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For Those Who Feel the Need to DO Something

By Remy Benoit

From Loving: Rhea and her Mom talking about Vietnam

"When you lived in that boarding house, planted your victory garden, worked in war industry, you had at least had the feeling that what you were doing was helping Dad. Gran had her knitting, her bandage wrapping, her air raid wardening, then her job in helping. I don't feel like there is anything that I can do that directly helps Jordan. Yes, I can teach history, try to help the kids make some sense of it, make some sense of it myself, but that is not a tangible thing that I can do to help Jor. I know, I know, democracy, freedom are intangibles, at least until they are taken away. Oh, it is all so confusing, Mom."

Marilyn Strong and Jerry Wennstrom In the Hands of Alchemy. have sent along some things that you can do while the battle rages:

Dear Friends, With all that is going on in our world at a time when many of us are feeling powerless to do anything about it, I would like to offer an opportunity do some small bit of good in the world. Our dear friend Laura Simms has a project that needs our loving attention. The Lion's Roar Lion's Roar. is a project to save the animals in a zoo in Romania. I hope you will find it in your hearts to consider supporting this project. For more information on the good work Laura is doing in the world please tour her web site at Laura Simms.

Another dear friend, Carol Wright has given her time and energy to another wonderful project. She had explored ways we might help the children, solders and others involved in the war. See below more information. To link to Carol's web site for ways to help, please see- Help Soldiers and Iraqi Children.

And, once a day, every day, you can fight Hunger with just a click: The Hunger Site.


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