Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Helping Hand & Disaster Pics

Today I decided I had to do something to help my fellow citizens in Washington. As you probably have heard, there were massive rainstorms over the weekend which resulted in incredible flooding. I haven't been able to watch the news these past few days without tearing up (wuss!).

The Salvation Army has a drop station and they are accepting donations of many kinds. I don't have much in the way of cash to donate, but as I looked around my house I noticed a ton of things I can part with. Everything from toilet paper to extension cords and of course I have no shortage of kid's clothes!

It feels good to participate and feel like I am helping someone else out, even in just a small way. It's nice to not feel so helpless, and it's funny how much you can get a sense of community from helping out.

I'm definitely not much of a "joiner", but my conscience gets the better of me at times like this and yells at me to get off my sorry butt and just do SOMETHING...

1 comment:

Nancy said...

These pictures are amazing. We've listened to the news but I guess I didn't realize the flooding was so deep. I thought maybe four or five inches. Yea for you to get out and help your community!