Sandy made a big mess. Not in our yard, or our neighborhood, but in neighborhoods nearby. We want to help as much as we can, but we’re finding that it’s a little challenging with everything else we have going on. It would be nice to just drop everything and spend our days gutting basements in Far Rockaway or sweeping up debris in Staten Island, but we just can’t.
But, thankfully, removing sheetrockand carpets is not the only way to help. There are still people without houses, kitchens, electricity. They still need to eat. They’d still like a hot meal once. So our ward has been gathering trays full of beans, veggies, meat, and rice to take to them.
Their houses need to be rebuilt and refurnished. Businesses need to be restored and restocked. It’s a huge project and it’s going to take a lot of money. Micah and some of the other designers in our ward are designing posters to sell to benefit hurricane relief efforts. (More on that later.)
I know it’s not a lot. Standing in my kitchen cooking beans or sitting at our computer designing posters seems far removed from the actual suffering and destruction. But it’s something. And we’re doing it. And I’m grateful that we can contribute even a little bit, in some small way, to help people weather this storm.