I had a telephone conversation tonight with a friend while participating in #SocialChat that seemed so utterly perfect. Let me explain.
Tonight's #SocialChat with guest @TonyaHallRadio discussed social media in a time of crisis. Tonya just lost her home along with countless others in the Colorado Springs wildfire. The discussion on using social media went from social being a platform of information to brand crisis. In the end, everyone rallied around Tonya and wanted to help her and others who have lost their homes. I call this rally the tug.
The tug is what you feel when you want to help. It's a calling from whatever higher power you believe in. It encourages us to do selfless things for others. The tug is what makes others do good for the sake of doing good.
My telephone conversation was with my friend who got the tug to go to Indonesia. He and his wife were called to serve. We were talking about being called and feeling this need in our hearts. So I told him about this tug I have about Atlanta. I feel like that's where I should be. That's where God wants me next. I'm not quite sure why or what is in store for me, but I have the tug to go there and find a nonprofit and volunteer my time.
Tug for Trash and Homeless
By the end of that conversation, my thoughts went to the upcoming Garbage Gala hosted by the St. Louis Salvation Army. This event is raising awareness for homelessness in St. Louis.
You know...it's easy for us to go about our lives and ignore the fact that in record breaking heat, there are people out there who have no place to go to stay cool. They have no place to get a cold drink of water. We have our air conditioned cars, houses, and offices. They have nothing.
It's easy for us to not think about others.
It's easy to be selfish.
So for one night, St. Louisans are going to not be selfish. They're going to have fun...yes. But they're going to do the most good and take a stand against homelessness at the same time.
Models, volunteers, and everyone involved felt a tug to help the St. Louis Salvation Army July 27th. Yes, I'm one of the models along with some other fabulous people who felt a tug big enough to get involved.
Now we're hoping that others feel the tug enough to want to attend the Garbage Bag Gala for a night of homelessness awareness via a fashion show of trashy goodness and duct tape, food, and dancing.
Do you think you have the tug? Tell me what has tugged at you recently.