I'm in the process of wrapping up the last minute details before I embark tomorrow, where I will meet up with a friend who runs a disaster relief team out of central PA. In doing so, I was checking out how other people are helping out. Donating Blood is an urgent need that you can handle right where you are (it also happens to be something I do regularly).
It hardly takes any time at all, it doesn't hurt, and it makes a significant impact from the comfort of laying down on a couch (which I know we all have more than enough experience doing).
I am hoping that 20 of you out there somewhere will commit to donate blood somewhere near you. Can you do that? Can you overcome your own fears even for 20 minutes to help 3 people you probably will never know? Find the next blood drive nearest you: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
BTW: Donating "double reds" = smaller needle, less wooziness (if any), and twice the saving power.
Please pray for my travels tomorrow, if you would. Also, please be praying for the team I will be traveling with. Also be praying that other volunteers will make themselves known and can round out the numbers of our team (we are a few members short). Know that we haven't been assigned just yet, but it is only a matter of time before we get the call.
Serving through love and laughter is a great way to live.