Hurricane Sandy – The second storm of the century in only two years is finally gone. The storm labeled as Frankenstorm has left unbearable paths of destruction to view on the network and cable news. Hurricane Sandy has ruined countless people’s lives on the East Coast, with many areas of New Jersey and New York looking like the end of the world. As I view the aftermath news footage, I cannot envision such a nightmare being inflicted upon my family. However, this has all been a stern reminder, to me, that mother nature doesn’t choose favorites.
The sadness I feel for the people who have been affected by this evil storm has prompted me to shout-out and applaud the charitable organizations that are currently helping with this unimaginable aftermath. People have died and too many people have lost their homes and jobs, as a result from this super storm. This is a time to reach into your heart and donate whatever you can to the charities I’ve listed below. Every act of kindness right now matters for the people directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, even if it’s only a dollar donation.
My family and I were extremely blessed to have not lost power like our neighbors have; (last year’s Hurricane Irene and the follow-up ice storm were different stories for us). As I drove around my area of Eastern Pennsylvania, I couldn’t believe the unbelievable lines of people waiting for ice, coffee and pizza at the very few establishments that were open. Just around the corner from our house are a Dunkin’ Donuts and Pizza Hut and both were (as of yesterday) the only stops for such comforts as food and hot drink in this (immediate) area.
Many charities will accept clothing and non-perishable food too. Don’t forget our animal friends as well! Pet food always makes for an alternative way to donate. There are many, many charitable organizations out there that I have not listed. Local food banks and shelters can always benefit from your donation(s). Please make sure that any charity that solicits you by phone or door is reputable! Too often during times of disaster, immoral people are out there to scam the innocent; so be certain the personal check you hand over to someone is truly looking out for the cause.
Please remember, Hurricane Sandy was an international storm as well, leaving a path of sorrow and devastation to the country of Haiti.
American Red Cross:
The Salvation Army USA:
facebook: The Salvation Army USA
LONG LIVE THE EAST COAST.
GOD BLESS AMERICA.