Being thankful in tough times

The past few weeks has seen a major hurricane hit the Phillipines, and yesterday, storms and tornadoes tore through a large portion of the midwest, leaving hundreds homeless. Next week as most of America’s families gather for Thanksgiving, the occasion calling us to consider what we have to be thankful for, there will also be an occasion to offer help as another way to express thanksgiving.

Here’s just one of the lists of highly rated relief organizations with links to those.

Another effort involves multiple ways to “give back” , a helping alternative to the “Black Friday” Cyber Monday” retail blitzes offered by so many stores across the nation. #GivingTuesday is it’s name and info can be found here

One not found on the list of relief agencies that has been very highly rated and effective in terms of donation usage is UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).