I slept terribly last night.
Just as I was starting to doze off, a violent storm rolled in. I was awakened by a bright flash and a simultaneous KABOOOM as lightning hit something very near our house. Esteban and I got up and stood on the front porch to watch the tempest rage.
“Look!” I cried. “The water’s almost up to the curb!”
“Aw, c’mon,” Esteban replied. “You know you wanna see a flood.”
“Not if our property’s in the way,” I answered. His car was parked out front, and the water was covering half of the tires.
But the storm eventually blew over, the water receded, and we went back to bed.
Maybe that’s why I felt so fortunate — and so compelled to act — this morning, when I got an email from UNICEF’s CEO, Caryl Stern.
A staggering 6 million children now face immediate threats from disease, dehydration, and malnutrition.
Despite the generous response from U.S. Fund for UNICEF supporters, UNICEF still has not raised the funds needed to cover relief efforts in Pakistan.
We need your help: Please donate now to help deliver critical emergency supplies to these children.
And to think that I was worried about a car.
The Agence France Presse is calling Pakistan’s floods “the worst disaster since the 2004 tsunami.” 13.8 million people are displaced.