I get a lot of emails but this one is for sharing.
Hey, everyone —
Hundreds of people lost everything yesterday when one of the most destructive tornadoes in history cut through the towns of Newcastle and Moore, Okla. Homes, schools, and businesses were leveled, and dozens lost their lives.
Here’s how you can help. Please make sure you let others know, too.
The Salvation Army is organizing mobile kitchens capable of serving 2,500 people a day and sending them into the hardest-hit areas in central Oklahoma. You can make a donation here, or make a $10 donation using your phone by texting STORM to 80888.
The American Red Cross has set up shelters in communities across The Plains. You can donate to the Red Cross Disaster relief fund here, or make a $10 donation using your phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
If you’re searching for a missing friend or relative or are within the disaster region and want to let folks know you’re OK, visit the Red Cross Safe and Well site here.
Stay safe, and take care of each other.
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Summer camps are a beautiful thing, especially when they align with your values and you feel like you designed the curriculum yourself. Land’s Sake is a wonderful place that has offering for all ages. My children both enrolled in Green Power last year (as did at least a dozen of their friends) and it is fantastic!
Green Power: ages 13 to 17 For 13 through . . . → Read More: Summer Programs for Teens
Even though I know that I should always use sunscreen (because my derm told me so), sometimes I forget (shh, don’t tell) but so you won’t forget, here’s a little something to keep you covered.
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Are you reading this while waiting for your surprise breakfast in bed? Then go read this beautiful essay by Laura Shea Souza.
Mom, ours forever
Breakfast still not ready and you hear a lot of commotion? It’s okay.
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