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Holiday Flood Recovery :: 6 Ways to Help

Editor’s note: this post was a collaboration between two of our contributors, Sarah Joy Hays and Kodi Wilson.  Our South Louisiana communities saw the worst natural disaster in 100 years, the Great Flood of 2016. Five months later, the current status is a sobering one. As you decorate your homes with trees, ornaments and lights, […]

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Anything But Relief {No One Wants Your Used Undies}

“The disaster after the disaster.” I wasn’t familiar with this term until recently when my hometown endured widespread flooding. As one of the minority whose home did not flood, I jumped in with both feet into the relief effort. In doing so, I received a crash course in how donations can sometimes do more to […]

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The Littlest Victims of the Flood

  Losing your home and your things isn’t ideal under any circumstance. Tossing out our children’s toys was about as heartbreaking as tossing out ruined family photos for me. My kids didn’t deserve to lose what they lost. They aren’t able to grasp the reasons why this has happened to us. I kept silent about […]

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May Cause Anxiety, Insomnia, Spontaneous Fits :: Side Effects of the Flood ::

Do you ever watch those prescription drug commercials, and listen all the way to the end, only to hear the announcer speak at auction-house-speed about all the terrible side effects the medicine could cause? I know you have. My favorite is when they say, “and death.” Death, no thank you! You get the point.  The […]

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