I firmly believe that in troubled times, Americans from all over the country will help those in need, both at home and abroad. The victims of Hurricane Sandy are in need of our help and once again, Americans will respond.
Not everyone who needs help should have been a victim. Unlike an earthquake, tornado or tsunami, the residents of coastal areas had days of warning that Sandy was coming and had more than enough time to evacuate. It is hard for me to sympathize with Americans who fail to take care of themselves and their families in the face of a serious threat when so much time was available to act and the means of securing safety were so exceedingly simple. Too many Americans rely on God or the Government or both for protection and rescue. How does that saying go? “God helps those who help themselves?”
Be that as it may, not all Americans ignored the warnings and even those that did should still be helped. Those Americans in a position to provide aid should do so. In doing so myself I discovered that iTunes is now accepting donations for the Red Cross which I discovered on my iPad a few days ago. I am aware of all of the bad press the Red Cross is getting related to their disaster response for Hurricane Sandy, so I urge you to read the latest update from the Red Cross website (found here), which I found impressive, and then visit iTunes and donate whatever you can.
You can also donate by calling 1-800 REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Click the image below for the Red Cross website donation page.