Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hitting Close to Home

Funny thing about this blogosphere is how close you feel to people you've never met or even spoken to directly, only via exchanged comments. It might be a community in the virtual sense only, but the emotions you feel when one of the group is suffering are very real.

It appears that Larissa Ione and her family have been severely affected by the damage wrought from Hurricane Katrina. Larissa's home, which was located in Gulfport, MS, right in Katrina's path, has been destroyed, and her family has lost everything.

Add to this the fact that her husband, a member of the US Coast Guard, is on duty rescuing all of those victims who need help rather than wallowing in his own family's loss as most of us would be doing, and my heart goes out to the Iones.

Alison Kent and Stephanie Tyler are managing any donations that people are willing and able to afford in order to help Larissa in any way possible. Both of their blogs specify details as to what kind of donations would be best and where to send them. Please look into your hearts and see what you might be able to offer.

Those of us who have never experienced a true natural disaster can't even imagine what it must be like. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of Katrina.

God bless you.

1 comment:

Steph T. said...

Thanks for the link, Lynn! Larissa is so grateful for all the prayers and support pouring in to help her.