Micawber’s Favorites – How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims (September 4, 2017)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which hit the Houston area and other parts of Texas hard recently, this week’s links relate to ways each of us can help the victims of the hurricane. It is important in times of disaster like this for us to come together and offer relief. Even if you can’t do much, you can probably do something. These articles provide ideas on how you can help:

20 Great Quotes about Charitable Giving and Helping Others by Bill Dwight at Family Finance Favs

Whether you need some inspiration to put you in the giving mood, or just enjoy great quotes like I do, this collection of “giving” quotes will do the trick. Dwight recommends reading one of these at the dinner table each evening to start discussions about helping others. What a wonderful idea.

Help Kids Practice Philanthropy When Disaster Strikes by Bill Dwight at Family Finance Favs

It’s great to donate to disaster relief funds yourself. It is even better when you involve your children in the decision on where to donate. But the most powerful way of all to teach your children about the power of giving is to teach them to save their own money for charitable giving. If your child has their own “Giving” fund, and has expressed interest in helping the victims of the hurricane, this article provides useful guidance on how to help them give wisely.

Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams) by Christina Caron at The New York Times

This article provides links to many reputable organizations that are accepting donations to aid hurricane victims as well as some useful tips on how to avoid scams. There is a lot of useful information here.

The Wrong Donations – Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief by Angelia at My Best Laid Plans

Not all donations are created equal, and some well-intentioned gifts can do more harm than good.  Here is a first-hand account from the ground in Houston about what types of donations are helpful, and what they definitely do not need.   

LDS Church First Presidency Calls for Help, Patience In ‘Harvey’ Response by Tad Walch at the Deseret News

In the wake of disaster the LDS Church is always among the first on the scene providing assistance and relief. For those of my readers who are members of the LDS church, this article discusses ways you can assist the church’s relief efforts, both now and in the coming days and weeks.

7 Ways to Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief by LDS Charities for the Church News

This article is also aimed at members of the LDS church. There is something on this list of 7 ways to help that each of us can do.    

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