Many of my readers are not aware, but a few years ago my family and I lost our home to a fire. Our entire home, including the contents were lost, including many sentimental items. We were out of town at the time so each of us had a weekend bag with a few clothing items and toiletries.
This was devastating to say the least. As a child, my family's home had burned down with nothing left, but this time it hit me much harder and being pregnant probably made it even more heartbreaking. Luckily for us, we had lots of support from not only our community but also various organizations. It felt strange at first to be given things, but I soon realized that each and every person who reached out to us truly cared about our well being and I appreciated that more than I can express in words.
Ever since that tragedy, I have felt the need to give back in some way. Especially when I hear of another family losing everything, my heart goes out to them. Throughout the year, I make a point to do whatever I can, when I can to hopefully ease the hardship of others. Whether it's donating clothing, toys, money, or other things, I strongly feel that reaching out to people and letting them know that you care is so important. In my opinion, the world could use a little more compassion.
Western Union also believes in giving back and that when money moves, better things happen. Whether it's helping a family connect, helping a child pursue their education or assisting a business, when money is sent by Western Union customer, the economy thrives and individual lives are are changed and fulfilled.
The Chain of Betters Project is something new from Western Union. This amazing idea empowers people with the opportunity to change the lives of others. As the money moves around the world, creating a chain of good deeds, together all of us can start to change lives in a way we wouldn't have imagined was even possible. This isn't just saying money moves for better ~ This is proving it ~ together!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.