As the magnitude of everything sank in, I got a message from Todd Nesloney asking me and others in
his PLN to send a welcome back message to his Webb Elementary staff. Then I watched Eric Sheninger's Facebook posts directly from his house which was inches from flooding, and then I had numerous conversations with my friend and fellow superintendent, Brian Morris, about the devastation his district is experiencing. So I decided to join what people around the world are doing, jumping in and getting involved to help our friends and neighbors in southeast Texas.
The only way to respond to the worst hurricane in history is with a human-force hurricane of even greater power. Let's get give everything we can to help our fellow Americans and Texas brothers and sisters. Here are just a few ways that together we can create human-force hurricane of help.
1. Jeff Mann - @mann4edu (Adopt a School)
Hey school leaders -- sign your school up to help a school impacted by #Harvey2017 https://t.co/oIkqnhYJSF #CPchat #leadupchat please RT pic.twitter.com/HcZd2uiKF0— Jeff Mann (@Mann4Edu) August 29, 2017
2. Kasey Bell - @shakeuplearning
Texas Needs Your Help, Y’all! – Harvey Relief
3. TREA - Texas Rural Educators Association
Help School Kids impacted by #Harvey donate: https://t.co/jPZVs1GTYP All $ collected will be distributed to kids & schools in need. #txed pic.twitter.com/ZzUUpzV9o1— TREA (@TxREA_) August 30, 2017
4. Eric Sheninger - @E_Sheninger - Will You Step Up
5. My District - @blueridgeisd
How BRISD will Help with Hurricane Harvey
If you have been watching the news, you are probably hurting for the people in southeast Texas. The impact is beyond belief, and we know many people who have lost everything. In talking with several people in our district, we all want to do something to help, so we have elected to teach our kids how to give a random act of kindness to someone even though we can't possibly help everyone.
You are invited to join BRISD in supporting residents in Columbus ISD. We elected to build a personal relationship and help one district in hopes that we encourage other districts to adopt other districts so that all districts get specific support. We hope that this act will be one more example that inspires everyone to give what they can to help our Texas brothers and sisters.
6. Traditional ways that you can donate:
Will you step up?
Will you join the relief effort? Millions of Texans need us, and we must do everything we can to help them. Texas is waiting for Hurricane Help. Will you be part of it? I will.