Whenever there is a natural disaster people do some amazing things to help their fellow man. In fact, its intuitive and instinctive in many ways just how giving people are when the need arises.
Case in point, when Haiti experienced the raft of one of the most devastating earthquakes in history, people responded with donations, recovery efforts and continue volunteering to provide services to those most affected. For many hurricane Katrina was the tipping point when it came to great needs.
What did people do when they saw the video of people struggling to survive the most incredible of all hurricanes? People from all over the world opened their hearts and wallet to give.
We do not like seeing others suffer and just to give you more insight on what I am talking about, since Hurricane Katrina, the United States has been rocked by massive storms, resulting in flooding in Iowa, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts and all points in between. Every natural disaster inspires us to give.
Why do we give in the first place? Outstanding question and I will answer it. We give when we see another human being trying to survive and overwhelming ordeal. The recent rash of tornadoes throughout the United States is but another example of the love we have for one another.
I highly encourage everyone to put yourself in the shoes of people experiencing a tragedy. Open your heart, mind and wallet and donate to a charity you believe in and remember, but not for the grace and mercy of God you might become a victim of a natural disaster.
Add in the recent uproar of the volcano in Iceland and the tsunami in Asia an the recent Hawaii tsunami warning and there is reason to be concerned. With the increase in earthquakes in 201 and the forecast for an aggressive hurricane season, start thinking about how you are going to donate and contribute your services in a volunteer capacity.
Make no mistake about it, we are hardwired to give, help others less fortunate than ourselves and it will always be this way. We were born to love each other and there is no better way to show an expression of love, than to give with a generous heart.
Giving, donating and contributing improves your life and that of the people you help. set a giving goal and recommend your friends, family and colleagues do the same. The bottom line is, we are all in this together.
For the past few years people all over the world experienced an economic tsunami, it was lethal for a lot of people. Nonprofit organizations are under tremendous pressure to deliver services and to a great extent donations fell off and people in need, are simply doing without.
Job losses, mortgage foreclosures, excessive medical expenses due to health issues and other challenges have left an indelible mark on the American people. It is going to take more contributions and donations to right the ship on the economic front in the United States.
Give because it is what you were born to do. You are going to add value and benefit to others as well as yourself.