Here in the community where we live, we’ve gotten past Hurricane Florence and the unprecedented flooding that occurred in non-flood areas, as well as Hurricane Michael. In the aftermath of these storms, often the worst side for many is the ensuing emotional loss and grief, and the feeling of disruption it creates in the regular flow of our lives. It can also leave us feeling disconnected from our environment. But there is a lot of support for our community here— from church groups to non-denominational non-profits— and we want to acknowledge and support their efforts.
Chief among them is the American Red Cross. Many people think of them as a disaster relief aid organization exclusively, but less well known are the services that they provide the community on an ongoing basis. They respond to every fire, and are there year-round for any disaster.
They are constantly recruiting and training volunteers so they can better serve our community. And we live in a great area for recruitment as there are so many retirees among us. We want to assist them in assisting our community in any way we can. Which is why we choose to focus our front page article for this month on the Red Cross, and what they have done and continue to offer our community.
Moving forward, we’re beginning a new column publicizing Red Cross activities and news, sharing the things that impact our local community with our readers. Coastal Living and Real Living Home Realty Group will be the proud sponsors and supporters of this information. We want to become a message board for them with our publication.
It’s a pretty rewarding feeling to help people out in times of need. We hope you’ll consider sharing your time or resources and join in the community support alongside us.
As always, we invite your feedback about our paper, and the content that you want to read.
Jim Parker, Co-owner, Coastal Insider & President, Real Living Home Realty Group
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