For as long as I can remember, I have been both fascinated and terrified by the phenomenon of tornado producing thunderstorms in the United States. Just in the last few days, I’ve seen this activity hit pretty close to where we live and the horrific tornado I’ve been glued to the TV watching coverage of what’s going on in Oklahoma City today. Something about recent events struck a chord within and moved me today. I thought I’d meekly try and share a bit of that.
Disasters aren’t specific to any particular part of our country, or even the world. We’re all subject to disasters seemingly endless of the natural and man-made variety. There’s very little that people can do to avoid these awful things. We’re all powerless to stop it but we can all do something to help in the aftermath.
This isn’t a particularly popular blog out there, but I felt compelled today to try and use my feeble platform. Please join me in finding a disaster relief charity and make any kind of contribution that you can. I did some very basic research into charities to come up with this list below. If you have a charity that you recommend, please leave a comment or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll append it to this list.
There’s a pretty endless supply of ways that you can donate to these charities. We all have excess money, possessions, time, etc. that can be a lifeline for the people affected. Supporting charities that help the victims of these disasters is a way we can all reach out and help our neighbors. Please keep in mind our neighbors are everywhere; our cities, our states, our countries, our continents and our shared planet.