Whaaaa, a Saturday post?
Yesterday, a tragedy struck here in America. And I, like many other people were left reeling with heartache and emotion for the families who experienced the devastating trama and loss. It's so easy to feel hopeless, scared or frustrated with the "world" or "people (in general)" but I think the most productive thing we can do is to not lose hope in the millions of AMAZING things that happen everyday in the country and look forward to progress that stops this from happening again. And lastly, just do everything in your power (and if you pray, pray like crazy) to help those families feel the support of their fellow Americans in their time of need.
There was an outpouring of emotions in the blog world yesterday, from posts to tweets to facebook comments and this movement is what came out of that:
To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,
Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:
On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that’s it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.
We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services.Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to: “Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.
ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING.”
Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.
We can’t imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let’s make a difference and use blogging in a positive way.
Thank you in advance for participating.
The Blog World
Thank you Neely, Michelle and Meg for organizing the blog world and may those families find support and love in their time of need.