Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Aid

Everyone is aware by now that Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast this past week. Fortunately, my area was lucky and sustained minimal damage. Other areas were not as lucky and when looking at photos many people are asking what they can do to help. I'm one of those people and when I heard/saw what happened to New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island I felt it was necessary that I dip into my budget and send a little bit of money to the Red Cross. It's not a lot of money but as I always say, every little bit counts. I had some extra money in the blog budget this month and I decided that it would be better used for hurricane relief efforts. That being said, I made a donation of $25 to the American Red Cross this afternoon.

I'll end this post by saying that I believe it's important to give. Whether it's food items, clothes, or small donations every little bit helps and it's a good cause. It's a shame that these natural disasters happen but it's all of us who can make a difference. We can pull together as people to make the ultimate difference in somebody's life. For me, that's what this life is all about. I've had the opportunity to talk with a few victims the last few days and the message they've sent to me is clear. They need the help. One girl I spoke to said, "I'm tired of people saying that this wasn't as hyped up as they made it sound, have they seen our area?" She's right, this was a threat that needed to be taken seriously and that to goes for the aftermath. As the community pulls together to help out be sure to lend a hand, even if you can only give $1.00 or one can of food, it will make a difference in somebody's life.

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