I Just Hit 3K Followers & I’d Like To Ask Them All To Help Houston

I’m bad at math, but if we all give even $10…

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This time last year, there were only about 200 of you who cared at all about what I have to say. This morning I woke up to see that I’d reached 3K followers on Medium, by far my biggest social following, so this seems like the perfect platform for me to ask in earnest that everyone, before they begin their day, remember how Houston is starting its day. Please donate what you can, how you can.

A few good resources:

Texas Diaper Bank: This is where I’ve chosen to make a donation. We don’t think about this if we don’t have babies/elderly relatives, but it matters a great deal to those who do, and have been displaced.

GoFundMe: An aggregate of all verified fundraisers for Harvey victims. Great one to share with your networks.

SPCA of Texas: Animals. I’ll say no more.

Houston Food Bank: They will need a lot of help, for a long time. If you’re able to give a recurring donation as Houston heals, please do.

Airbnb: If you live in Texas and have space to house displaced people, Airbnb is helping to facilitate connecting those who need with those who have. Please look at everyone listing their spaces for free. This is the United States. This is us.

Please help Houston. ❤

NPR once called me a humor essayist, let’s go with that. Host of A Single Serving Podcast. shanisilver[at]gmail

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