The Hurricane season has started off not so good. Category 5, after Category 5 hurricanes keep popping up and making their way through populated areas. We had Hurricane Harvey nearly destroy the southern part of TX. Then we just had Hurricane Irma wreaking Havoc. Now we have Hurricane Maria tearing up Puerto Rico. When it comes to back to back to back natural disasters, we like to keep our ears to the ground on what sort of humanitarian efforts are taking place.
We saw a popular NFL player, J.J. Watt, raised over 37 Million dollars in Harvey relief. That is crazy! What a great way to leverage his brand popularity to help with humanitarian effort. Unlike other NFL athlete’s who’d rather sit during our national anthem in “protest”, this celebrity actually made and is making a huge difference in lives in the southern Texas landscape.
The devastation from Hurricane Irma is widespread. Some areas, like St. Thomas in the Bahamas got absolutely destroyed. I know the Red Cross and some other humanitarian type agencies are involved all the way from the Bahamas to Florida. I saw a story where one family evacuated the Bahamas to Puerto Rico, lost everything in Irma and is now currently trying to survive Maria in Puerto Rico!
This particular family’s friends have started a gofundme page. Gofundme is a tool to automate the web design of a donation page. From that Gofund me page, this family will hopefully be able to get back on their feet. Not only them, but the 100s of thousands affected by these vicious storms.
Between JJ Watts unselfish act, random cruise liners helping offload St Thomas residents, to the troops activated and deployed, it’s great to see humans coming together for the greater good of the species.