Here’s one way.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador last week, and authorities there say it will take “years” to recover — even while the country is rocked by more quakes.
Go here. Aida Mansoor, of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford (probably better known as the Berlin Mosque) has set it up so it’s easy-peasy.
This fundraiser (set for tomorrow) supports an awesome program, where people build furniture made from abandoned pallets. They’re sturdy and pretty at the same time, that furniture.
Check out this Christian Science Monitor story about Ricky Jackson, a Cleveland man who was unjustly imprisoned for 39 years — 39 years — and recently was released to a brand new life.
If you’re flagging on your ability to come up with a good deed to do each day for the season of Lent, here are some suggestions.
Stephanie sent me this, from Facebook, with this explanation:
Hundreds of hats and scarves have been spotted in cities that are experiencing freezing temps this winter. The message attached to one scarf says: “I am not lost! If you are stuck out in the cold, please take this to keep warm!” Who thinks we should start something like this across VA, WV and NC?! You’re loved, Michael and Erica
Funny thing is, I just did this at my local Stop & Shop. I had a really nice coat that I never wore, a warm black coat that has been hanging in my closet for three seasons. I couldn’t find one of those clothes bins where you can donate, and I carried it around in my car for a week or so until I decided to leave it at my local grocery store with a note that it needed a good time. As luck would have it, I left it in the morning, and then had to make a trip back to the store later that day. The coat was gone. Maybe someone just put it in the trash, but I hope someone gave it a good time.
I love this idea.
New socks would work, too.
Hands On Hartford, Journey Home, and Center Church of Hartford are looking to open a pop-up store on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the capital city to distribute goods that help keep our neighbors warm.
But they’re going to need your help.
Think you may be able to contribute? Contact Sarah Simonelli at
email@example.com or at 860-808-0336.
(Oddly, I’ve had this beautiful long black coat I’ve been carting around in my car for a while now, waiting to stumble across a place to donate it. It’s very fancy, but I’ve worn it precisely twice, both times to funerals. Maybe if I give it away, I won’t have to go to any more funerals. I bet I can add some new socks to that and make a donation, myself.)