Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are still suffering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Our blog has been quiet during this week and we have not posted a great deal as we’ve been working through our own issues with the storm. However, we have not encountered anything that was not easily solved within a short period of time; it’s quite humbling.
It saddened us to watch the news and see that those in our extended community did not fare as well and we have been thinking all week how we, as a company, can do our part to help those who are in need of what we have in abundance. The answer came when we read on Facebook that members of our local fire department were collecting donations that they would personally deliver to dropoff points in Queens and Staten Island, NY. Our company, along with my family members, quickly decided to take action and contribute to this local effort.
Together, we created 25 personal hygiene bags which were dropped off to the local fire department for delivery tomorrow. What an awesome feeling to think that somewhere someone will be able to brush their teeth and feel clean for the first time in a week or more because of our care package! We truly are proud to be a part of our local community’s relief efforts.
Check out our pictorial below where you can see how we created our donation packages. Several of us worked together to shop, assemble and deliver the packages; with many hands the work was light and the time was short. Our company, family and generous benefactors pooled resources to pay for the products and packaging; a donation was even received from Walmart! Combining all of our efforts eliminated one person/business having to bear the brunt of the expense. We hope the simplicity of how one small act from each of us will inspire you to do the same!
As a small company, we’ve done what we could afford, but we do not want to stop here. We would like to continue our efforts to help those in need, especially our canine and feline friends who also may be without life necessities or displaced and separated from their families; they are tired, hungry and alone – THEY NEED OUR HELP!
“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot
JOIN OUR RELIEF EFFORTS TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR A HUMAN, CANINE OR FELINE FRIEND IN NEED.