Oh, you guys. We are so sorry for all that has happened to our friends on the East Coast because of that nasty, nasty storm: Hurricane Sandy.
As the people are trying to assess the damage to their communities, I will be sending prayers until I learn what else I can do. I have some ideas for later on, after things settle down a bit. I know that Samaritain's Purse is asking for volunteers; the Red Cross, and other agencies can use our donations and help too.
When Katrina hit, I had the idea to make up kids blankets and kits for pre-schools and childcare centers to help them get back up and running. Even if the kits are small, I figure that they would know that we are thinking of them. Anybody want to help me with that one, or know if others are already doing this?
This storm is going to have effects that will last for months, which will spread far away from the East Coast. It makes me want to go and buy a bunch of food before the prices rise even more. Still, even for those people who were prepared for a disaster, how can you argue with a 32' wall of water, or your house catching fire in the middle of a huge flood? Not to mention the raw sewage leaks and lack of electricity. I guess that we can just do the best that we can, and help others with their needs.
Sending out hugs and love to all ... I don't know what else to say, except that I care.
~ Kathy M.
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