My name is Martesha Haynes-Burrage founder of Social Good In Action, Inc. At Social Good In Action Inc we pride ourselves in the daily contribution to individual and community well-being. We believe that by sharing common values we can increase the opportunity of each individual in the community. As a leading provider of Social Good In Action Inc., we take pride in offering the best community service here. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our community each and every day.
Social Good in Action Inc focuses on helping organizations and non-profit organizations raise money for community services and programs that support children affected by developmental disabilities, abused, murdered, missing children, homeless & sheltered families in need.
Due to the disaster from Hurricane Harvey that just occured we are trying to help out families that lost things. Hurricane Harvey is the largest hurricane to hit Texas in decades. Over the last few days, areas of Houston and South Texas have received more than 40 inches of rain causing devastating floods throughout Southeast Texas. That’s our starting point for wanting to give relief to the people of the greater Houston, Texas area. I, Martesha Haynes-Burrage, and the members of the Social Good In Action Inc Movement desire to support many and specific families. Let me explain.
We are thankful to the large organizations that are on the ground and providing funding for relief to the city of Houston. They can do so many more things than we have the capacity or knowledge to do. We also understand that some people are skeptical of giving to large corporations because of concern that the funding will somehow be distributed in ways we did not intend. It's all about trying to replace the important things that were lost during this storm is my main focus such as: kids bed/crib, dressers, headboards, diapers, kids uniforms, clothes, shoes, etc... Anything will help.
We are deeply connected to the city of Houston and the people who make it what it is. We have friends, families, and churches that we love dearly that have been emotionally and materially setback by this storm. Right now, finances don’t necessarily immediately help most people. If they are without food and water or other resources, most of them won’t be able to simply go to the store and buy something.
Through prayer, phone calls with people who are displaced, and asking for wisdom from others, we have decided to do a few things:
By sending funds directly to families in need or purchase items and have them delivered to “families” in general, but families that we personally know or friends and families of people that we know personally. Currently we have a working list of about 10-12 families, including a couple of them that are dear friends whose homes were flooded and they were evacuated in the middle of the hurricane on boats. We considered posting names, but will likely just post initials for the respect of their privacy. We will be updating information here and on social media to keep donors informed specifically as possible as to how this money is being spent. We want to be as open as possible, so we will answer as many questions as we can to inform you of how these funds are directly being distributed. With your help, we can make this happen!
We often pray that God would provide relief to people, and I believe that Scripture would lead us to believe that we are that relief that God wants to use in times of need (2 Corinthians 8:1-7; James 2:14-17).
Please pray. Be the active hands and feet of Jesus. Then, pray again.