Monday, April 13, 2015

Three Simple Ways to Help Others

You know when you see or hear some tough news?  You might feel helpless to make a difference.  Maybe you live too far away.  Maybe you don't have a lot of spare time.  Here are three practical ways to help that take just a minute to an hour of your time:

1.  Donate blood.  We grew up seeing my mom faithfully give blood every 56 days.  We also saw her as the recipient of blood transfusions as she went through her breast cancer treatments.   It takes about one hour of your time and can truly help those in need.   For more information, check out this link

When my mom could no longer donate due to her diagnosis, the five of us sisters donated in her name to get her to her 50th donation.

2.  Give of your money.  Christie is an amazing writer over at So Here's Us.  She is also going through a really rough year as their daughter Becca has leukemia.  The money raised on this site is being used to pay for someone to clean their home over the next year so that it's just one less thing to worry about.

3.    Check to make sure you are an organ donor here.  My uncle and my best friend's brother are the recipients of organ donations.  It SAVES lives.

Do you have any other advice to offer? 

Have a great week.


1 comment:

  1. We volunteer at the food bank. I need to get over my fear of giving blood. Maybe just need a buddy to come with me and hold my hand.