Today, we all are either watching the news about Hurricane Sandy’s landing in the mid-Atlantic or are living in that devastation. We at CheckedTwice have a lot of family in the area that are safe and we pray your family’s are safe as well. It’s amazing how quickly our lives can be interrupted or even irrevocably changed. We thought it fitting that for this Charity Tuesday, we showcase a charity that operates in those quickly changing times: the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.
If you’re reading this today, please consider going to their site, and making your own donation to the American Red Cross to help them get the east coast back to its normal loveable state.
If you’re looking for ideas down the road, a donation to the American Red Cross, the IFRC, or another specific red cross society can make a great gift, particularly if you can make it meaningful to the recipient.
Does the recipient have a connection to a particular area or country around the world? Make a donation to the specific agency on their behalf. Or if the recipient has lived through such a disaster, local organizations could also make for a very meaningful. You can find the recipient’s local organization, and donate directly to them.
In the meantime, stay safe everyone!