Sometimes we are so far removed from a disaster that it is hard to even imagine the desctruction, or what those people involved must be going through. And it's not always simple to offer aid when these things strike. How do we help? What can we do from so far away? Do we donate money to the Red Cross? Is there something, anything we can do to bring comfort to these people, these families who have lost their homes, their belongings, their comfort?
Of course you can donate money to the Red Cross for Disaster Aid:
But there are more ways to bring comfort to people who have lost everything. Here is an excerpt from Laura's blog, The Shed, that really touches my heart....
Yes, we live at the shore. Going barefoot goes hand-in-hand with living at the beach. But after this storm? It is much chillier around here. And the forecast is for another possible storm to arrive in about four days. People need socks for warmth. Now."
Laura has touched my heart with her determination to get this campaign going. Although she lives near where this destruction took place, her family was lucky they weren't hit with the ferocity that hit many other Coastal towns in and around New Jersey. What she was hit with was a strong desire to bring comfort to those that need it the most. There are many people and families in shelters who need the simple necessities...such as socks, gloves, and hats. Please Help!
You can help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats - for men, women and children of all ages - and sending them to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Please mail by Friday, November 9, since the need is urgent."
Thank you so much for anything you can do to help!