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Thankful and Grateful…How to give back????

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Sunday night, I was watching “60 Minutes”; the first story was about the Rockaways and Breezy Point, NY. and how the community is trying to put life back together. I was in awe of those citizen’s resilience. Many of themliterally lost everything! Yet they weren’t complaining; they were just dealing with life as it is today. Last week I blogged about living in the day! I am so grateful for what I have and the story inspired me to want to do something for those desperate people. I want to give back!

 

Last week I drove through Staten Island, NY en route to JFK airport for a client. Crossing over the Verrazano Bridge I looked down at the coastline and all I could think of was the devastation. I had left my warm house that morning and now I was driving past in my comfortable warm car and I thought of the odd juxtaposition of so many just minutes away who were suffering; cold , still without power two weeks out from the storm. I also thought of how unlucky this community has been in recent past. They lost over 50 people from 9/11 and then, shortly thereafter, a plane departing JFK crashed into the same exact neighborhood!!!! My life looks pretty good. What can I do to help them?

 

My friends are in a tizzy that Christmas is coming and what are we going to give our children? My children have so much stuff and they need nothing!Thoughts of the holidays made me want to do something for the people of Long Island. I know the Red Cross did a big telethon and locally St. Katherine’s sent up three U-Haul trucks which I would have loved contributing to but, the option wasn’t advertised to the Radnor parents and if it was I missed that memo. So I am interested in how many local families would like to gather and give back?

 

I know my children have old coats and clothing that I would love to donate. Not to mention gathering funds for gift cards. People could use Amex, Visa, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart just to name a few. With Christmas right around the corner why not wrap gifts for the children of Long Island so the parents that have so much on their plates know that there children will have some gifts to open under the tree, or have for Hanukkah and Kwanza.

 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the perfect time to show your gratitude by giving back! The bible is filled with stories of giving back to less fortunate. I know that when my family made casseroles to be handed out to the less fortunate in our region we felt like that was the least we could do! My financial situation prevents me from writing large checks or attending fancy black tie dinners but I can gather old clothing and donate them. How many other Wayne families are in???

 

I am throwing this out there and I look forward to responses if we are going to come together as a community to help the people literally right up the road….

Last night, I was watching “60 Minutes”; the first story was about the Rockaways and Breezy Point, NY. and how the community is trying to put life back together. I was in awe of those citizen’s resilience. Many of themliterally lost everything! Yet they weren’t complaining; they were just dealing with life as it is today. Last week I blogged about living in the day! I am so grateful for what I have and the story inspired me to want to do something for those desperate people. I want to give back!

Last week I drove through Staten Island, NY en route to JFK airport for a client. Crossing over the Verrazano Bridge I looked down at the coastline and all I could think of was the devastation. I had left my warm house that morning and now I was driving past in my comfortable warm car and I thought of the odd juxtaposition of so many just minutes away who were suffering; cold , still without power two weeks out from the storm. I also thought of how unlucky this community has been in recent past. They lost over 50 people from 9/11 and then, shortly thereafter, a plane departing JFK crashed into the same exact neighborhood!!!! My life looks pretty good. What can I do to help them?

My friends are in a tizzy that Christmas is coming and what are we going to give our children? My children have so much stuff and they need nothing!Thoughts of the holidays made me want to do something for the people of Long Island. I know the Red Cross did a big telethon and locally St. Katherine’s sent up three U-Haul trucks which I would have loved contributing to but, the option wasn’t advertised to the Radnor parents and if it was I missed that memo. So I am interested in how many local families would like to gather and give back?

I know my children have old coats and clothing that I would love to donate. Not to mention gathering funds for gift cards. People could use Amex, Visa, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart just to name a few. With Christmas right around the corner why not wrap gifts for the children of Long Island so the parents that have so much on their plates know that there children will have some gifts to open under the tree, or have for Hanukkah and Kwanza.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the perfect time to show your gratitude by giving back! The bible is filled with stories of giving back to less fortunate. I know that when my family made casseroles to be handed out to the less fortunate in our region we felt like that was the least we could do! My financial situation prevents me from writing large checks or attending fancy black tie dinners but I can gather old clothing and donate them. How many other Wayne families are in???

I am throwing this out there and I look forward to responses if we are going to come together as a community to help the people literally right up the road….

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T Penny November 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Admirable sentiments, but so poorly written that it's difficult to get through the entire post. Please edit so that it is clear and succint and hopefully you will rally many people to join your mission.

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