Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Volunteer Time

So I spent a great bit of the weekend doing volunteer work with the Red Cross. The Red Cross has collection stations all across the nation looking for tents, blankets and water among other things. I've already come out in support of Samaritan's Purse. But if that isn't your cup of tea, there are alternatives with the American Red Cross. If you can't give money, blood is always needed for just such a thing as this.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat"...T. Roosevelt

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.