Thursday, September 01, 2005

Give for Their Children

My mother said her parents always made them donate to the American Red Cross. She made us do it, too.

During the Civil War, her grandfather, a Confederate soldier, was trapped in a wrecked train. After a couple of days, the Red Cross showed up, found him, and freed him. Had they not been there, he'd have died, and I wouldn't be blogging tonight.

By coincidence, my mother and her family are from Louisiana. I donated (through Amazon) today.

With the money, the Red Cross will save people whose great-grandchildren will be doing something, 150 years from now, that we can't even imagine. But there will still be disasters. And there will still be a Red Cross.

Give if you can.

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