Sidewalk Angels: A Source of Inspiration
Does anyone else find the events taking place around the world more than a little disturbing? Bless those folks who get out there and do what they can to try to make the world a better place, and bless the Sidewalk Angels Foundation for improving the lives of four-legged furry friends and also two-legged friends around the world. This March, 2011 quarterly update wants to tell you about the work that Marisol and Rob Thomas’s Sidewalk Angels Foundation has done to lend its support to “Rescue Unwanted Furry Friends,” located in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and at www.911ruff.org, and also the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), located in Muncie, Indiana, and at www.munciearf.com. Both of these organizations have been in need of help so that they can continue with their work to provide shelter, medical care, and love to abused and abandoned animals until permanent homes can be found. Want to lend a helping hand? In addition to their web sites, these organizations can be found on twitter @911RUFFORG and @munciearf.
Speaking of twitter, have you checked out @Sidewalkangels and @Petsalive? Our Sidewalkangels donated a 2011 Grammy Celebrity Gift Basket to Petsalive in February, which was then auctioned on eBay to generate $2,500.00! If you have been checking out @Sidewalkangels, then you’d also know that Howard Stern recently ranted about people who abandon their pets at shelters. Usually Howard Stern is just plain funny, but he’s actually helping to inspire also, and to me that’s part of what the Sidewalk Angels Foundation and its companion site on twitter are accomplishing to make the world a better place. Personally, during the past five years I’ve written recommendation letters for about 35 students to help them gain admission to various graduate, medical, and pharmacy programs, but somehow I think that pales in comparison to the good works being done by the Sidewalk Angels Foundation. In addition to its animal rescue events, there are the additional gems of unexpected inspiration. The following quote from Mother Teresa recently appeared on twitter @sidewalkangels: “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” So, check out http://twitter.com/sidewalkangels. You’ll feel inspired.
-Dr. Jeanne Kuhler