My 15-month-old niece is visiting this week, and she’s currently a big fan of wearing adult clothes over her cute little girl dresses and rompers. Once Lily had on a Red Cross t-shirt, Will and Hallie wanted to wear Red Cross t-shirts as well, and before we knew it a Red Cross Fashion Show was unfolding throughout the house.
I can’t be there, and the only peace I find is that which comes from knowing that the best of the best – Red Cross disaster volunteers – are there in my place.
I chose to write on this topic today because if I needed a reminder, perhaps others out there need a reminder as well. A reminder to be compassionate and generous – in whatever way is most comfortable and appropriate for you – when the images and stories on the news are about people you’ve never met and places you’ve never lived.
If you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t followed through – at least not 100% – on your New Year’s Resolutions.
Take a look at Presidential proclamations for Red Cross Month.
Technology is a tool, not an end in itself. Our goal is to help alleviate human suffering and ensure that the country is as prepared as possible to respond to any disaster. We will use technology to do that, but it is not about the technology, it is about the people we serve.”
Disasters from last year in review: by the numbers.
Next up on our list is some kind of Red Cross cupcake…great, now I’m hungry for cupcakes…and perhaps, if I’m feeling really ambitious and patient, a Red Cross knitting project. Check out a few awesome patterns here!
I finally stuck my head into Will’s room – the door of which was open and is four feet from the smoke alarm – and found him SITTING ON HIS BED AND READING A BOOK. WHILE THE SMOKE DETECTOR WAS GOING OFF.
I discovered during my search that Etsy is THE place to find both authentic vintage and beautifully handmade Red Cross gifts and home decor.