Today was a day of surprises and positive challenges... it's all in the way one views life. I started with chapel service and a lesson about 'Parking' with 3 completely different interests groups. One was staff... one was community service... and one was from the Role Models of America donation trailer sites. (Big guy who could be an awesome body guard - looks intimadating but he's a real teddy bear!)
Moms Against Hunger has teams of people in New York feeding the survivors. All donations to www.momsagainsthunger.org are greatly appreciated as orchestrations of funding are happening since the storm ended. Now I'm trying to help find them places to stay tonight out of the cold! A real challenge as Stanten Island is a real mess! Go see Facebook for updates on this - too much to tell you here.
Then lining out a staff group to handle a large group of toys coming in. This is the beginning of the Christmas season with loads of toys being put out at the Role Models of America store. Fun for families in economic trouble is about to happen here!
A Power Lunch with a friend who also takes care of thousands of families and children in Columbia. We had such a good time together.. so much in common for us both! More about that at another time. But I really enjoyed her company today. (not very many of us around in responsible positions of the lives of others held in our hands)
Rush back - check on all areas with people hard at work. Make a stop to check on some paperwork - and fulfillment. Done. Home to update and refuel and dress before attending some victory parties tonight.
It's election night - I voted 2 weeks ago - it's a good thing because it's been a full day.