September 7, 2005
Dear Friends and Family,
I am sending this to everyone at once to make it easier on myself. :)
I am leaving probably this Friday or Saturday to go to Mississippi. I will probably be there until Monday night. I am probably flying in to Jackson. Yes, there are flights there for those of you who emailed me about that! Several airlines are flying in to Jackson, so that part is fine.
My reason for going is that two of my Angels2theheart angels (Nell Turnage and her son Dale are my angels and also Nell's hubby is with them) lost their home in Gulfport. Nell is a cancer survivor and still needs medication, which she can't get. She can't get mail, and there is no other way to help her, other than get myself physically there and bring what I can. None of the government agencies will help her and they are low on food, medication, everything. Nell & her hubby are staying with a friend in Purvis, MS, and her son is in a different area. I am going to go out, rent a car, and load up on food, clothing, blankets, whatever they need with the funds I raise between now and then.
I also had the thought that I could go to the shelters in that area, if we raise any surplus $$ and bring them things they might need too.
Please keep me in your prayers that I can get to Nell's little family and help (remember, I am a stubborn redhead, so I have every intention of getting in!) and do so quickly and safely and be able to make a difference for this dear lady. Nell and her son Dale have been so giving and kind to others, they are so dear to me and our Angels2TheHeart group.
If you would like to help me, you can donate online at www.paypal.com Click the "send money" tab and my account to donate to is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to send a check, you will need to send it today for it to get to me in time. My mailing address is:
434 South 50 West
Kaysville, UT 84037
I will record everything I see and learn while there - I know this will be quite a journey for me, but I have prayed about it and know this is what I need to do. Thank you for your prayers and support! I will have my cell with me the whole time too, so I can be reached that way.
PS - My writing workshops, my 2TheHeart work and my Angels2TheHeart work will all be on hold for the next week.
"We're all connected through compassion. It's about taking care of each other as if we were all part of an extended family." ~E.L. Callahan