Hurricane Harvey: What you can do to help & make a difference

Hi loves. If there is one thing I am committed to being is authentic. Being authentic means talking about all my passions which includes my desire to be philanthropic (even if  I am not making millions). If it were up to me, I would drop everything and lend a helping hand personally. Nonetheless, there is a way that you and I can give back t the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Donating to the America Red Cross can be done from your laptop or your phone. Text HARVEY 90999 to give a $10 donation (this amount is added to your next phone bill). You can donate directly from the American Red Cross’ website here. You can also make a donation of the phone 1-800-RED-CROSS (I did this yesterday once I got in my car on my way home from work).

My sisters at Style Collective are also doing all they can to give back. You can purchase a tote bag or phone case. 100% of the proceeds are being donated directly to those who need it most in Houston

Also consider that many lives are left homeless. This includes hundreds of dogs and cats that will be in need of a new home. My fellow friend and blogger Christine from The Rescue Runway is rising funds to help animals in need. Your proceeds will help ensure that these animals are not only provided shelter but fresh water and food as well.

I hope this posts inspires you to pay it forward. Life is precious and it cannot be taken for granted. Make a difference by paying it forward. Be kind. Stay humble and seek to be better by a lending hand – not just in times of tragedy. Let’s do what we can to help our of brothers and sisters in Houston. Don’t let life fool you, there is a lot of good in this world. It starts with YOU.


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  1. 9.4.17

    Thank you so much for the information!

  2. 9.4.17
    Gisel said:

    A wonderful post!! It’s so important to give back to those in need. Thoughts, prayers, and aid to Houston <3

    Gisel |

  3. 9.4.17
    shannon said:

    so many different ways to help – everyone should give a little something!

    • 9.4.17
      Cristina said:

      I could not agree more! Every little bit helps.

  4. 9.4.17
    Linda said:

    Thank you for sharing this! It’s so important to help others and make a difference!


    • 9.5.17
      Cristina said:

      Thank you Linda! I could not agree more.

  5. 9.4.17

    Thanks so much for sharing! Houston is so close to my heart since I called it home for almost a year. So great to see everyone come together to support those in need.

    XO, Cara

    • 9.4.17
      Cristina said:

      Oh wow. You just made my heart so full, Cara. I am so happy that I am able to of assistance even if I am miles away. xx

  6. 9.5.17

    what a beautiful post. bless your heart girl. thanks for the reccs.

    Courtney Bentley ||

    • 9.5.17
      Cristina said:

      Thank you so much Courtney. Our world needs more love and support from one another. This is a small step towards making a huge difference.

  7. 9.5.17

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I believe in making that difference as well! Praying for the families in Houston!