Tuesday, April 29, 2008

3 gallons of gas

I realize this is a diversion from the typical environmental blog posting. But it's an issue that's dear to my heart.

As we all know, gas prices are hitting families hard. It wasn’t long ago that we complained about $2 a gallon. Now, it approaches $4.

While skyrocketing gasoline prices impact our own budgets, it harms those in most need of help more.

The furniture/household item delivery program at Fresh Start of Indiana, an organization devoted to getting domestic violence victims back on their feet, is facing cutbacks due to rising gas prices. The Indianapolis-based organization has had to reduce the number of furniture deliveries to their clients due to the increase of gas prices. Every increase at the pump hampers the group’s ability to help domestic violence victims get a “fresh start” in life with the simple necessities of a home.

I realize we are in challenging times, but I urge you to consider donating the cost of three gallons of gas, or more if you are able, to Fresh Start of Indiana's furniture/household item delivery program . You can do this by supporting the “3 gallons of gas” campaign.

Visit http://3gallonsofgas.blogspot.com to how to help. Together, we can make a difference for families in need in central Indiana.

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