I am going to start this by saying we are the lucky ones.

My husband had a job offer in North Carolina. So we left Houston in early August to go and see the area. We packed enough for a month, and something told me to take my crystals, jewelry and tools. Since we were closing the Houston store in September, I thought two birds and one stone.

This move saved my basic tools and crystals and jewelry. I didn’t get all the crystals though. And I lost the singing bowls, display stands, my art I did for the empty walls and, honestly quite a bit.

I was told by a client and a neighbor that the neighborhood where the store (and our apartment) is was underwater. We are in North Carolina right now, safe, dry and grateful.

Our apartment furniture, our pots and pans for cooking, half of my personal gem collection (many which were gifts), our clothes–all gone.

I had a lot of selenite left behind, which is water soluble. All those crystals left behind. At first, I grieved hard but I have come to realize that Houston needed those crystals. Houston is strong–I’ve met so many wonderful people there–and Houston will make a comeback.

My husband and I do need a lot, but right now our needs aren’t as urgent as many others. So if you are reading this post and are wanting to know how you can help me, here is how:

  1. You can support my business. Buy my jewelry.
  2. Donations. I am not asking for donations for myself. I am asking that you give to these organizations instead:

Mayor Turner of Houston set up the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

If you are living in Texas, here is a list of places where you can drop off donations.

People need blood. The NY Times says that there is a critical shortage and if you are in San Antonio you can donate here. If you are outside of Texas, visit the website to see how you can help.

Also, Carter BloodCare covers hospitals in North, Central and East Texas. To donate, call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999.

There is a food and water shortage (fresh drinking water) and you can help by donating to the Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.

This area is just a few minutes drive from the store and our apartment. I don’t have images of those and am only going by what people have told me. Hopefully I will know more soon. As I’ve said before, we are lucky and grateful. And my heart and prayers are with those severely affected.

About Johnna Sabri

About Johnna Sabri

The Gem Diva

Hi, I am the owner of The Gem Diva’s Rock Shop & Studio and this is my blog. I’ve been wire wrapping over 10 years and my story is unique since I’ve had a Grammy winning musician teach me the craft. Read more in my bio here.
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The Gem Diva’s Jewelry Club is an affordable way to grow your handmade wire jewelry collection. I love making jewelry and want to spread the love and light through my creations.

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Sterling Silver $45

14K Gold filled $55

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Sterling Silver $66

14K Gold filled $84

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Copper $88

Sterling Silver $121

14K Gold filled $199

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Sterling Silver $87

14K Gold filled $119

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