“The only way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others. Devote yourself to your community and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” -Mitch Albom

I came across this video on Facebook. Please take five minutes out of your busy schedule to have a look.

Pat Williams has a fantastic book out titled, ‘The Magic of Team Work.”  Well Father Jim Cunningham and a few good people from Buffalo got together and did all they could to work their magic and help hurricane Sandy victims right before Christmas.

Please take time to view this video; with all the crazy stuff that goes on in our nation, just know that there are some very good souls out there willing to help. Willing to work as a team in order to, as Father Jim says in the video, “Ease the pain.”



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6 Responses to “EASE THE PAIN”

  1. TomFields says:

    Thanks for sharing. If we can’t help each other out, why are we here? Holy Name people have always understood charity and helping out those down on their luck.

  2. TonyF16th St says:

    This is all great and everything but the problem is when a catastrophie of this magnitude strikes I’m not saying people don’t appreciate the “acts of kindness” but people are people and it may sound greedy but why the hell aren’t our Leaders taking care of these people why do they have to beg for what is owed them? Dealing with theses political scumbags is like when a friend borrows money from you. Now your the bad guy who has to chase after him for whats is yours.

  3. David Cullen says:

    Well put!!! “With all the crazy stuff going on,” and mentioning these “kind souls.” It’s the truth. In the midst of a “bad day,” I usually am fortunate to bump into someone who just makes me better. What these people do is proof that there are genuinely concerned and altruistic people in the world.

    By the way, does or did Mitch Albom write for the “Detroit Free Press” or the “Detroit News.” I know him as a sportswriter, but I was never sure of what publication he wrote for. Seen him on TV too.

  4. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    Tony, there seems to be a huge gap in what “should” happen and what actually does- and a lot of people get caught out there- you ask almost everybody in New Orleans, and they will tell you if not for private citizen groups- churches, fraternities and sororites, etc, that city would never have come back as far as it did- of course all the tourist areas were taken care of, but I am talking about the neighborhoods where the average citizens live

  5. jimmyvac says:

    People have been great. I am equally proud of my friends and family in Staten Island as I am of my Brooklyn folks. It’s the institutions like Tony said, whether it’s the politicians holding back the money or the insurace company telling you that you are not covered for this or that because the wording in the policy is suspect to interpretation. I refuse to feel like the bad guy to demand the coverage I paid for 30 years. If you think you have been wronged by your insurance you can go to the consumer affairs insurance division at either the city or state level and don’t be afraid to escalate. Insurance companies are hiring sub contractors to help and there are corners being cut. There are also SBA loans available with low or no costs and low rates if all else fails. We gotta fight the good fight. Thank God we have private organizations, churches like Holy Name, small businesses and good people that are lending a hand.


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