this world a better place is really as simple
asBeing the Blessing
- in small and sometimes large ways.
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here. Be the Blessing is a kindness company that
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coaching program for becoming the person you want
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Kindest Community On Earth
When Kristy and I
started Be the Blessing, we had two goals. First
was to create a kinder world, and second was to
raise as much money as we could for organizations
lifting people out of extreme poverty.
Recently we had the idea of testing out Be the
Blessing on our home community - The Upper Ohio
Valley surrounding Wheeling, WV. What if we could,
in 1 year, create the kindest community on earth,
and at the same time raise one million dollars for
the Free Wheelchair Mission just to prove that we
are, in fact, the kindest community on the planet?
If Be the Blessing can become the mission of the
people of this community not only would we change
the community we would change the world. What do
you say… are you in?
we watch the horrific scenes from Haiti unfold on
our TV's and online, there arises in many of us a
deep need to do something. The question I am asking
myself right now is... what is the best way to Be
the Blessing to the people of Haiti in this crisis?
Over the coming days the people of Haiti will be
transitioning from phase 1, a rescue effort, to
phase 2 which is recovery, and from there into
phase 3 which is rebuilding.
Phase one is usually financed and executed by
governments and militaries, and unless you are
trained search and rescue or are already on the
ground in country, there is little you can do. The
other phases leave more room for the average person
to get involved.
One thing you can do is donate money to an
organization that will be working on recovery and
rebuilding efforts. Let me recommend agencies that
were already working in Haiti before the crisis, as
they have connections and necessary relationships
Also give to organizations that you trust and have
a track record of putting the money towards the
crisis at hand.
I spoke with the folks atFree Wheelchair
yesterday and they are repositioning wheelchairs as
we speak to be available as the recovery phase
begins. If news reports are any indication of the
number of amputees this event will generate,
wheelchairs are going to play a central role in
Multiple thousands of people will need to get a
wheelchair or will be faced with immobility and
relegated to a life on the ground. Donating a
wheelchair to Haiti is a way of directly blessing
someone who has been affected most deeply from this
tragedy, and rather than wondering where your money
went, you will know that someone is up off the
ground because of you.