Many (too many) years ago, I graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, LA, and earned by BA from Louisiana State (Geaux, Tigers!). Many family members and friends still call Louisiana home.
Even though this recent storm lacks the sexy name of a Katrina or a Sandy, the floods it caused have devastated homes, businesses, even entire communities. Thousands are homeless; thousands of others have no heat, no water, no utilities, and live in overcrowded temporary shelters. Many people have lost everything. Insurance and government relief may be months or years away – if it ever comes, for many.
In just 4 days so far, this campaign has raised over $200 for flood relief victims. I expect to at least double that by midnight, August 31.
If you haven’t bought your copy of Lying in Judgment or The Mountain Man’s Dog yet, this might be the perfect time. You will not only get a fun story to read, but you’ll help countless people in need.
Please help spread the word. Use the hashtag “#FloodReliefChallenge” on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to help raise awareness and to track the success of the campaign.
And, thank you.