It's days like today that should remind all of us how important it is to help our fellow neighbors. Whether we know them personally or not, it's critical that we all band together as a country in times of need and support each other. What happened in Boston today was such a tragedy - but for all that we've heard about the bad, we also hear about all the brave people who jumped in immediately to help, and THAT is exactly what is important about days like today. Supporting and helping each other not because we have to, but because in times of tragedy, we all become each other's family.
Today I'm feeling particularly inspired by an interior designer (and good friend) in New York City, Doryn Wallach, who was affected by Hurricane Sandy just like so many people and families living on the east coast. Doryn is busy raising money for the Kase family; a family of four that was forced to stay in their destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy hit, with no means to repair it themselves.
Doryn says: "While interior design used to just be a career path of mine, it has taken on a new meaning after my Hurricane Sandy experience. When your home where you spent wonderful moments with your family and friends – and was once warm and happy and filled with memorabilia – is then ripped down to its skeleton, it's heartbreaking, traumatic and scary. All you want is for it to feel like a home again and to forget how it appears cold and barren. I am just one person, but with your support, we can help the Kase family get their home put back together and feeling like "home" again, so they can continue their selfless efforts to help others around them."
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm completely inspired by this. I urge everyone to click onto the website and donate to the Kase family if you can, through the site Go Get Funding. Also, see more of Doryn's work on her website, www.dorynw.com. This woman is talented (see above), and using her time to do some good in the world. My thoughts go out to everyone affected in Boston today, and everyone that is still being affected by the damage from Huricane Sandy.
Photos from Doryn's website, www.dorynw.com