We look for inspiration and answers after a calamity like the OKC-Moore tornado last night. I got up this morning and realized, while brushing my teeth, that many people 15 minutes south of me currently have no toothbrush or toothpaste to do the same. As I left my house to work, I closed the front door and realized that thousands down in Moore, Oklahoma, just down the road, do not even have a front door…
While trying in vain to wax poetic about the catastrophe, something we often attempt to do when powerless to change the circumstances, I realized that the most powerful thing I can do for the victims in our city, besides spiritual support, is to write a big check and support the rescue and recovery effort – this is by far the most practical deed I can perform at present. The outpour of support for our grieving community is heartwarming. Please don’t stop there, though- contribute financially to those charities that support our effort to return to some semblance of normality! It is the toothbrush and the toothpaste and the wood for the front door that make the difference!
Eli Reshef MD