You may or may not be aware that wildfires have been ravaging Texas. Over 700 homes have been destroyed since last Sunday, and there have been 2 causalities to date. It is the worst fire season in state history, and though the firefighters are doing a valiant job, the fires are still burning, and weather conditions are perpetuating the blaze.
One girl, whose family lost their home, had an extraordinary reaction to her loss. She created a Facebook page to help all the victims of the fire. She’s calling it “The Gift Card Project,” and this is her goal:
This page is an attempt to help while being so far away. If you can afford to purchase a Gift Card for a family in Texas that has lost everything please message this page and an address will be given to you with a requested store for the gift card.My family lost everything and it’s a painful reality that so many are going through right now in Texas. This is an effort to help while I am in NY.
This is truly an amazing reaction to a devastating loss. She has acted nobly and charitably at a time when it would be completely reasonable to be overwhelmed and immobile. Instead, she has created a vehicle to help all those who are suffering. Amazing.
If you’re not on Facebook and would like to help out, contact me and I will forward your email address to her. Tizku l’mitzvos, and may we all have relief from tragedy very, very soon.
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Rivki can you send me her email? I’d love to help; couldn’t figure out how to message her on FB. Thanks!
No problem. It is a little vague. The person you should message is Amber Ray Snyder. I’ll send you the email.
Dealing with insomnia (it’s a rare thing) I end up spending a lot of time googling. I came across this and smiled. Thank you for the kind words and sharing this information when it was needed. I hope this message finds you well. :-)