Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I've been around since about the beginning. I've never posted before, but I sometimes comment and I always read.
I'm a proffie at a large public college in New Jersey. Thankfully my town was spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, and our power was only off for about 18 hours.
Now, in response to many friends and colleagues around the country, I'm letting everyone know how great I think the Red Cross is. (I know RYS and CM have a history of donating money to the organization).
If you want to help the folks on the eastern seaboard who need help, I believe the best and fastest way to do it is through the Red Cross.
You can send money by going to this site.
Or you can Text REDCROSS to 90999 on your mobile phone. That automatically will add $10 to your mobile bill.
I feel unbelievably fortunate that nobody in my circle of colleagues or family were hurt. Some of them were evacuated. Some have moved in with family and friends (two of my colleagues are in my guest room!). But others were not so fortunate, and the efforts to clean up this state and others is just starting.
Forgive me, because I know everyone has causes they believe in, but I'm grateful the mods have let me share mine.
Yours in (relative) academic misery,
Kimmie of the Kensington Kimmies