Hope Among Devastation

News reports have captured the magnitude of the devastation left by “superstorm” Sandy.  The impact continues to increase as word begins to spread of personal loss and tragedy.  A dire tale that I fear will grow worse in the coming days and weeks: 109 fatalities Public transportation systems severely damaged A lack of power has prevented those impacted from being able to access gasoline, food and other necessities Much is needed and less is available What inspires me are the …

5 Tips for Being a Charitable Cheapskate

Anybody who knows me personally or has read what I write realizes that while I make a sport out of pinching pennies, I don’t condone being a cheapskate when it comes to giving to charity or helping those in need.  And there are a lot of “charitable cheapskates” out there like me: When I surveyed 300+ proud, self-proclaimed cheapskates for my last book, I found that on average they donated more than twice as much to charity as the typical …

AARP Provides Relief To Seniors In Japan

Of the millions affected by the earthquake and tsunami, that hit Japan nearly two weeks ago, its seniors were the worst hit. A large number of seniors live in the region where the earthquake and tsunami struck hardest. Many older people had homes in the towns most affected, and now are left with nothing besides what they were able to narrowly escape carrying. Japanese officials are providing emergency resources and support to those affected by the disaster. But for Japan’s seniors, …

Drive to End Hunger Makes First Donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

  As race fans everywhere prepare for this weekend’s Daytona 500, Drive to End Hunger kicked off the race season Thursday morning with a major donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Working with Feeding America and Winn-Dixie, DTEH presented the food bank with $10,000 to help feed hungry seniors in central Florida.  Additional donations are being collected at the “Winn-Dixie Winner’s Circle,” a food drive at central Florida Winn-Dixie stores that continues through Sunday.