult and Children) will go to Hurricane Harvey Recovery efforts. Our goal is to sell the remainder of our stock by September 30, 2017 and issue a check to a local Charity Foundation that will provide funds to help those in need. Funds may also be distributed to an individual family in need. An update will be sent via email letting you know how the money was distributed. This is the least we feel we can do to help in some way.
In addition, there was a great video done by a local Houstonian that is able to provide even more information on how you can help. You can watch that video to the right. In addition, there is a foundation helping those with small children, The Diaper Foundation.
Again, thank you in advance for those that are able to help us meet our goal by September 30, 2017. We will launch the other business initiatives soon, but right now we do want to do something we believe will help families that are in need.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
Jeremiah 29:11-14, NKJV