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I’ve been watching the recent flooding in Louisiana and the response to those in need. Churches in my area have loaded up trucks and trailers and have coordinated with Louisiana churches to provide assistance. No requirement of church membership, proof of tithing, approval of lifestyle, racial quotas — none of that. It’s just, “You need some diapers for your baby? Here they are.”
That’s how charity is supposed to work. You learn about someone in need and then you find a way to meet that need. The founder of Salvation Army knew this and founded the organization on those principles. You can read his fascinating life story in this book.…Read More...
With all the floods occurring on the East Coast and the prospect of more to come this winter, I thought it might be a good time to post information about cleaning up after a flood. Now of cause how much of this applies to you depends on how severe the flood affected your home.
Once the floodwaters have receded and the property can be accessed safely, you should begin cleanup. The most important steps are to restore the environment to a dry state and salvage any valuable property. The longer that water/waste are allowed to remain in your home or on your property, the greater the potential for illness and irreparable damage to your home and its contents. …Read More...
I have spent the last week or so in the Pacific Northwest. It was a nice trip even with the rain. While there, I had time to consider the effects that man has made on our environment. Over the years, we have changed the land to suite ourselves.
I am thinking particularly of dams and levees. To use an area that I am familiar with lets discuss the Sacramento California area. Prior to the discovery of gold, the Sacramento area flooded every year. Since then we have built dams and levees to prevent this. The Sacramento Valley had large wetland areas. …Read More...