5 Quick Links for Helping with the Recent Tragedies
Thousands of people are suffering right now as a result of numerous tragedies, the most recent being the devastating Las Vegas massacre and Sonoma and Napa county fires. If you are one of those people who are not affected by these events but would like to assist those in need, there are numerous avenues to offer help. Below are links to sites with information and details about organizations and groups that are working to support victims of the Northern California fires, Las Vegas shootings, and recent natural disasters.
1. Northern California Fires
Since October 8th, thousands of homes and numerous businesses have burned to the ground and over 40 people have died in the counties of Sonoma and Napa in Northern California. The Los Angeles Times provides numerous links for helping victims of these devastating fires:
2. The Las Vegas Massacre
There are several ways to help people whose lives have been devastated by the recent mass shootings in Las Vegas. Please visit the following CNN link for more details:
3. Hurricane Maria
The New York Times lists several local groups assisting those in need following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria:
4. Hurricane Irma
If you would like to help those struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the New York Times offers links to sites, along with cautionary advice for assisting those in need without getting scammed:
5. Mexico Earthquakes
For the recent earthquakes in Mexico, PBS has further details on the situation there and how to help. Lend a hand to those whose lives have literally crumbled around them following this recent natural disaster:
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” (Matt. 25:35-40)
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