I've spent a lot of the morning trying to interact with folks on several of the social networks. What I really find disturbing is the number of people who are bashing the celebrities, etc. for trying to drum up support for Japan as well as a number of other charities around the world.
The biggest thing that shook me was the people that were saying things like... "stop sending your money to other countries, we have people that are starving and homeless right here in the U.S."
While it is true that our economy has taken a blow, and we do have people that are hungry and homeless, we also have a lot of programs out there to help these people. We have homeless shelters, food banks, churches, WIC, Food Stamps, Section 8, HUD, Medicare, the list goes on.
What we have to keep in mind is that a lot of countries, especially the third world countries, have none of this. That's why it is so important to help when you can. We need to help out in Haiti, we need to help out in Africa, and yes we need to help out in Japan.
I was here for Hurricane Katrina, I know what the devastation looked like. I also know the help that a lot of those people got and are still getting. No, we were not prepared for such a disaster and it did take time for groups to come together and get the ball rolling. That just proves that we do need to help the people of Japan. We have been there, we have learned from our mistakes, we know to some extent what they are going through.
Open your hearts and your minds. See the world in a bigger picture.
If you want to help out please text REDCROSS to the number 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also go to there website and choose how much you wish to donate and where you want the money to go. American Red Cross
This was not my normal random chatter Blog, I know. I just felt like I needed to say something.
Thanks so much for your support!!!