Donating Items to Hurricane Sandy Victims #Sandy
The devastation of Hurricane Sandy is unspeakable.
What breaks my heart is seeing families who have lost everything.
If you live on the east coast and were in the zone of Hurricane Sandy, you knew that something ugly was coming, but nobody believed the true devastation it would leave. Living in Rhode Island and only being a few hours from areas that were hit the hardest has been tough because I simply can’t believe this happened.
I see the little kids who lost everything – their homes, their clothing, their books, their toys, their everything. It makes me think of my own sons and it just breaks me.
I’m doing what I can to help out… and I URGE you all to do the same.
Every year my parents gift the kids (me and my siblings and our spouses!) and all the grandkids with tickets to see the Rockettes in NYC. It is OUR Christmas gift, we don’t get anything else. My parents believe in togetherness and family and feel that a gift of being together is the best gift of all. It’s a tradition that we’ve been doing for years and years and years.
Today is our Rockette Day.
But before we head to NYC, I have asked all my siblings and my parents to go through their homes and bring with them to my house items to donate to the Hurricane Sandy victims. I’ve asked them to look for blankets, sweaters, hats, coats, shoes, socks, pants, toys, books… anything that could help a victim get back on their feet, and most importantly, keep them warm right now.
Before we head to NYC for the Rockettes, we’re going to head to a local furniture store called Cardi’s Furniture (they are collecting items today from 7-2PM for the victims and sending trucks up this weekend) and, as a family, drop off our items.
I can’t wait.
We’ve made it a family thing.
Please do what you can right now for these victims… it’s before the holiday season, it’s cold here and there are little kids who lost everything. If you can’t make a money donation, please look around your home and see what’s in good condition to donate. There are centers set up all over the country with people sending trucks to NY and NJ to help aid the victims.