The Helpers - How to Help in a Chaotic World
We are back, and we've been working on some new content. While we are excited to share it with you over the next weeks, there's something important we need to do first. We want to send a big shout-out to the aid organizations doing hard work across the United States and world. While the globe is always grappling with negative, tragic and sad headlines, it's been an especially tough time with natural disasters and tragedies dominating the news cycle in the US, Caribbean and Mexico. We are grateful that our friends are all safe, but many people need on-going support to make it through these incredibly taxing times. To quote Mr. Rogers, we always "look for the helpers."
Here are some organizations that we love to support. And, these are some useful guidelines from USAID on why donating money is the most effective way to give in the wake of a disaster.
- UNICEF (Mexico)
- United for Puerto Rico (spearheaded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico)
- UNICEF (Puerto Rico)
- UNICEF (Texas - Hurricane Harvey)
- UNICEF (Global Operations: Hurricane Irma impact in the US and Caribbean and flooding in India)
- National Compassion Fund (From the site: "The National Compassion Fund provides a single, trusted way for the public to donate directly to victims of a mass crime, such as a shooting or terrorist attack. It has been developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime in partnership with victims and family members from past mass casualty crimes, including those from Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Oak Creek Temple, NIU, Columbine, and 9/11.")
And, for those of us with small children, Mr. Rogers has some great advice on how to help kids work through their feelings following a tragedy.
Feel your feelings. Remember, kindness is a conscious choice. And, take care of yourself.
The In the Midfield Team
Picture Credits: Vintage Everyday