Woke up this morning and started thinking about today’s story – about Chive Charities’ $25,000 grant to help three World War II veterans who lost their homes in Hurricane Harvey.
“More Hurricane Harvey?” I thought as I poured Lucky Charms into a bowl. “Didn’t we just do a story about hurricane relief? Didn’t we do several?” I doused my cereal with milk, sat down at the table, and scrolled through IG.
As I strategically ate all the cereal and left the marshmallows for last, I remembered what our Programs Director Angie said about it: “Everyone else is moving on…forgetting what the people who lived through this are going through,” she had said. “There’s always a big rush for help in the aftermath, and then people tend to forget.”