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Central TX Wildfire Victims Need Us All
The wonderful people of Central Texas are hurting right now. Yes, we’ve chosen a life in the desert, however, none of us signed up for a life of drought. The conditions this summer have been rough, and our lawns, fences and communities are dry, hot pressure cookers just waiting to explode - and then they did.
The residents of Bastrop, Leander, Steiner Ranch, Montgomery as well as dozens of other communities, were forced to flee their homes, hoping to find something when they returned. Estimates report that at least 1,300 families will not be so lucky.
In times like these, it is important for all of us to recognize that for every day we live, every day we achieve something new, every day we welcome a new family member; there is someone else experiencing loss.
Please help us do all that we can for the victims of the 2011 Central Texas Wildfires. Below is a link to resources needing help, please take a moment to see how you might be able to pitch in.
Charity is so much more than just donations. It is about following the goodness of your heart to lift someone that is struggling. Charity embraces religion, education, assistance to the government, promotion of health, providing relief to those less fortunate and towards the general benefit of a community.
We have a responsibility as human beings to give back to the community where we live. It is the only way to ensure that community’s success. Whether we provide jobs, support organizations financially, or giving our time to others in need, it is our duty.
Many people hear the word “charity,” and think, “OK, where do I send the check?” However, there are so many ways for us to be supportive. You can volunteer at a local food bank, serve on committees at your place of worship, or simply make a grocery run for a neighbor that cannot.
If we all find a cause that is close to our hearts, and find a way to be helpful, this world might see peace and not war. Giving back to our community is not about our need to feel good, but about making others feel loved and protected.
I think these quotes say it best:
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
– Mother Teresa
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is every wasted.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty and find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.”
– Henry Drummond
At Roll On Sushi Diner, our goal is to support Austin and its surrounding communities. Our first contribution … is providing jobs. That is just the first of many other ideas we have about giving back to our fellow Austinites. After our grand opening in August, we plan to collaborate with local charities, and get involved with local artists – music, painters, Filmmakers etc. Hopefully, we can even encourage other local businesses to do the same. After all, even the smallest gesture makes an immeasurable difference to those in need.