With the all the major news outlest reporting on the horrible events back east I find myself in a pickle. I'm sitting here in Portland Oregon with a roof over my head, food on my table, my fiance at my side and a cat at my feet. But I can't help but feel helpless when it comes to the victims of the hurricane. All reports and news outlets say "Donate cash..." but alas I am but a social worker at a group home for developmentally disabled adults. When I look at my paycheck I see rent, utilities, car insurance, cat food, people food and the TINY bit that's left over...my wedding in October. I've been trying to think of ways to help these people. Some ideas:
-Volunteer (if possible) at some of the shelters that have been set up around the country
-Positive thoughts and prayers (depending on/according to your particular belief system)
Does anyone else have any other ideas? I think I can safely assume that I'm not the only one that budgets their paycheck down to the last cent but really feels a need to help out. What have you all done or thought of doing that might cost more in time rather than money?