With today being Labor Day, I wanted to take some time to reflect on those who have been hard at work volunteering their precious time to help rebuild our community after the greater Houston area was struck by Hurricane Harvey late last week.
So many individuals have been displaced and have lost all of their possessions and even homes, and it has been absolutely heartbreaking to see what our city has had to go through. But in times of hardship, it somehow always manages to bring out the best in the world. So many individuals came from out of state and nearby cities to help and assist with rescues for those families who had to leave their flooded home and even bring in donations for those who have lost everything.
It has been so heartwarming to see these individuals not only leave their own families behind, but put their life at risk to save another’s. Our community may be damaged, but the love that is in our heart is so overwhelming, and for these people who have already done so much to help us, I personally want to say thank you!
Working at The Breast Cancer Charities of America, I get to experience this feeling quite often. I personally see so many breast cancer patients who are coming to us for help because they feel as though they are drowning in their current situation and being able to help these women get back on their feet, or simply feel more confident has been such a rewarding job to have. I couldn’t imagine how the many volunteers may feel at this moment as they are able to help out an entire city.
So, on this Labor Day, whether you’re at the beach, or just relaxing at home, remember to be thankful for your family, friends, and those in your community. And thank you to everyone who has come together to support Texas as a whole!