Hurricane Sandy should remind us all of the power and strength of non-profits

As many of you probably are, I’m glued to my television watching Hurricane Sandy devastate the eastern seaboard. My heart goes out to the millions of people who are affected by this weather event.

Watching natural disasters like this one always reminds me that it isn’t just heroic public employees (e.g.  police, fire fighters, and EMTs) who swing into action to help people and respond to challenges. Of course, you see non-profit organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army mobilizing. However, there are so many more organizations that act:

  • Non-profit hospitals
  • Homeless shelters
  • Food pantries
  • blood banks
  • senior centers
  • childcare facilities

I’m also reminded during natural disasters that the response isn’t just from local non-profit organizations. Click here to see news coverage from KCTV about Kansas City non-profit agencies who are gearing up to respond to Hurricane Sandy.

So, let me keep today’s post short and sweet . . .

  • If you are a religious person, please say a little prayer for your fellow Americans who are currently impacted by this massive storm and include in your prayers those non-profit employees who are out there helping.
  • If you aren’t religious, please keep those impacted and our non-profit brothers and sisters in your thoughts throughout the days ahead.

If you wish to make a financial contribution to help with relief efforts, please click the graphic below and it will take you to a Red Cross donation page.

Here’s to your health!

Erik Anderson
Founder & President, The Healthy Non-Profit LLC!/eanderson847


About DonorDreams

Erik got his start working in the non-profit field immediately upon graduation with his masters degree in 1994. His non-profit management and fundraising experience numbers nearly 20 years. His teachable point of view around resource development is influenced by the work of Penelope Burk and those professionals subscribing to a "donor centered" paradigm. Donors have dreams and it is our responsibility to be dream-makers because donors are not ATMs.

Posted on October 30, 2012, in Fundraising, nonprofit and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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