Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mass Insanity and Causes

Hey guys! It's been another insane week, and as much as I hate to continuously write posts about how busy we are, we have been super busy. Generally we try to make sure our posts revolve around library events, books, movies, music, and programs. However, since we have been MIA recently (and are likely to disappear again soon) I thought I would take the time to let you know why. Last week I found out that my brother will be deployed to Iraq in June. I didn't know the when or where until the end of the week though. So during the week of "Rochelle is a zombie," Ally not only kept me from falling apart on a daily basis but also did both of our jobs. Needless to say, updating was not even on our minds. We never like to neglect you guys but last week was rough. However, now that we know what is going on with my brother we have things more in control. Hopefully, we will be able to stay on top of things from now on.

I also thought that I would take this time to highlight some causes that Ally and I support. I have huge concerns about the ongoing crisis in Darfur and Chad. There are two fantastic websites that have a lot of information SaveDarfur and ENOUGH. Also, we believe that whether or not you support our current military cause, you should always support the men and women in our Armed Forces. An easy way you can support them is to adopt a soldier. It doesn't take much- just a letter or card each week and one care package a month. This is something that is extremely uplifting to soldier who are stationed far away from home. You can learn more at Soldiers' Angels. Ally has always had an interest in stopping domestic violence and helping abuse victims get the help that they need. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a ton of information available as well as list of ways you can get involved on a local and national level. Oprah and Tyra Banks have also recently added portions of their websites for young women looking for domestic violence information. If you need something to devote your time to check out one of these websites. Are there any specific causes or issues that you are passionate about? Please let us know in the comments!


Lenore Appelhans said...

I missed you guys! So thanks for letting us know what's up.

Wythe County Public Library Youth Services said...

Thank you so much. I have been meaning to get this entry up for awhile but things in my personal life have been insane. Also, I really try to keep home things at home but I wanted to let everyone know that there is a good chance that between now and June there will be a lot of times that we don't update frequently. Hopefully, now that we have more details about what is going on with him I will be able to get things back on track. =)