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Friday, November 30, 2018

Be A Good Neighbor


Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

The parable of The Good Samaritan gives us the blueprint of what it means to be a good neighbor. Being a good neighbor requires a compassionate heart. Out of compassionate heart our actions flow, if our neighbors are in need and we have the supply, then we are to give generously and freely, without expectation of return. We are to love one another.

2018 has been a year of great devastation for so many our neighbors. Mass shootings, natural disasters, corrupt governments, and a rise in hate crimes.  I believe it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  All over America that is what communities have been doing.  It is the resolve of our compassionate hearts and love for another that will see us through what may appear to be some of our darkest days. 

Helping On The Frontlines

Here are  few links to curated content of organizations that we can partner with to help our neighbors during this time of increased need.

Fire Victim Relief

The 2018 wildfire season is the most destructive wildfire season on record in California.

Highly-rated organizations providing relief and support to those affected by devastating wildfires can be found via Charity Navigator.

Migrant Relief

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc

California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom said Thursday (November 29, 2018) the state must do more to address what he called a “humanitarian crisis” at the border with Mexico. (California) KTLA  Reporting

 Mashable | Here's how you can help migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border 

Mass Shooting Aftermath 

The American Psychological Association | Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

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