to everyone that has express concern for our safety. I have been overwhelmed with the concern expressed in comments and e-mails. We are fine. There were storms that went through my area and the worse that we saw was hail.
I wish that I could say the same for all of my fellow Hoosiers. The area south of where I live has been hit hard. Towns are destroyed and many lives have been lost. The story of the toddler girl found in a field had been our story of hope. Sadly this sweet little one joined her parents, older brother and baby sister in heaven today. Just heartbreaking.
This morning Chuck and I were talking and I was saying I wish we could help. Go and pass out water, do some clean up, anything really. Honestly the best thing we can do is pray and offer monetary support. It is going to take a lot of time and money to put the lives of these families and communities back together.
If you felt led to help those in need the best way is to make a donation to the Red Cross.
People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Contributions may also be sent to someone's local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. In Indianapolis, the address is:
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388
My heart is heavy today with the loss and destruction of Friday's storms. Today I hope that you not only take time to enjoy the simple moments but to tell those near and dear to you how much you love them.