Overwhelming

I'm taking a break from scrapbooking (YEAH! My evening plans were cut short so I have a bit of time to work on catching up!!), to post. As I scrapbook or craft, I generally have the TV on for background noise. I'm watching Dateline NBC and am feeling such an overwhelming sorrow and grief for those who have been impacted. I wish there was something I could physically do. I see the thousands of people who have nothing - literally nothing - left of the life they had just last weekend. I've seen things like this, but it's always been in other countries - not in the US.

At first, I felt anger at the people who were stranded. They were told that the storms were coming. They were told to evacuate. They were warned as much as they could have been. But, they chose to stay at home.

And then I realized that although many of them chose to not heed the evacuation warnings, many of them did evacuate and they're also stranded. They went to shelters, and to safe havens. But, they're just as stranded as those who didn't.

I see so much sadness, and it envokes pain within me for them. What would I do if I was in their shoes? I honestly don't know. I feel like I want to do something, but all I can do is give what spare money I can to the Red Cross. I don't have much spare money. And what I do have, I ought to save to pay for the ever increasing cost of gas. I can't help but feel so badly for everyone impacted by this terrible natural event. It's overwhelming. Totally overwhelming.
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