A few short days ago, devastating rains hit South Carolina. We are talking about record breaking rain fall which led to roads collapsing, dams breaking, and homes covered in water. For some, it’s been nearly impossible to save anything. Thousands lost not only power and water but their precious belongings. This time it’s really hit close to home for me. One of the locations that were among the worst hit is only 1 hr and 15 minutes away from me. It’s where we have many friends and even where we spend many weekends watching my son play soccer.
I knew I wanted to do something to help which is why I was thrilled to learn my good friend Elizabeth Norton already had a plan of action. Elizabeth and her family live in New Jersey and watched as friends and family faced Hurricane Sandy just a couple of years ago. She created Activation ReACT to provide ways for people of all ages to lend a helping hand during environmental disasters within the United States. Elizabeth says “We assist individuals young and old to be proactive in their own neighborhoods. Rather than feeling helpless and distant in times of need, they can use their talents as a source of creative fundraising for victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters.”
Next Wednesday, Elizabeth and her husband along with their children will make the journey from New Jersey to South Carolina to do their part in giving back and helping those in need in the Carolinas.
And while my home was not affected by these floods in South Carolina, I can’t explain how grateful I am for The Nortons and their efforts. Talk about taking your experiences and using them for GOOD.
From now until next Wednesday, I will be collecting the following items on behalf of Activation ReACT.
*Water (our last resource said approximately 40,000 were without water in Columbia)
*Batteries (AAA and D)
and finally Cards of Encouragement. Send a greeting card full of your words of support for those now facing what’s to come in the next few days, weeks, and months.
I will be attending Type-A Conference in Atlanta tomorrow thru Sunday and will collect donations there. I will pick up donations local to Charlotte, NC between Monday and Wednesday of next week. We even have some companies placing bins in their offices so that employees can bring in donations. Every little bit helps.
On Thursday, October 15th, the ReACT team and I will head to Columbia to distribute these items to a local shelter.
To arrange pick up or delivery (you don’t have to be local…AMAZON DELIVERS)
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now…where are my SUPER HEROES?