Monday, May 2, 2011

This Ain't Oz

Our theme for this month's challenge is Mayday, as in the international distress signal. I had planned to do a silly, somewhat smart-alecky post, but I can't stop thinking about all the people in the southern United States who are suffering as a result of Thursday's string of tornadoes.

I have a friend in Alabama. One of the twisters touched down just a mile and a half from where he lives. Luckily, his house was undamaged, but there are plenty who didn't fare as well. Over 300 people have died in what's being called the second deadliest day of twisters in U.S. history. Many more are hurt and/or homeless. We can all answer the distress call by making a donation to the American Red Cross. Every little bit helps.


Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Unbelievable. Thank you for this. We're still keeping those families in our thoughts and prayers.

William Kendall said...

Whatever footage I've seen of the tornados in the south, the scale seems so much bigger then we're used to seeing out of these.

Russo said...

Maegan, this is by far a touching tribute. I love how you took out COM post and made it something for people to think about- you are remarkable, my friend.