You need to read this story because it embodies the challenges we face, and how we each can respond. This is definitely a story that needs to be shared with as many people as possible, not because of the tragedy, but because of the American spirit embodied in this story – We help one another, we step up in times of trouble, and when we’re hit and knocked down, we get back up and keep going – just like the Shaffers in Braithwaite Louisiana.
After Hurricane Isaac, the Shaffer family set up the Team Braithwaite Foundation to help families impacted by Hurricane Isaac. They’ve given clothes away, and received a number of donations from those who were not hit as hard by the storm.
But another storm hit this weekend when thieves stole nearly $15,000 worth of supplies meant for victims of the storm. Continue reading →
Over the past year, we’ve been inundated with story after story of Billion Dollar Natural Disasters. We have come to hear about these events on our smartphones, tablets, laptops, Twitter, Facebook, and broadcast news reports. But when it comes down to it, when it happens in another community, it sounds bad, but it’s really just hard to understand how significant of an impact it really is. On the flip side of the coin, when it happens to you and your town, or even more locally – to your family, most people would end up being overwhelmed with the situation, not knowing how to respond. Let’s look at other areas in life – what about the loss of a family member – a parent, a sibling, a child? How many people have lost jobs in the past year? Have you been affected, or has this happened as well to your family or friends? Do you know someone who seemed to have the world in front of them and then in an instant, it was all turned upside down? Continue reading →