I hope you and your loved ones are safe in the aftermath of Sandy.
Thank you for your phone calls and emails asking about me and the team about how we’ve been doing. We’re fine, but a lot of people aren’t.
I’m asking for us to come together as a community and help individuals who are affected.
After all, we become physical therapists because we want to help people. I consider ourselves to be the pillars of our community, and there are a lot of things you can do to help like donating food, clothing and water. There are a lot of individuals who need help at this hour:
- Text ‘red cross’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. You’ll get a text message back asking you to confirm your donation, and when you respond to that message, $10 will be added to your next cellphone bill.
- Call or text someone you know in the affected areas (this includes almost 28 states) and ask how they are doing, and if they need someone to talk to. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is to just be there.
I’ll never ask you to do something I haven’t done myself and I did both of these things this morning. In fact, I’d ask you to volunteer for relief efforts if you can. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or download the Red Cross Hurricane app, or visit the Red Cross web site at http://www.redcross.org
Sometimes, it’s the small gestures that matter the most. Every little bit counts.
In prayer, Nitin