By now we've all seen the devastation caused to the great state of Texas by Hurricane Harvey. For many of us in the northeast it's easy to take a deep breath and be thankful it's not us in the eye of the storms path.

As grateful as I am that all of us have been spared this horrible natural disaster, it's still very personal to me. I lived in San Antonio, TX for many years. I still have friends there and in Houston. Thankfully my friends in San Antonio seem to be doing alright. They've moved their livestock to higher ground, were able to cut down a tree that posed a threat, the rain is subsiding, and the danger of significant flooding seems to be passing.

However, many in Houston are still in danger. A few friends are trapped inside their homes, but are well stocked with food and water. So now they wait to see what's next.

The federal government appears to be on top of the rescue efforts, along with state and local agencies. And even great American companies are doing their part.

Anheuser-Busch via Facebook
Anheuser-Busch via Facebook

Anheuser-Busch stopped making beer at a brewery in Georgia, and started bottling drinking water instead. Miller Lite and Coors are doing the same. Combined, they've already donated over 200,000 cans of water for hurricane victims.

In times of national crisis such as this, many of us want to do our part to help. We talk about sending blankets, clothes, and food or water. However, according to the Red Cross website, what is really needed is money. You can help victims of Hurricane Garvey by calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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