With all that’s going on in the world, Hurricane Harvey leaving thousands of residents stranded, homeless, and left without food and clothing, and Hurricane Irma on its way, its easy to get stuck; watching the news and feeling paralyzed. What can I do? How can I help, and before you know it, you return back to everyday life, while those affected figure out how they’ll rebuild, readjust, and reassess their current situation.
But then there are those who jump at the chance to create an opportunity to rally people together. They unparalyze our hearts and minds to get up and do instead of sit and mope. It’s who they are! It’s what they’re called to do! And Christoph Jenkins is one of those people. He is the founder of The Poet Life and Fighting Cancer With Poetry, both organizations geared toward connecting and helping others through the power of words.
Since the day of the hurricane, his creative wheels have turned, day in and day out, to find a way to help and support our brothers and sisters in Houston, Texas. The result: the “Write2Rescue” campaign. A campaign to “..raise funds and the spirits of those who have been affected by this horrific natural disaster.”
“With the way of the world now, everything needs to be convenient. Everybody wants an easy way to do something. So, I said, let’s make it easy for them. Let’s do a digital campaign. Let’s not have them pick up their wallet, but let’s have them pick up a pen, ” Jenkins shared.
The “Write2Rescue” campaign allows you to express your heart to those who are in need through a poem or a letter. How creative is that?! Along with the numerous monetary efforts that are going forward, letters and poems from the heart will absolutely make a difference as well. Sometimes words can carry the weight of a million dollars.
“I just believe that creativity can save people,” Jenkins said. “I just want to show people that they can use their passions, their gifts, and their inspirations to encourage others. That’s what we do at Poet Life. We incorporate creativity in everything that we do.”
We want to continue to keep Houston, our country, and the entire world in our hearts and prayers. Support the “Write2Rescue” campaign today. Share a poem or letter that will inspire a perfect stranger! You never know the lives you can impact!
You can also purchase a “Write2Rescue” t-shirt, in which all proceeds will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.