Prepare to...Give

I hope you are all safe and well in these challenging times. I wanted to share with you some thoughts on the importance of giving in a free society during a disaster.


Here, we are all about being prepared. But some things are too big for us to handle alone. No level of reasonable preparation can overcome the power of a tornado tearing through your town. What we can do is be prepared to help others when disaster strikes.


That's when charity becomes essential. Charity is not just about giving money or goods to those in need. It's about showing compassion, empathy, and solidarity. It's about recognizing that we are all connected and interdependent. It's about helping others to overcome their challenges and restore their dignity.


Charity is also a way of expressing our values and principles as a free society. We believe in human rights, democracy, and justice. We believe that every person deserves respect and dignity. We believe that we have a responsibility to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Charity is a way of putting these beliefs into action.


Charity also gives us a level of control over how our money is used in times of disaster. Our country was founded on the principle that the people can do a better job of just about everything than the government. The more we get involved in helping our neighbor, the less we will depend on government agencies to distribute aid through tax dollars.


So let's not forget the importance of charity in a free society during a disaster. Set aside some money to give in times of need. Get to know the charity organizations that share your values. Let's not turn a blind eye to the suffering of others. Let's be kind and generous. Let's be compassionate and empathetic.  And where possible, let's work to organize others to do the same.