I received the following return e-mail when I donated online to the Red Cross to help the victims of the tsunami. I thought it contained important information for all to see and I hope it encourages those of us who are not there in person to give (and then continue to give even more).
I pray for all those affected by this terrible tragedy. I thank all those that have done what they can to help. And I urge those that have not yet helped, to please do whatever you can. No matter how small or large you may think it is...every little bit helps.
From: Your American Red Cross [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 9:13 AM
To: Randolph, Lyle
Subject: Thanks from your American Red Cross
Thank you for your generous gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. This fund allows the American Red Cross to respond to people's needs around the globe...from sudden onset disasters to conflict situations, to long-term humanitarian crises affecting health, sanitation, displacement of people and the availability of safe and adequate food and water supplies. It's because of the International Response Fund that our response can be immediate regardless of the type of disaster, or its location.
Your generous support means the most to the families who rely on Red Cross to help them through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Please continue to visit us at to see how we?re using your International Response Fund donation to make a difference, and at for the most current disaster updates and stories about the people being helped.
Together, we can save a life.
American Red Cross