"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What to do...

when a catastrophic event happens?

If you cannot send money, items, or help, you can pray. The people in Joplin, as well as all of those that have been impacted by the tornadoes this year, need prayer. They need to know that we are praying for them. They need to know that we are thinking of them and that we have them in our thoughts often.

What to do...in preparations for a disaster if it hits your region?

Have a family member or friend outside of the region as your point of contact. In times such as these, communication is difficult, as well as locating anyone or anything in the impacted area is nearly impossible, as the disaster is of such a magnitude. If you can break free and call this outside contact, they can compile all the information and orchestrate a regathering or reconnection for those of you in the disaster region.

Remember that everyone else in the region is experiencing the same thing. Hugs, words of comfort and tears are fine. Any preps such as food storage, emergency candles etc, would be long gone...so prep skills must include where in your region would an emergency shelter be? Another one is to have a basic understanding of your area if everything was leveled. Could you find your way around?

Make sure you are aware of the dangers in a crisis such as a tornado. Glass, debris and so much more are everywhere. People will be shell-shocked, or even opportunists.

What to do...today?

Donate locally. Larger organizations are taking collections to head to tornado hit regions. Give items that you would like if you lost everything. Clothing, bedding, blankets, toiletries, infant needs are extremely important...If nothing else, donate in your community to a shelter, food pantry or church. Every day in every state people are experiencing their very own catastrophic event. It may not be as obvious as a tornado, but they have lost everything and need a helping hand, a bit of compassion and hope. We all can do that~today.


Mrs. Mobunny said...

I had an internet *friend* lose her apartment and everything in it about a month ago. All they saved were lives and the clothes on their backs. I have a box that I'm fixing up for her. I'm putting things in it and when it's filled up, I will send it to her! I can't imagine losing everything I own......and of course.........my loved ones in a storm or fire.

Humble wife said...

Mrs. Mobunny- I have adopted this idea, and I am going around my house with a goal to fill a box!

I cannot imagine loosing everything either, and it is almost hard to comprehend.