When I checked the news this morning, I was shocked by the latest weather disaster in the US. Joplin, Missouri was devastated by a Tornado, reports say the storm split the city in two leaving thousands injured and homeless with over 100 dead. Later in the day I learned that my talented blogging friend Sarah calls Joplin home. Luckily she and her immediately family and home were safe, but the same can't be said for her extended family, friends and neighbors.
Proving that the internet is full of generous and amazing people, I discovered the group at Bigger Picture Blogs (of which Sarah is a member) is already putting together an auction to raise money for the Salvation Army to help the residents of Joplin.
I'm planning on donating some silk pillow covers I bought in Thailand last year and am planning to help support the auction by bidding. If you are interested in participating, get more information here.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah and everyone impacted by this storm and the others that have caused havoc around the world.