So, if like me you guys are from South Carolina...
Actually unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you know that South Carolina, and particularly the Midlands and Low Country, have been having a pretty rough week.
The past few days have been so full of uncertainty and fear for so many of us, myself included, as we evacuated our homes in fear of the rising waters. While I was very lucky and am able to write this post from the comfort of my apartment, so many people in this area weren't so lucky.
Flooding in this area has been devastating to say the least, roads and bridges have been washed away, business have been destroyed, our water systems have been compromised, people have lost their homes, their vehicles, and sadly even their lives in these floods. For days the rain and flood waters bombarded our towns, leaving such destruction in their wake that it was difficult to believe that there was anything that could be done. We were forced to watch helplessly as mother nature destroyed our beloved state.
Today the sun is shining, and the waters are receding but the effects of this disaster are ones that will be felt far and wide in South Carolina for many days, weeks, months, and even years to come. As we clean up and rebuild, as human beings we begin to ask ourselves "What can I do?" and "How can I help?"
The answer to that question is you can use what you have to help...
Myself and Catherine from Cittie Tells wanted to start a campaign for Beauty Bloggers as well as our readers.
The idea behind Beauty for South Carolina Disaster Relief is a simple one... While you are shopping for the next two weeks (10/7/2015 through 10/21/2015) consider donating the money you were going to spend on a beauty product to help with the disaster relief in South Carolina instead of buying that product.
I'll be donating the $20.00 I was planning on using to purchase a new curling wand as well as the $35.00 I was going to use on the Tarte At First Blush Deluxe brush set to the Harvest Hope Food Bank here in Columbia. Because right now I don't need new blush as much as my City needs help!
The fact of the matter is, every little bit counts!
Here are several organizations that could really use your donations:
American Red Cross of Central South Carolina 1.800.435.7669
Harvest Hope Food Bank 803.254.4432
United Way of the Midlands 803.733.5400
Salvation Army 1.800.725.2769
United Way of South Carolina 803.929.1000
If you choose to donate please tag me on twitter (@Tesla_Nicole91) or instagram (@Tesla_Nicole91) and use #SCBeautyRelief, send a picture of what you were going to buy but donated instead
You may also grab this badge to put on your webpage encouraging others to donate!
If you are interested in making a non-monetary donation, such as clothing, food, or water there is a great need for those items as well and the organizations listed above can give you more information on making those donations.
For those of you who would be interested in volunteering with the disaster relief effort the United Way page has listed various opportunities for volunteering as well.
Being a Blessing to someone else is often the greatest blessing to yourself!