Tornadoes

The utter destruction and loss of lives from humongous tornadoes over the past weeks have been overwhelming with only grief, disbelief, and total compassion left behind. Compounding this heartache felt by all is the knowledge that there is no capturable enemy and, therefore, no revenge or justice to be had.

Those of us who have been spared should help by donating money and/or basic goods, by volunteering as much as possible, or by taking in survivors who have no one or no place to go. Prayers alone are not enough. http://www.redcross.org/  http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf  and http://feedingamerica.org/ .

Also, instead of planning for a garage sale, ask Red Cross and Salvation Army about donating clothing, household goods, and furnishings. Perhaps volunteers are needed to drive relief items or perhaps these relief agencies know of private groups who have already organized such trips to storage facilities in devastated areas. Of course, rebulding cannot begin until the rubble has been cleared, but it would be so uplifting to have warehouses full of items for temporary housing.

However, nothing will make everything all right.

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About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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