Comments for a Cause and thankfulness seem to go hand in hand around It’s Just Life. After just celebrating Thanksgiving last week I guess I am feeling especially grateful.
I am grateful to have family and friends who love and support me.
I am grateful for all of the wonderful people that have come into my life over the years.
I am grateful for being able to live here in this time.
I am grateful God made me exactly like He made me.
I am grateful that I started doing Comments for a Cause in April 2011 and have been able to highlight so many causes in the years that I have been sharing them with you.
Today I am grateful for the American Diabetes Association, our Comments for a Cause for November.
Their mission is simple: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
This month thanks to my many readers who spent their valuable time leaving comments on posts Chris and I are happy to report that we will be donating $134.50 to help support the American Diabetes Association. There are not many families who have not been affected by this growing disease and it makes my heart happy to be able to make a small donation to this worthy organization.
The past two weeks my world was rocked. If you were following along lately you know that there was a huge wildfire that was human started (campfire) in Pickens County in South Carolina. I wrote a little bit about my fears in this post.
It scared me. A lot more than I would care to admit. While we did not have to evacuate we did take precautions and had a plan if it came to that. The fire came under 3 miles away from our development and that was just way too close for comfort.
I learned a lot about wildfires. As I write this on Wednesday night we have had two days of pretty nice rain which has definitely helped the situation. The last time I checked the fire known as Pinnacle Mountain Fire in Pickens County is 67% contained after burning over 10,000 acres. The firefighters have not been able to access the area for two days but the rain is doing its job and the fire is apparently no longer spreading at the rate that it had been.
This would not be possible without the hardworking firefighters. We are blessed to have our very own fire department in Connestee Falls and they have been a base station for this SC fire. They have provided support and valuable information along with personnel . They have been overrun with donations of water, food, eye drops, lip balm and other items during this recent wildfire which is so heartening to know that people support and care.
The Connestee Falls Fire Rescue group is supported by an Auxiliary whose goal is:
To Support Financially the Efforts of Those Who Provide Fire Protection Services to the Connestee Falls, Dunn’s Rock, East Fork, See Off, Sequoyah Woods, Sherwood Forest,
Slick Rock, and Walnut Hollow Communities.
To provide financial assistance to Connestee Fire Rescue Inc.
WE ALSO STRIVE TO:
(1) Cultivate a close relationship between our members of the Auxiliary and Connestee Fire Rescue Inc.
(2) And extend support to members of Connestee Fire Rescue, Inc. and their families during times of crisis and distress.
It seems only right to highlight the Auxiliary and have them be our Comments for a Cause recipient for December as a sign of my gratefulness to them for protecting our community not only during the wildfire but all of the time. For each comment made on my blog on ANY post during December we will donate 50 cents to the Auxiliary.
As more wildfires explode in Tennessee and North and South Carolina I am so grateful that there are men and women who are willing to dedicate themselves to this occupation. Please take the time sometime this month to thank a firefighter . I know I will.