Monday, May 20, 2013

@CriticalJazz / Tragedy In Oklahoma

By now the vast majority of you are aware of the devastation that has rocked Oklahoma due to the unprecedented E-5 tornado outbreak just south of Oklahoma City. The great state of Kansas has suffered significant damage as well. I hope you will join @CriticalJazz is sending out your positive energy and prayers to the people that have been directly impacted by this tragedy.

At last count the death toll was at 51 and climbing. Positive energy and prayer are wondrous things but the reality is these citizens have tangible needs that must be met immediately. Thousands have lost everything. Imagine losing everything you have to an act of God and there was nothing you could do to stop it. The psychological impact of the storms alone is so great that some people never recover.

You can help! Do not think that the Federal Government can simply roll in there with a fistful of checks and problem solved. Please join me in doing what you can no matter how small. One million small donations add up to one massive donation. Challenge the people you work with, your local schools and even your local houses of worship. Contact the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army in your area to find out where your resources can do the most good.

What makes this country the greatest nation on the face of the earth is the willingness and ability to help out a neighbor in need, even those we have never met. The motto of the Commonwealth of Kentucky which is my home state is "United We Stand, Divided We Fall."

Truer words were never spoken. May God bless those rocked by this terrible tragedy and please take the initiative to do what ever you can to help!