Friday, April 22, 2011

If you're looking for a place to send some "thank you God" money

I am profoundly grateful to have work I love, colleagues I respect, clients I admire, and a life that is full of amazing.  I never want to take that for granted.  One of the ways I try to remember to say "Thank you God** for all of this" is to make donations. Some small. Some not.

Here's the place I'm sending money today.

I found it via this email from a friend:

The NYC MS Society is beyond amazing. They helped me with paperwork and campaigns to cut my hospital bills by half, they helped me fight with my insurance company to ensure they cover my medication (that would be close to $1,300 a month without insurance), they gave me the medication for free for 12 months when my first insurance company wouldn't cover it, they sent nurses to my home free of charge when I didn't feel well and they've been a support system since day one.

I would never ask you for money, nor do I expect you to donate. I know that one's greatest fear when donating to an organization is "well, what will they actually DO with the money?" However, if you make a donation to any charity this year, I urge you to make it to the NY MS Society, because I know from experience they go above and beyond what they are required to do.

**To whomever you thank when you realize it's been a very blessed day.


Ella Blue said...

Thank you for this! I do that myself. It is very easy in this lifetime for people to take their fortunate circumstances for granted.

Judith Mercado said...

On behalf of my family, which has been touched by MS, I thank you.

Noble M Standing said...

Thank you for the reminder, I see miracles in my life and get bogged down and forget that I should be grateful.

MysteryShrink said...

I am continually in awe of the bravery and generousity of those around us. Yesterday, Peggy Gerke loaded up a rented van with hundreds of bags of beans and rice, donated meat, books, towels, and 3000 plastic eggs filled with jellybeans and headed out for her Easter Weekend. No big deal, right?
Except Peggy headed over the border, into the most violent place in the world. Nuevo Laredo. (From Austin, TX). Why? Because all relief efforts for the thousands of stranded and desperate immigrants--mostly women and children--has understandably ceased. Peggy said the children needed the eggs.
Barbara DeShong

Brenda B. said...

The MS Society is one of my favorite places to donate. It really does provide services that help people.

My brother-in-law (age 51) and nephew (age 25) both have the disease and the MS Society has been stalwart for them. My sister walks a 50-mile fundraiser every year, raising money for research toward a cure.

Brenda B. in Maine