Sunday, May 26, 2013

What if Disaster Came to Visit?

I was going about my complicated life thinking complicated thoughts when the
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Moore, Oklahoma tornado hit. In an instant, my life seemed much less  complicated. How about you?

I cannot wrap my head around recreating life from rubble that looks like a box of spilled matchsticks.

My community of bloggers and I began to wonder what we could do and how. My friend, Tabitha, suggested a campaign to highlight the work of Samaritan’s Purse which quickly moved into the area to assist in recovery.

Samaritan’s Purse is the parent organization for Operation Christmas Child. Many of you have probably packed shoe boxes at Christmas bound for children overseas.

I enjoyed three wonderful years working with OCC training volunteers who were preparing the boxes for overseas shipping. Knowing the organization like I do, I quickly signed on for the suggested campaign. 

The news cycle is shifting. The recovery has only begun. I wonder how quickly I'd feel forgotten after the satellite trucks move on to the next big story.

Today, my blogging community and I would like to invite you to reach out and touch Oklahoma from where ever you are. Every dollar contributed goes to the two organizations linked below. You choose your recipient organization.
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Inspired to Help

The devastation in the United State's Midwest region breaks our hearts, and the Inspired Bloggers Network desires to use our influence and the power of our blogs to make a difference.

How Can We Help?

Volunteer One of the charities we are choosing to feature, Samaritan's Purse, is currently enlisting volunteers. So, if you are close to the areas affected, please visit the Samaritan's Purse website to see how you can serve those in need. (Click here to see an on the ground report.)
“Our prayers are with all of those who are suffering because of this massive storm. We are going to stand by them and do everything we can to help them recover physically, emotionally and spiritually.” - Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham
Volunteers are already in action and more help is needed. Please consider donating your time to Samaritan's Purse and if you are not available to serve physically, keep those who are working in your prayers. Contribute If you are Inspired to Help, please make a donation to either Samaritan's Purse or the American Red Cross to support their relief efforts in Texas and Oklahoma and help us track our impact by marking the amount you donated in the form below. If you would like, you can let us know you joined our effort by commenting on one of our blogs listed below.
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The following bloggers are all participating in the Inspired to Help campaign by posting a call to give on their blogs on Memorial Day... Monday, May 27th.
Please visit one or all of these blogs for their personal thoughts on the Inspired to Help campaign.

What is the Inspired Bloggers Network?

The Inspired Bloggers Network is a group of over 250 women bloggers of various niches, backgrounds, and experiences but all are united as they seek to support and encourage one another while growing their blogs in order to impact the world in a positive way.

How to join the InspiredBN

To join the Inspired Bloggers Network, you must be 1) female and 2) a blogger. Ask to join our Facebook group HERE. For questions or media inquiries, please contact Tabitha.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for helping to spread the word about our efforts in Oklahoma. How wonderful that you worked with Operation Christmas Child as well. If you need any more information you can email us at