If every household (not even individual) donated $100 to the red cross, think about how many supplies, how much food and water, how many blankets and socks will be able to be provided to those who are living through such devastation right now.
For those of us in warm homes, who are able to go to work (or being paid to work from home) and receive a paycheck – $100 is nothing to us. Its one dinner out that we would be skipping out on in our very fortunate lives. It’s the bar tab while we watch the Marathon that we are now no longer going to spend. $100 is the least we do can do to “sacrifice” in our own lives.
Below is a link to today’s New York Times posting “Surveying the Damage Along the Jersey Shore“. It’s a look comparing the before and after pictures of the Jersey shore. As we all know, the Rockaways and Staten Island are also severely damaged in Hurricane Sandy. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/01/nyregion/surveying-the-damage-along-the-new-jersey-shore.html?smid=fb-share
Yesterday, Jayson and I bought food, diapers, blankets, towels among some other things and dropped them off at a donation location here in BK. For supplies needed and places to drop off or locations to check in on the elderly, you can check out this FB page for Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
I hope you join me in really giving back to the greatest city that we all love. Thank you for your support.