Sunday, November 18, 2012
Day 323: Sent Some Belongings To A Family In Need
Although it was nearly a month ago now, the effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt by millions of people on the East Coast. So many families lost everything that they had, and will have to start putting their lives together piece by piece. My friend and former boss, Bryan, posted a few weeks ago about how his mother lost her entire home in the storm. In his post, he said he wasn't bringing up his mother to bring attention to her specific situation, but used her as an example of how, even in the fact of a terrible tragedy, the kindness of others helped so many people. Near the end of the post Bryan issued a "challenge' of sorts. He said if we knew of anyone affected by the storm to do something for them: send a meal, some clothes, etc. He then specifically referenced a couple with 3 young children who lost their home and every possession they had. Even though I didn't know this family, I knew that I wanted to do something to help them out, mostly because of how inspiring Bryan's call to action was. So today, for my random act of kindness, my family and I got some belongings from around our house (clothes, baby stuff, etc.) and sent it to a family in need. There are many other people in the same situation as this family, so if you have anything that you could give, please take some time to do so.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to shed light on something that Bryan is doing in the near future. In September of next year, Bryan will be competing in the Ironman Lake Tahoe to raise money for wounded veterans returning home from overseas. If you get a chance, you can read more about it at his blog here.