Nearly the entire gulf coast of Texas has been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The national news is focused on my city and my state. All eyes are on this area and the devastation that has occurred. Currently, hundreds of money and supply raising campaigns are being held. The response from fellow Houstonians, Texans, Americans, and even people internationally is amazing.
If you would like to help out there are many, many options from The Red Cross, Houston Food Bank, The Texas Diaper Bank, even The Houston Humane Society. There are also fundraisers for specific classrooms in schools that were flooded or for specific types of supplies. All of these are great ways to get involved in the relief efforts.
But that is not what I want to talk about in this post. The recovery from this storm is going to be a very, very long process. What I want to share with you is how you can help Houston and other affected areas in Texas further down the road.
The idea I want to share is focused on helping the economy and local businesses recover months from now once the news cameras have left and this disaster is not so prevalent in the public eye.
To help Texas, would you consider planning a trip here?
The local economy is going to be shaken and unstable for some time after this event. In the months following the immediate recovery period, consider taking a vacation to the greatest state – I had to say it at some point! 😉
Spend your kid’s spring break exploring the beaches of the gulf coast and the attractions in Houston. Take two weeks next summer to get to know the region and the many different things you probably have no idea it offers! Spend Valentine’s day weekend in Houston sampling our amazing food scene or a romantic beach weekend in a quiet small town. Come to Houston for a weekend in March to see what The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is all about, spend Easter weekend in the hometown of Selena- Corpus Christi.
Unfortunately, I do not know yet what sites and attractions remain intact and will be reopened. I plan to continue this post as a series of posts highlighting ideas for vacations in south Texas. Stay Tuned! You can follow me on Pinterest or sign up for my newsletter to stay updated.
Whatever way you plan to help Texas, I thank you.
Things are dark right now but we are TEXAS STRONG and we will land on our feet- our rather, our boots.