Hi Caycee, Don't beat yourself up over this!! I didn't think it was insensitive at all and I live in central FL. Of course we know you were aware of the hurricane, but life goes on and sometimes it's nice to get a little break from it all.
Caycee, you may want to look into the American Red Cross, and the way they handle donations. They received a lot of bad publicity after the flooding in Louisiana in August, when they refused a lot of donations because they have very specific requirements about what can be donated. People were trying to donate clothing and household goods for the flood survivors, and the Red Cross discarded it because it didn't go through official channels. Maybe they learned from that experience and are easier to work with now, but I am still wary about giving them donations.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) spends 100% of donations on the projects specified by the donor. http://www.umcor.org
I think you meant to write "and even though my family and I were NOT directly affected"? 🙂
Oops thank you for catching that for me! Fixed it 😉
Caycee, as one of my favorite mom bloggers I want to thank you for this post! I was one of the critical ones on Saturday and while I didn't mean to come across as harsh it could have been misinterpreted as such. We've all done things we wish we could turn back the clock on (I'm pretty sure almost daily for me!) so don't be too hard on yourself! But seriously, this is amazing!
The world wide village also directly goes to Haiti–they're amazing!! And thank you for this post
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