Super quick post here. With the outbreak, we have decided to help a bit. I want it to be a success. If you live in or near this area, I am asking you to come and join our efforts:
I cannot promise anything since we are playing this whole thing by ear, but my wife and I are trying to find someone as a local liaison (church, nonprofit, business, etc) that can help with the local set up of the relief efforts, while we work on our end. Please contact me if you can be this person.
We want to bring a group of people to one of the towns hardest hit… but where we can do the most good. We actually need people to commit to this if they are going to help, because otherwise it will just be our family doing what little we can. This could be a huge effort, or a tiny one. It all depends on the community’s commitment to help others. This group of people will arrive at a local liaison’s location and be sent out with jobs and hopefully the material to do the job with. This being said, I will also need people that are coming to donate stuff. I don’t mean food and clothing, but more like bringing your chainsaws and extra work gloves and safety glasses for the workers. If the local liaison could find a need, then we will bring some other donated items as well.
Also, I still can’t promise this, but I am discussing with someone about making T-Shirts (that I may have to buy) for those helping with the relief efforts. I thought it was a neat little design that I came up with in 5 minutes. I had one idea to give it away to bring in more volunteers, and another idea to sell it, to bring in money for the relief efforts. It will probably be something like this:
Please, share this with everyone you know that may be able to help those hit by the tornados. I want this thing all over the internet so we can help more people.