Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silence and Support For Sandy Hook

Myself as well as the rest of the world are obviously deeply saddened by this weeks events. I have been trying to keep the TV off and focus on the important things in life as much as possible.  I was hoping there would be some small way that I could help or make a statement using my blog and I was happy I came across the below post. 

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To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,

Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:


On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. 
We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to: 

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."


Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

Love,
The Blog World 

p.s. If you would like to, copy-paste and repost any part of this, please do. Share on. 

6 comments:

  1. Thank for sharing. I believe this is the right thing to do.

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  2. Wonderful. Yesterday was my blog silence day!

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  3. It is really great that you are raising money to help support the Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. They could surely use the donations, as mental health clinics sadly go without a lot of what they need because of lack of finances and people able to help. We truly need to start talking openly and honestly about mental illness, how it affects people and their families, and providing support, resources, and help to those who need it.

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  4. I totally agree with Holly regarding the need to support care for the mentally ill in this
    country. Kudos to you for your choice on how you are showing your support for this tragedy.

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  5. I am with you on this Karen, Rude Mom Blog is going black on the 18th to show support for those precious lives lost. And I agree mental health awareness needs to be a priority in this country.

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