Tuesday, August 30, 2005

My Heart Is Broken

Update: I just heard from Tisha. Her father traveled down to Pascagoula where she lives, to see if her home survived, and sadly it didn't. It was a complete loss. Her home was under water. This is the second time that she has lost everything due to a hurricane. You may think why doesn't she leave that area...it's her home. It's where her whole life was...until a few days ago. Tisha her husband, and her two small kids lost everything, their home, their jobs, a car, toys, furniture, all of their photos and possibly a family pet...just everything! Her mother, and step father also lost their home...Please donate to The Red Cross, these people need help!!

My Heart belongs in the south. I have been lucky enough to have been able to travel to the south twice now. More specifically the Mississippi gulf coast, to spend time with my "southern family". Both times I realized that my heart belongs in the south. I love everything about it....Except the weather. I love the people and their way of life, their culture, their food, and their strength. So to see hurricane Katrina devastate "my second home" breaks my heart. It's really hard to look at the stories on the T.V. and know that I stood right there one time. Bourbon street, The Beau Rivage...

My friend Tisha and her family evacuated to Jackson Mississippi, and thank God they are doing ok, but they are not sure they will have a home to come back to in Pascagoula, Miss. They are just one family effected by this terrible tragedy. How about the people trapped in New Orleans (Nawlins)? How about the people that watched as their family members floated away? How about the babies, elderly, and all the displaced animals? 

Make a difference and donate to the Red Cross or Salvation Army.
Hug your family a little tighter tonight.

To The people of the gulf coast, my prayers are with you tonight!

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