We get so focused in our busy lives that we forget bad stuff just happens. Well, it happened in Oklahoma. The Good News: The American Red Cross is there, sending you, us, we the people, rushing from across the country into less than ideal situations to help other people. No tax payer money pays for plane fares, food, water and places to sleep for these volunteers. Read their stories.
And don’t forget your local chapters. In my area when a smaller disaster hits, say a house fire in the middle of the night, my local Red Cross DAT (Disaster Action Team) members are among the first responders too. If you have no where to go, can’t reach friends or family at 3 a.m., ’cause wouldn’t you know it, this is the one night they turned off the cell phone or their battery died, or you rushed out of the fiery, smokey house so fast you left your phone behind and who remembers phone numbers any more!? Whatever the circumstance, your local American Red Cross chapter is there to help you, for free, except of course, it’s not. They need money too. Find your local chapter and support.