Blogging seems so insignificant when there is a state of emergency in our nation right now. Our thoughts are with all of the families who were in the path of the category EF4 tornado that touched down in Oklahoma. They’ve lost their homes, their cars, their way of life, and in many cases, their loved ones. Sometimes these situations can make us feel helpless but there are steps you can take to help those who really need it.
Watch your local news or visit their websites for ideas on how you can contribute in your area. Many times local charities will offer to collect goods to bring to those in need.
You can also donate money directly to the American Red Cross online or from your mobile phone. You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 for tornado victims, text STORM to 80888 for the Salvation Army or FOOD to 32333 for a Regional Food Bank.
At the very least, make sure you have an emergency plan in your own home. Depending on where you live in the country, you should have a plan for local weather disasters: tornados, floods, fires, mudslides, etc. Talk to your loved ones, secure a safe location to meet and have an emergency bag packed and at the ready. The Red Cross also offers online information on how to get prepared for any type of situation.
Do what you can to help others, get prepared in your own home and be safe everyone.