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November 4, 2012

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A simple way to help

Madigan made…  a reminder to help.

How can you help Sandy victims? A reminder to make a donation.

I want to take a break from my usual creative chatter to talk about something else. Most of you know that this past week was a crazy time for people on the east coast of the United States. I live outside Philadelphia and our tri-state area was affected by SuperStorm Sandy. This past Monday into Tuesday was a wicked night as the harsh wind and rain attacked and rattled our home.

Sandy left behind a huge footprint of power outages, toppled trees and other flood damage. Quite a few roads and bridges around us are still closed as clean-up continues in our area. Luckily, my husband and I did not lose power and the only real damage our house experienced was the loss of some shingles (pictured above). We are still counting our blessings.

But as I sit in my warm house, it is hard to hear stories of friends and coworkers that struggled for days without power in the cold. I can’t imagine what went through the minds of those who lost power, who had trees crush into their homes or who had their homes flood. And while our area did experience some damage, a sick lump rises in my throat whenever I turn on the TV. The images of the massive destruction that occurred in the New Jersey and New York shore communities makes my heart ache. Those areas should be associated with happy thoughts of sunshine, salt water taffy and boardwalk rides, not visions of flooding and devastation. So many people are in need in the wake of Sandy.

I want to help. And I hope you do, too.

There are many ways you can help and volunteer for the victims of Sandy, but one of the simplest ways is to give a donation. My husband and I are making a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Please click here if you wanted to do the same.