The last two weeks have been a living nightmare for thousands of people. Losing loved ones, close friends, homes and belongings.
October the 22nd, was when a tropical depression formed off the Southern Caribbean and she started her journey leaving devastation in her path.
Initially the winds were not the problem, but the deluge of rain that washed through the island of Hispaniola, turned many lives’ there, upside down. Making things even tougher for Haitians, as their country hasn't completely recovered since the earthquake there in 2010.
The storm continued to brew and the birth of Hurricane Sandy was announced. By October 26, she was making her way across Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas. There was no stopping her.
She continued to travel and made landfall on the east coast of America. She was now stronger than before and punished all, in her way. Carrying on into Canada still causing mayhem and tragedy.
It will be easier for some to pick up the pieces of their lives where they left off, than others will. Many lives have changed forever and will need all the help they can get.
For those who will need help, the Red Cross is a savior. Over 100 years ago, Swiss Henry Dunant set the wheels in motion in Europe to help others in times of life changing events.
As did nurse and humanitarian, Clara Barton, during the American Civil War when she founded the American Red Cross.
There will be so many stories to be told, but so many of our unsung heroes that we will never know about. The Red Cross I believe is one such unsung hero and unsung heroes save lives.
www.redcross.org : America Red Cross www.redcross.eu : European Red Cross
www.IFRC.org : InternationalFederation of Red Cross and Red Crescent