Everybody sticking to their New Years resolutions? No? It's alright, there's always next year! My New Year's resolution was to blog at least twice a month, and y'all see how well that's worked out.
Our lives are more chaotic than ever. Seems like we run harder, for longer in this truck, just to pay bills that keep multiplying like rabbits. Sounds like everyday America, right? Sometimes you have to take the time to STOP what you're doing and remember just how fortunate we all are. We have homes to go to, a positive balance in the checking account(even if its small) food in the fridge, clothes on our backs, and most of all, love. Now you may be thinking, "Love, February, makes sense." I'm talking about a little different kind of love. Not just the romantic kind, but the kind that leaves no place in the heart untouched. Yep, you got it now, friends, family, neighbors, and community. The ties that bind each and every one of us to the places we call home. I have discovered that my ties are binding. This is something that most people take for granted and are absolutely sure of. This was not the case for me in the beginning, as I floated along in my new neighborhood. Of course, that may have had something to do with not getting home enough, but I digress.
|The lovely Ms Katy @ Safehouse|
All in all, I continue my patronage here not just because of my innate coffee snobbery, but because I love this place and all the people within. These folks, the first people I met on my own in a strange new place, made me feel welcome and included me in something I'd been desperately missing; community. This is what has prompted me to share their story with you. On January 30th, 2012, our friends at Safehouse, along with many in our little community, watched as the building went up in flames. By the grace of God, no one died or was injured. So here comes the hard part boys and girls; pitching in. Not only to show our support when times are tough, but to keep a very unique and vitally necessary part of our community alive. You can read more about Safehouse, and what they're about at www.safehousebev.com/
Efforts are being pulled together and the community as a whole is rallying around plans to rebuild Safehouse. A friend in the coffee industry has started an EverRibbon campaign online to raise funds for the rebuild at http://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/5123
We need to come together to keep small business alive!
If you would like to donate to Safehouse, there has also been a fund set up through United Bank. United Bank is our hometown bank and has locations all through out the Spalding and Pike County area. You can donate at any branch, just specify that it is for Safehouse. All donations are tax deductible. If you need a direct contact to talk about your donation, you can reach Michael Thurston at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 770-584-4442. Thank you in advance for the kindness and love you have shown and continue to show the Safehouse family! In helping them, you allow them to continue helping others.
Until next time folks, eat well, laugh often, and drive America's highways safely.