Every Friday I usually gather favorite items from my Twitter stream that are beautiful, inspiring, funny, or strange. I admit, with all that’s going on with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, that it’s difficult to work up some enthusiasm here. I live south of Boston. We dodged a major bullet with this storm, and I’m grateful.
Meanwhile, so many people are truly suffering, and that’s not going to stop any time soon. So please open your hearts and wallets to offer your support to Sandy survivors? Today’s edition of Favorite TweetStuff is necessarily a compilation of the worst and best of Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Options
@HealthyPlace “At this very moment, there are people only you can reach … and differences only you can make.” ~ Mike Dooley
How to help after the superstorm (CNN)
[SEO: This post lists numerous ways anyone can help. Any amount of money or food and other supplies are appreciated.]
iTunes Accepts Red Cross Donations for Hurricane Sandy victims (Mashable)
[SEO: “The option, on iTunes’ homepage, lets users donate in increments ranging from $5 to $200 with one click. As with other iTunes purchases, you can do so by merely entering your Apple ID information, provided you already have one. One hundred percent of the donations will go to directly to the American Red Cross, according to the iTunes Sandy Relief Page.”]
7 Ways you can help Hurricane Sandy victims online (Mashable)
[SEO: Not all of these options are covered in the CNN post above, so please check this out, too.]
@LillyAnn “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” ~ Zig Ziglar
Sandy in Pictures
@pourmecoffee Empire State Building shines in the dark like a boss.
@passantino Wow: Floodwaters inundate Ground Zero construction site in NYC (via AP)
@heykim OMG Video — Sandy ConEd Explosion
[SEO: This is just … incredible. And surprising that many, many people were not hurt at the time.]
@zaibatsu Hurricane Sandy: The Superstorm (via The Big Picture)
[SEO: Just … wow. Must see. Many unique pictures from across the wide area of impacted states, as well as from other countries that were hit by Sandy earlier.]
@CarrieFairygirl Thank goodness for people who are kind
@heykim 15 Amazing Acts of Kindness During Sandy [PICS]
[SEO: Includes the pic from above, and 14 other random acts of kindness from people who really didn’t have to do it. Or maybe they did.]
@Tamavista “You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” ~ Anton Chekhov