Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather displaced three times more people than war in 2013… Yes, that happens more often than we realize. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/natural-disasters-refugee-people-war
I was a refugee after Hurricane Katrina. My husband and children were refugees and we were treated as such… even though we only left Gulfport, MS to travel to Alabama. We only moved one state away.
Shock often leads to hypersensitivity but from my own experience, people show their worst and their best during these times of crisis. A stranger in a Waffle House near the border paid anonymously for our meal. An owner of a dance wear shop in Huntsville donated shoes, leotards, tights to my daughter. A friend in Oregon sent a laptop computer. Another sent money. Thank you is never enough when you feel as if you are taking a handout.
But Thank you is often more than enough… On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, when so many gave their lives to free oppressed people they would never meet, let’s remember gratitude for those who help along the way.
Help if you possibly can… You may be the only one who does.
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