Hello! It's finally Friday!
Can I be honest? The last few days I have felt pretty shallow blogging about what seems like inconsequential things when so many people are suffering. I am completely overwhelmed when I see the news stories of people who died in their homes because they were afraid of looters. Or of an 81 year old man who walked down 15 flights of stairs and then walked 3 blocks in raw sewage to ask for help for his elderly friends.
And the swindlers...there are no words for people who take advantage of the suffering of others.
There is a winter storm coming this direction, it is already getting down in the 30's and 40's. Four days later so many of these people are without power, light, heat, food and water and medication. They are alone, scared and wondering where the help is.
I have lived through several hurricanes and nor'easters and have seen unbelievable damage. We even suffered some ourselves two years ago, I will not go into all of the details because I could write a book, but I will tell you that it was a mess. But at the end of the day, I still had my husband, my pup, a house, water, heat, and light!
So many of these people did not have insurance, either they could not get it or they did not have the money. They have lost EVERYTHING! Aside from donating money what can we do to help these people?
I am looking for information that you may have about helping individual families in need, not just giving money to the Red Cross. Do you know of anything like this?I would love to do something to help and perhaps some of my readers would too.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people who are suffering on the East Coast and with all of our blog friends who live there and are without the basic necessities.
I hope you have a good weekend!