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Disaster Relief.

This is worth repeating any time disaster strikes, and those happen throughout the year, often with little warning, and the Red Cross can always use the help, even before an emergency occurs (but especially after). Given how many tornado-related disasters have happened this past month alone, one doesn’t need to think hard to see there’s a need out there. It’s as simple as sending a text message with “REDCROSS” to 90999, and a $10 donation will be put on your phone bill and immediately go toward helping those who need it most. And yes, there are plenty of other groups who can help, such as World Vision (based out of my home town of Federal Way) and other local community groups. If you’re brave, you can even give blood, which helps people all year round. 

If you’re not sure you want to give or how to best direct it, try to put yourself in the shoes of those going through a disaster or hard times; you’d appreciate that help, right? It’s worth doing your homework if you want to make sure your donations are going where they are needed most urgently – that’s where Charity Navigator can help you decide. If nothing else, positive thoughts and prayers always work, and are free to give, too. 

That’s about all I’ve got for today; lots of things going on and little time to reflect right now, so in the meantime, keep those who need your positivity in mind as they move forward and start rebuilding their lives. 🙂

Quick Summary: To give $10 right NOW to the Red Cross: Text “REDCROSS” to 90999, to give $10 toward tornado relief through World Vision: Text “TORNADO” to 777444. Thank you.

To My Friends and Acquaintances Due East…

Hey, friends (and acquaintances), and all those dealing with Hurricane Sandy right now. How’s it going? Yes, I know, it’s a bit uneasy out there right now. Please be safe, and know that the rest of the world is ready to help if you need us, even if we can only offer positive thoughts right now.

I send out a giant virtual hug with comforting thoughts of kittens (or your preferred cute, cuddly animal), chocolate and rainbows!

To those of us not directly affected by Sandy, remember, chances are someone you know will be dealing with this in some way, and in a major way, at that. You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to pledge your help now (it’s applied to your phone bill). Check up on friends and loved ones, or have them do so when they can (by social media, text, or whatever is at the ready). We may need to be patient, but let’s lend a hand, because if we were in their situation, we’d appreciate the thoughts and support, too. 🙂

This is no small storm that people are going to be forgetting anytime soon, so while this may all sound cheesy and simplistic, I’m trying to get my thoughts across as best I can given the situation.

We are here for you, guys! Take care!

With Love from the West Coast, and the Rest of the World. 

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