“Look for the helpers.” You may have seen this – it’s been all over my social media – and it’s part of this longer quote from Pittsburgher Fred Rogers that I wanted to share:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”
The news has been filled with scary things lately, and I didn’t want to let the week go by without addressing them. Today’s post is going to be short – I just want to let you know about some ways you can be a helper.
There are a number of organizations collecting funds for Puerto Rico – the island was devastated after Hurricane Maria, and so much will be needed to help the people rebuild their lives and replace everything that has been lost. You can donate at:
The Las Vegas shooting is still fresh on everyone’s mind, and the victims are also in need of help, both now and in the coming months. You can help by:
- Donating to this verified GoFundMe
- Giving blood over the coming days and weeks, after the initial fervor has settled
And don’t forget to contact your representatives! Tell them how you want them to vote on gun control, what you want them to do to help Puerto Rico, and anything else you’re passionate about. You can read my post here to learn about using Resistbot to contact your representatives. Don’t underestimate the impact you can have, and don’t forget the importance of being a helper.