I sit here thinking I can do nothing. A great devastation has happened to the people of our nation, to the very poorest in our nation, and I don't know what I alone can do. I don't have much money and I cannot physically be there to volunteer. People in America are hungry, and desperate, they haven't eaten in 4 days. They've lost everything they ever had, including family members, neighbors, and friends. Marshall law, riots, gunfire, looting, contaminated water, starvation and death. The scene is so grim I cannot believe it is true. My eyes and ears have been glued to the news. I watched scenes of pregnant women, children dying right in front of their parents, no one eating, weak old people with no one and nothing left to them in their old age, and not enough food or shelter for anyone. I wept as other women on the screen wept at the loss of loved ones. I have been to New Orleans, I have been to Mississippi, I cannot believe this has happened.
There is something I can do, however, you may join me, if you will. Together we can fast and pray in support of those who have nothing, not even a morsel of bread to eat. We can also petition our local and state governments for better access to public transportation, for more readily available hybrid cars, for better solutions to the growing oil crises. Make your voices heard. Start a petition today. Go around to your neighbors and gather their signatures. We can do something.