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Friday, June 19, 2015

Sharing the Love - Charity Month

Hi, I'm Pippa Jay, author of scifi and the supernatural with a romantic soul. Since June is our charity month at RTG, I decided to share the love and asked some of my friends which charities they support and would like to see get an extra shout out. 


Carol Van Natta:

ShelterBox USA - http://www.shelterboxusa.org/
They make and deliver emergency shelters all over the world, typically tents, solar heaters, water purifiers, etc. They most recently responded to the Nepal earthquake aftermath (http://shelterboxusa.org/about.php?page=119).

To quote their website: "Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams." They not only provide disaster response all over the world, they provide military veterans a place to use the skills and teamwork they developed while in service and often don't find in civilian life.

Lyra Torres:

Big Cat Rescue is a non-profit sanctuary to 100 exotic cats. 

Corinne Kilgore:

True Colors Fund - http://truecolorsfund.org/
The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves. Founded by Cyndi Lauper.

Hope for Paws - http://www.hopeforpaws.org/

Hope for Paws Animal Rescue. They take the hardest cases and make them adoptable.

For myself, I'm nominating a charity in memory of a dear friend I made on Facebook who lost her battle with cancer just a few days ago. Carolyn Huckaby was a lovely lady, but she lost her son far too soon when he committed suicide. So in tribute to her, I'm nominating the charity she devoted much of her time and effort to until her illness and death: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I hope that at least one of those causes is something you'd like to support. I know it seems like someone is always asking for money these days, but even if you just shared the links to spread the word, that would help too.

Best,
Pippa Jay

3 comments:

Judith Ashley said...

Thanks for broadening my knowledge about charities. I'd not heard of Team Rubicon or most of the other causes you mentioned. All very worthwhile! And you are right, if you can't donate time or money, at least share the information. You never know what benefit might come from doing so.

Sarah Raplee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Pippa.

These are all wonderful charities. So many people do so much good in the world, but we don't always hear about it!

I'm posting on the RTG FB Page about each charity one at a time (with the links) every couple of hours.

Pippa Jay said...

Thank you.