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cold, wet and dark

It’s been hard to wrap my mind around the devastation caused by  Superstorm Sandy. I’ve got lots of family and many friends who have been affected by this storm, but they’re all okay.  Not happy, but okay.

Too many people are not okay–they’re in desperate situations and we need to do whatever we can to help. Some opportunities I ran across yesterday:

I LOVE the way the Red Cross is using smartphones to gather easy donations.  Just text 90999 into your phone and hit Send to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross, billed on your next phone bill!  Go on their website to donate more please–they’ve been very upfront that cash is the best donation you can make right now. But that quick and easy $10 from your smartphone is perfect for anyone who thinks they can’t make a difference.

Click on Catholic Charities to support their relief efforts or look up trustworthy disaster relief organizations by state by clicking here. There will be more opportunities to assist.

Click on Zaarly to send gifts of meals or helpful services from local small businesses  to loved ones in NYC. I think this will be more appropriate down the road a bit, but the idea is a good one.

For most of us, today is Friday–the end of a hard week.  For those in Sandy’s path, the hard week continues.  Let’s all find a way to reach out and help.