beckxy As I reflect upon the loving people in my life that I am thankful for, I come to realize that not everyone has that same luxury. Whether their homeless, elder and alone, or simply not in a good frame of mind, many people suffer through the same holidays that we most often get to cherish. Thanks to the golden heart of my mom, I was taught and blessed with her values of giving back. For starters, She got me involved, in my teens, with the Red Cross Berks County Chapter Youth Group. There, I served on the once Meals on Wheels program, Pet Therapy, and Red Cross Clowns program. Yep, We dressed up as clowns and visited the retirement homes and special mall events to bring smiles to faces. I served as a volunteer on the special Olympics committee which was fun. And to show my age, I packed care packages which consists of little soaps, toothbrushes, shampoo and a small toy for the kids for relief of the Ethiopian famine, also known as Live Aid, back in the mid 80's. The Red Cross is a
beckxy huge, well-known organization with Chapters all over the country. The organizations founded back in the late 1800s by a lady named Clara Barton. The history is interesting. She risked her life by nursing wounded soldiers in war stricken areas on the front lines. The Red Cross is mostly known for their disaster relief efforts. They are the people who help displaced fire victims, as well as aid in catastrophic events. In recent, our chapter aided the State Police in Monroe County where they were hunting for that crazy cop killer by serving up hot meals to all that were involved with the search. They also aided people during the Hurricane Sandy event awhile back. The chapter is, currently, doing an event that consist of making up baskets with non-perishable food items and toiletries to give out to our homeless veterans for the upcoming holiday season. With a few of my family members so far we have three boxes of goodies. Check out your local chapters to see how you can help out.
swhittle13 Our family gives to a local charity here in Cincinnati. It's called City Gospel Mission we have in the past volunteered there and give money during the holiday season. They are wonderful people who have a true heart for the needy. They feed so many people not just during the holiday but all through the year. Those who need it know they can go there for a hot meal. My husband had a stroke in 2011 and hasn't been able to work so we have not been able to give them as much as we would like. It would be wonderful if they could get some help as I know they really need the extra food this year.
Ajay Love arts & literature but getting back to schoolwork is tough for an old lady!!! YES I called myself old i will be 43 November 22nd! All gifts, encouragement, anything as far as school and b'day are greatly appreciated! Not a beggar just a hair stressed is all!
queenieogkw Bob....what an amazing song "Jesus & Bocephus"! We can't wait to hear the rest of the album. This song will definitely be a major hit. See you on the boat Mother Fucker in March! Jeff and I can't fucking wait! xoxoxo Love ya