Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Thankful for Brother-in-Law

My brother-in-law Paul has been working a lot at his Church to help those who were displaced from the Hurricane. He has always been a great help to us, by doing things like helping us put in lighting and move wires in our walls, etc. I am very thankful for my brother-in-law Paul Kropp.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Thankful for My Wife Jill

I have mentioned before that I am thankful for my wife Jill Marie Manty. I just had to mention it again. She has been so committed to helping Hurricane Katrina evacuees, she is so passionate about helping the needy for as long as I have known her.

Her passion for helping others has made me a better person, and I am very grateful for that. I am very thankful to have Jill as my wife.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Alternative Giving for Katrina

My wife Jill just created a new blog called Alternative Giving. Living Houston one of the things we discovered is that many of the shelters here are not supported by the Red Cross because of all the red tape you have to go through to be a certified Red Cross shelter. Most of the people we know here in Houston are spending a lot of their free time helping out at the shelters as much as they can, but our people and money resources are being put to the test.

So my wife Jill decided there needed to be a way for people outside of Texas to support these shelters that aren't well advertised. Jill is posting contact information about these non-Red Cross shelters so people can contact hem and help them out. Check out here site at