Sitting in my warm, dry home in Cincinnati, it’s easy to forget that families on the East Coast still suffer from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
We can do something about that.
A sign. A flyer. And the donations start flowing in.
Kids and families from my boys’ school send in things listed as essential by the Red Cross, then add a package of disposable diapers, some laundry detergent, a case of Olay. (We are in Proctor town.)
I think people want an outlet to contribute. Sending soap to school in their child’s backpack is an easy way to help and to teach kids that there’s a larger community outside of our town walls that needs our help.
I drop the items to a local charity with trucks heading east. The items will be in hands by noon tomorrow.
It’s a small, small effort for a much larger problem but it beats watching the news every night and feeling helpless.