Don't buy us a card! Don't buy us a drink! Don't even wish our Scorpio group a Happy Birthday, or show up -- please just take the moment to donate. Donate as little as 10 dollars, donate the cost exchange of a gift, donate day after day of work, or clothing; like the third of my adorned wardrobe I started with. Wake up and donate, give a little bit before you get to rest at night!
I'm giving - tending bar the day of my birthday; all that I earn is going in the bucket, sent off to the charity organization I've witnessed giving back the most help amidst a community in crisis...
This is too important to me, as I cannot put into words what feelings or experiences I've witnessed out there! Let's get/make it personal, be strong; be brave!!
The NYPD may have said it best- they compared the scene to what Berlin looked like after war!! They continue protecting all of us to literally not get stabbed to death for a gallon of gas, while watching over what people have left of their homes. I've seen The FDNY literally taking out the trash and loading street after street themselves, around daylights' clock, on their days off. The community is cooking for each neighborhood, going door to door with hot meals or sandwiches making sure people all have a bite to eat.
The beauty in helping out- I've made someones day better, perhaps stopped a few tears or kept someone stuck without power, or kept warm at night with a new blanket. And I will continue to help out.
I say what some may not want to hear; because the repetitive media fails to provide such perspective, for example $10 you can donate to red cross- may be to keep up with their advertising and CEO's salary - but do we truly see the actual donation efforts? I saw but one red cross 'hand-towel-sized-blanket' go out, no food, and the churches are assisting to provide shelter. All said fails to inform there's over 200 bodies that have washed up in Staten Island.
In essence, what to do about the amount of homeless people trying to scramble each night for a place to sleep before sun sets, while their children are 'being troopers'...
All the while, The Friends of Firefighters, Inc. are sending people to each and every home, making lists of their needs and delivering the next day!
So, long story long: please HELP!?!
Stop by or send something we can check off the devastating list of needs, PLEASE!?!! It's not going to be over for all these folks for a long time to come....
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