Tuesday, May 24, 2011


The scenes coming from Joplin, Missouri and other leveled small towns in the tornadoes' paths are overwhelming. The destruction is almost biblical.

A record number of lives are lost, families are shattered, whole communities obliterated from the map, acres of farmland lie in ruin, but the people are rallying to their neighbors' needs. We see it along the Mississippi, in Oklahoma, in Texas.

But they need tools. They need cash.

In April, at the Worldwide Semi-annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, several Church leaders spoke of the increase in natural disasters and suffering going on around the world, and they counseled us to be more generous and giving in the coming months. Here is a need, and an opportunity.

So will you donate the cost or value of a single book to the Red Cross, LDS Humanitarian Fund, or another reputable humanitarian fund this week? If all the readers and writers pitched in just the cost of one book, we could substantially increase these organizations' ability to help those in need.

Feel free to repost and spread the call. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Great Idea Laurie and such a simple thing to do - By small & simple things . . .