The Positive Power of the Internet

We can all do a little bit to help out…

I saw this post over at Tiffany’s blog.  I’ve been lucky enough to never face a disaster of my own, but lots of people here in town got ruined last year during the flash flood – and Dys can still tell stories about canned water from the great Midwestern floods of 1993.  We know people who got cleaned out in the Cedar Rapids flooding in 2008.  I won’t even start on my old net-buddy Rik’s stories from Hurricane Katrina.

This is a group of people coming together to help a colleague.  I think my colleagues would help me out in such a situation…but what can a small group of people do?

Not as much as a large group of people, that’s for sure.  And so, in the hopes of spreading the love thinner but wider…I repost a call for help.

[Tiff’s friend] Stephanie writes:

“To all my friends, coworkers, and fellow M-TEC graduates: QMedET folks, you’ll be getting an email too, but please pass the word to everyone you know that might be willing to help. We have an MT, a member of our very special team of phenomenal people, who is in dire need. She and her children have basically lost everything and are starting over, and there is a child who has multiple medical problems that will require a lifetime of very expensive specialists and medical care.

I know that so many are striving hard to make their own ends meet, but the power of the internet is that we have the power to reach so many folks who care, which can make $2 turn into $200 overnight. They are literally down to the clothes on their back and a vehicle. School is starting, birthdays are coming, children deserve a normal life with books, games, and toys; these children’s mother had to spend part of her last $50 on underwear and toothbrushes.

Please understand that this is a special outreach and not an obligation; no one will be thought of badly if they cannot contribute. Even a reposting on Facebook, a blog, Twitter, MySpace, e-mail, etc., is a contribution. Please consider a small gift to this very worthy and special family. Thank you!”

Follow this link to donate via PayPal.

Thanks for listening, and for those who do what they can – may the Great Tao reward you!


One Response

  1. I updated the link on my blog in case the original one doesn’t work for some folks.

    Awesome deal.

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