Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ways To Help Victims of Boston Bombing

Just a brief post to remind you that if you Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by the bombing in Boston, as well as disaster relief on a larger scale.

Please consider making a donation today.

Here is a list of local Boston organizations and ways they are helping.

A little assistance on how to pray when you want to scream instead.




  1. Thanks for such a helpful post and gentle reminder to people that helping out is pretty easy. I live just under in an hour of Boston and will actually be there at a Red Sox game Friday night. I'll wear my Boston Red Sox hat with even more pride than I ever have!

  2. British are still to be admired for their behavior during WWII. Carry on, live, thrive. Pray? Of course.

    XO T

  3. Thank you for this. We all need to do our part, whatever it might be. Thanks Andie!

  4. Andie, both your recent posts are a reflection of the kind, caring individual you are. Thanks for sharing the stories and the resources.

  5. Andie - read this article re. the Red Cross and their delivery to those in need during Superstorm Sandy. I'm not saying don't give to Red Cross but I am saying make wise choices and decisions.

    Another option is the Salvation Army as well as local churches who reach out to those in their community and don't have to go through red tape.


  6. Thanks Andie ... we can all help in some way. Good now to know the Red Cross number ... such a tragedy and so terribly sad.
    stay safe

  7. Speaking of Red Cross the New England area is very low on blood so consider donating it's greatly needed after Monday. PLease donate where ever you live!


  8. I can't help but think of the father whose wife and two children came to watch him cross the finish line in that race. His little son -- eight years old was killed outright, his daughter will have to live the rest of her life as an amputee, and his wife has suffered brain damage.

    It may be ungodly to say it, but of all the members of that tragically damaged family the eight-year-old boy may be the luckiest. He won't have to experience the pain of a permanently blighted existence

    Is there any type of adequate help that could be offered to the survivors?

    And punishing the perpetrator would be no help at all. Punishment only satisfies the lust for vengeance. Aren't we supposed to leave that up to God?

    Prayer is the only answer, but we need to mourn. This can't be dismissed as "just one of those things" and forgotten. Neither should it make us bitter enough to give up on life.

    Andie, you have taken a sensible, pragmatic approach towards achieving saintliness. God bless you for being as practical and kindhearted as you are imaginative, creative, energetic and wildly romantic.

    All we can do is what we can do, and we must do it, even if it doesn't solve anything.

  9. Que triste acontecimento. Temos que ajudar nosso próximo. Ser solidário e ter compaixão é um das principais virtude do homem. Voou rezar por eles e que a paz reine neste país.
    Bjos e que Deus proteja você e sua família.

  10. Your country is in our prayers, sending love from Afrique du Sud- Colette xx

  11. Thx Andie, My son works for the Boston Red Cross and they are getting lots of donors but will need more...xo

  12. Hi, Andie - Thank you for sharing the information with your readers. $10 is the cost of two fancy drinks at a coffee shop.....yet it makes such a difference. I hope we can all help in one way or another.


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