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Donating To Those Affected By Major Flooding

March 22nd, 2019 at 03:34 pm

It's so sad. The flooding happening in the Midwest. I have friends and family there. One friend did have water in their unfinished basement, but she says it is no big issue. They did have to evacuate for one night. However, a niece has two coworkers who lost their home. They are completely displaced and lost everything. My niece is fundraising for them, so we decided to donate to her friends and will also send in a donation to the Red Cross, which is our charity of choice usually since they are a neutral, independent and impartial organization that can help respond quickly in crisis situations.

It was quite disappointing to the people of those states that news coverage started so late on this. People think that these flyover states don't matter, but these are the people that supply the beef and corn (among many, many other products) that go into other products in our food supply and the grain used to put ethanol in our fuel. This will affect you financially is some way.

Please pray for those affected by the flooding.

5 Responses to “Donating To Those Affected By Major Flooding”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    One of my youtube friends had her house completely surrounded by water. She was up on a little hill, so thought it made it almost to the porch and garage, it didn't get in the house. But they couldn't leave the property for several days without risking damaging the vehicles so they stayed home. It looked like a river in her yard. Lots of snow followed by lots of rain to melt it, saturated ground, and the water has nowhere to go. Fortunately they are preppers so had plenty of food in the house. People think prepping is only for doomsday scenarios, but it is exactly for situations like this.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    LR, yes a perfect reason to prep! Areas that are fields look like rivers...where no river exists.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I feel extremely lucky that the only thing we've really felt here is water restrictions due to our wells going offline (except one.) We're down to 25% voluntary reduction now.

    So many people lost so much. Frown
    I am wondering what kind f financial ramifications this is going to have - both for the midwest states, and the US.

  4. Amber Says:

    I’m in South Florida and have not heard a thing. The only reason why I knew was facebook, this is awful

  5. rob62521 Says:

    It is sad that so little coverage was given. We live in Illinois and like everyone else, the national news waited until it was really bad to say much. You are right about how much of our food comes from these states. And I wonder how many people had flood insurance? Many don't get it because they aren't considered to be at risk of a flood. Many homeowners' policies don't cover flood damage. My heart goes out to them.

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