Wednesday, May 5, 2010

how to help?

That's the question I'm asking myself right now. The floods have devastated so much and you just keep reading different stories of heroic acts, amazing survivals and then there are the not so lucky ones that just break your heart.

I've spent much of today buying diapers, wipes, formula and gathering up clothes and nonperishable foods to donate tomorrow. It just feels like so little when people need so much.

I'm frustrated that I'm sitting at my desk doing mindless office work when I want to be out there helping. Doing something. Making a difference. But I will do what I can with the resources and time that I have. I'm lucky to have Friday off to volunteer at a flood relief event. If everyone does a little something, it will make a large impact. I have faith in this.

Our city has come together. Volunteerism is strong, people are optimistic overall and are ready to clean up and start over.

I just want to do more. Be more. Help more.



  1. You are good people Bella. All You can do is all you can do!

  2. I'm with you. We do what we can when we can. You're doing good things and I'm glad I know you. It's all so heartbreaking, but at least there is the heartwarming part of it in how we all come together to help one another.

  3. The boys are right. You are doing what you can..Every little bit helps, and if everyone pitches in just a little.. it makes it all that much better. Only good thing about these kinds of disasters, is the good you see in mankind.

  4. Doing what you can is the best thing anyone can do. Even though the task seems overwhelming, if more people think like you, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

  5. I think that what you are doing is a big help!

  6. Every little bit helps, even if it's "just" buying a few items to donate for people in need. I'm sure there are people who will appreciate what you're doing, even anonymously

  7. My heart goes out to everyone in Nashville.... watching the footage, I can't even imagine that what I'm seeing is the same city I just visited last fall. Much love to all of ya'll!