Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bastrop Babes Sponsorship

Hey & happy Wednesday to you all!

Today I wanted to reach out to you guys and ask for your help.

If you're from the Austin, or possibly even the Texas area, you most likely have heard about the fires that devastated Bastrop late last year. The fires went on for days and remained uncontained. I remember listening each day about how the fire crossed the highway or spread to a new area. The fire is said to be the worst single fire in Texas' history, and took over 500 homes.

The video below takes a few seconds to begin, but once it does you can see just a pinch of the area that was affected.

It's so sad and horrifying to read and hear stories of some of the families that lost not just things, but everything. House: gone; car: gone; clothes: gone; pets: gone; jobs: gone; family members: gone.

After the fires, almost every radio station I listen to was doing "provide a Christmas" for families involved in the wreckage. A few weeks ago, I remember hearing an update about the family that won the Christmas. Two early-teenage brothers had lost their father when they were young, and their mother a few years later. They had gone to live with their Aunt and Uncle in Bastrop. Not even a week before the fires, the boys had just finally gone back to their home where they grew up to collect all of the things that were dear to them. Pictures, clothes, sentimental items. A few days later, they lost it all. Their new home with their Aunt and Uncle had burned down to the ground. Nothing was left. Talk about a hard life.

I remember being able to smell and see the smoke 50 miles away. I remember watching the news and seeing images taken from the sky of just pure smoke clouds. My heart hurt for those involved and I remember being so thankful that I was ok, but praying and hoping that Austin would remain untouched. Maybe things mean more to people when they are close to home, but I personally know that I didn't do enough anything to help. I didn't donate money, time, clothes, food to anyone. I'm a short hour away from Bastrop and I didn't reach out to help anyone. No, that doesn't make me a bad person. But I do know that I could have done something.

But now, I have a chance to provide, and I'm asking for your help. The amazing women that I work with are sponsoring 30 women that lost everything. Our goal is to provide them with a package complete with great beauty essentials. These women need to feel beautiful again, and know that there are people out there that want to and will help them recover. I personally am sponsoring 2 of the 30 women, and would be so thankful for anyone that would love to help me out!

I am offering my products 2 for the price of 1. Any item on the list that you purchase, another will be donated to the fund. Monetary donations are accepted as well. Anything helps, even 5 dollars.

If you're interested in learning more about how you can help, please feel free to email me here. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated not just by me, but the women of Bastrop, as well!

1 comment:

Ruthie Hart said...

What youre doing is awesome!! We brought Christmas to 3 fire victim families and it was the most amazing feeling ever!