I got a call from the city's emergency response saying that sand bags will be available and gave me the locations. Then I got another call telling me that Albee Farm Rd . was flooded from Bird Bay to Lucaya . These are my streets of choice when I come
and go from Bird Bay. These messages are getting a little to close to home. Right after Katrina, I signed up and passed the requirements from the Red Cross to open and run a shelter to house people affected by the hurricane. When I got the call to go, they
wanted a three week commitment . I could commit to two, but not three weeks. We were living with and helping our daughter and her family and I felt that I could leave Bob for that time only. So, I had to pass up that mitzvah. But a son, son in law and daughter
did go and help, two as first responders and one as a clean up crew member. Now the Red Cross is once again setting up shelters and helping provide services, this time for Harvey. I still can't go to help them, but my prayers and thoughts are with them as
they do the work that they are trained to do.