This is where I’m going to expand my communications from Twitter to larger posts. I‘ve been tweeting about health, beauty and nutrition, attitude, inspirational quotes and most recently information on Hurricane Sandy.
I’m been wishing I could go to the East Coast and help out with Hurricane Sandy clean up. Instead I’m stuck here on the West Coast so I went and donated some money. We can all send our thoughts, prayers and whatever money we can spare to those who have been affected. Here is the Red Cross site where you can pitch in. I also went to my local chapter of Lymphoma Leukemia and registered to volunteer as this is a cause I’m passionate about. I would like to help out with event staffing, fund raising and office assistance. I’m looking forward to hearing back so I can jump in and get started! Together we can make a difference!
We could all pitch in more at home and not wait for a disaster to strike. What about our local schools and hospitals? I bet they would love to see more of us helping out. Other areas that need our help are animal shelters, homeless shelters, and food banks. Lets make the holidays a joyful time for all!
In addition to volunteering our time we could all practice daily random acts of kindness. For example, smile to those waiting in lines with you, complimenting others, pay the bridge toll for the car behind you, send a snail mail card to a family member or friend, help out a lonely elder, read a story to a child, or offer a meal to someone. Be creative and let me know what ideas you come up with.
Here are some links to organizations that need your help:
- Be the Match, National Bone Marrow Donor Program
- Leukemia Society, SF
- Red Cross
- San Francisco and Marin Food Bank
- Save the Bay
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