Watching the news recently has been bleak.
The fires that are encompassing much of the western states is frightening.
Firefighters from other countries are here to battle with us as well as our own military.
Washington is asking for and accepting firefighting help from local citizens for the first time in history and entire towns are being evacuated.
Homes that have been in families for generations are being threatened.
|Rough Fire at Hume Lake from my brother-in-law.|
Combine the facts that underbrush and dead trees have not been allowed to be cleared out with the severe drought we are enduring and we now have a recipe for disaster.
That disaster is growing by the minute.
People are dying.
What can we do?
Pray for the strength and safety of our firefighters.
Pray for rain.
Pray for the proper management of our forests in the future.
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is another way we can help.
This non profit organization offers financial aid to injured wildland fire fighters and their families.
It may come in the form of assistance with therapy after a severe injury.
It may come to family members in the form of a plane ticket to the bedside of their loved one.
The children of a fallen firefighter may receive a Christmas sponsorship.
Unless we are in the direct path of a raging fire, it is easy to forget those who are risking their lives on our behalf.