Letter: Let’s get involved in aiding our community

To the editor:

As a survivor of Hurricane Andrew, I know how important it is to have the funds to rebuild not only your home but also your life. It’s so very difficult to know what to do, who to turn to and how to start recreating your life. The memories from these storms will be with these folks for the rest of their lives.

We know these families need assistance and you want to give. But let’s not forget the needs in our community. The needs of many youth and adults still are here and won’t go away with a fix from FEMA or the government.

There’s still a child who needs a Safe Place, host home or warm coat for the winter and there’s an organization in our community to help. There’s a teen who needs a hot meal, shower or a place to sleep and an organization in our community who will help.

There’s a senior citizen who needs help fixing meals or cleaning their house — there’s an organization here to help. There’s an organization for adults who need help with transportation, and there’s an organization in our community to help a spouse who is fighting domestic abuse. These non-profit organizations count on you.

It’s in our nature to want to help those who are in serious need and the hurricanes in Texas and Florida are indeed serious. Please remember the needs of folks in our community are also serious and won’t go away without your continued financial support.

Judith R. Olds

executive director,

Youth Connections Inc.