Finding Ways to Help

As someone who loves to write, it’s been difficult for me to really put my emotions surrounding the events of the past 12 into words.

As so many people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut continue to try and literally rebuild their lives after Sandy and the added stress of this week’s Nor’easter, I’m providing a few links with  information on some of the ways the rest of us can help.

Whether you live in the New York area or around the country, hopefully you’ll be able to use some of these ideas to chip in and lend a helping hand.

  • The season may be over, but you can help the Yankees and Mets score big by helping those affected by Sandy:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/mets-yanks-part-sandy-article-1.1197287

  • WCBS 880, the all-news radio station I listen to while getting ready for work every morning, offers this list of organizations that need help and ways to get involved with them:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/disaster-relief-information-resources/

  • There are approximately 90 Modell’s stores throughout New York. Most  are accepting clothing donations along with toiletries in partnership with WPLJ radio and Goodwill of New York and New Jersey. Click the link below for a list of store locations and the items needed most, such as coats, scarves, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrushes and baby wipes).

http://plj.com/Article.asp?id=2567748&spid=25206

  • One fitness-related note, all New York Sports Clubs locations remain open to anyone affected by the storm who may need a place to shower, charge a phone or even de-stress a bit with a workout.

http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/

Thanks again to all of you who’ve sent me messages asking how my family and friends fared after the storms. Again, I was very fortunate throughout the storm and while my parents remain in the dark on Long Island, they’re safe. My prayers remain with those who continue to struggle and wish them some moments of peace in the weekend ahead.

To end on a lighter note, I also want to thank all of you who’ve supported me in the Face of Fitness contest for Fitness Magazine this week. Voting continues through Sunday and even if you’ve voted already, you can vote every day until November 11th. Click here to cast your vote.

To all of you who support this blog and all my efforts, I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with plenty of opportunities to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

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About LauraLovesFitness

After spending more than 10 years in the communications industry, this lifetime fitness lover and newly certified fitness professional wants to share my passion for health and well-being with others.

Posted on November 9, 2012, in Fitness, Health and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Laura,

    You are #10 this morning! http://photos.fitnessmagazine.com/face-of-fitness-contest/45/2012/10

    Thank you for writing your blog – I enjoy it! Good luck in the Face of Fitness contest!

    Kim Beringer

    Pittsburgh, PA

    • Happy Friday, Kim! How NICE of you to share the good news with me this morning! I just updated the hyperlink so hopefully some other readers will find me more easily. I appreciate your support of the contest and more importantly, thanks for reading my blog! I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  2. Laura,

    I’ve been away but was so happy to read this post and know that you and your family are okay. I also love this post- filled with heart and kindness. as always.

    And I just voted for you- will vote again this weekend. You are already a winner in my book but happy to support you in this contest.

    Tom

    • Hi Tom,
      So sorry for the delayed reply, but been a bit hectic around here! So kind of you to be concerned for me and my family. My poor parents are on day 14 with no heat and power, but they were told they’d get it back tonight. My fingers are crossed! And thank you for all your support in the contest. I finished in 6th place. It was a fun ride while it lasted and even more rewarding thanks to the support of amazing people like you. Hope your week is off to a great start!

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