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A series of blogs by  Shanna Forrestall of Forrestall Consulting.  #sms4u #dontbeamonkey

Looking Through a New Lens for Disaster Relief

Photo courtesy of Texas Navy

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We know that giving anything - time, money, resources and energy is a sacrifice for the average citizen, and yet they are the most likely to respond when called upon.  

My goal, and the goal of the forward thinking organizations and non profits I'm working with is to figure out how we can activate the most people to participate in recovery, and then make the most of their offerings?  

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We must learn from the past and pay attention to the present so that we can ensure our future. 

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Crowd Relief Starts with You & Me

I’ve been partnering with Rob Gaudet and Melissa Adair of Cajun Relief for awhile, but their new initiative Crowd Relief has me super excited!  I’m obviously a fan of the power of digital to “do good” and this is modern relief management at it’s finest.

Their new app allows supporters of disaster relief around the world to contribute to specific family needs in the wake of a disaster with the touch of a button....

 

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Mardi Gras Mambo Supports Non Profit Launch Louisiana

Our Mardi Gras Mambo Happy Hour was a great success because of YOU!

Because of your incredible generosity we were able to raise funds for Launch Louisiana to help them continue their important work helping Louisiana families recover from the severe flooding that displaced over 150,000 families in August 2016 – many are still homeless.

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Angels & A**holes

The older I get, the more I realize that life is not easily defined.  As a child in a religious home, we read stories of good and bad in the Bible and other fairy tales, but as an adult in a gray world, that’s hardly the case.

People are not just one or the other. Good or Bad.  Hero or Antagonist.  Many times, they’re both, it just depends on the day....

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Breathe - "In, Out, Repeat"

In the past 6 or so years I’ve produced a total of six short films.  I thought that my 5th was my last one but after a really rough period, a fellow filmmaker encouraged me to create something to encourage others in what I’d learned.  An idea grew that I couldn’t run away from, so this year we present BREATHE.  

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