The Shriners Hospital for Children
I spent a lot of my childhood at the Lexington, KY Shriners Hospital and it grew to be a second home for me. The care and love I felt very time I went in was amazing for the 10 years I went there. I cannot say how much of an impact my doctor and nurses made of my life is unmeasurable. I am now a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and support my local Shrine club by donating my time every year to help raise money for this worthy cause. If you can, please consider helping change a life by making a donation. No amount is too small to help change someones life.
Greater Greenbrier Long Term Recovery Committee
On June 23, 2016 thunderstorms brought torrential rain to much of Greenbrier County, West Virginia with accumulations of 8-10 inches of rain over a period of 12 hours. This caused the deadliest flash flood in the United States since the 2010 Tennessee floods. My hometown, Rainelle, was among the hardest hit towns with 5 fatalities. I began the journey I’m currently on September 11, 2016 as An AmeriCorps VISTA helping survivors of the flood repair and rebuild their lives to a “new normal.” Flash forward almost 3 years and we’ve changed so many lives for the better but there is still so much to be done and many homes left to build. We cannot do it alone but with a little help from others we can continue to rebuild our community.