Kay Ivey asks Alabamians to pray for and help Hurricane Harvey victims

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As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey asked her fellow Alabamians to pray for and help the victims of the storm.

“I am urging all Alabamians to join me in praying for those effected by this tragedy and in considering ways to help with recovery efforts,” Ivey said in a statement. “In addition to supporting worthy causes like the Red Cross and faith-based groups, I encourage everyone to help meet the urgent needs caused by this storm.”

She continued, “Today, we are reminded that despite our differences, despite our political ideologies, despite what may separate us, each of us are Americans, united by our common heritage and our commitment to liberty as given to every man, woman, and child by Almighty God Himself. Though we never wish for a catastrophic event such as this, it certainly gives us perspective and reminds us of what is important in life.”

Ivey explained she reached out to Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott and pledged “the full support of all Alabamians.”

“In the days ahead, we will see the best our nation has to offer, as we join together to support Texas,” she added. “To our friends in Texas, know we are behind you and are here to help. May God bless the great State of Texas and those effected by Hurricane Harvey.”

Ivey also tweeted her support.

Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. It is said to be the strongest one to hit the United States in more than a decade and the National Weather Service said in an Aug. 27 tweet the rainfall expected after the hurricane and storm are over “are beyond anything experienced before.”

“Today, we are reminded that despite our differences, despite our political ideologies, despite what may separate us, each of us are Americans, united by our common heritage and our commitment to liberty as given to every man, woman, and child by Almighty God Himself,” Ivey said. “Though we never wish for a catastrophic event such as this, it certainly gives us perspective and reminds us of what is important in life.”

To learn how you can help, please visit http://governor.alabama.gov/helpfortexas.

 

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