Today is the sixth annual observance of Humanitarian Day in the U.S., the largest collective Muslim-organized charitable event. It features Muslims working with other faiths to serve those in need. The most important aspect of this day is treating others with respect, love and dignity—something much needed in the world.
While I’m not Muslim, I sincerely respect what this effort means and wholeheartedly applaud their endeavors. More information may be found here.
Source: poster by Wladyslaw Teodor Benda, 1918, Red Cross Museum
This is a good time to post an update on our own humanitarian effort—knitting bandages for leprosy patients. The bandages are starting to arrive and we even have new participants. When I receive your package, I’m marking them as RECEIVED by your name in the right-hand column. Please remember it takes about 4–5 days for mail to arrive in Tucson from the east coast.
Each bandage is a blessing of love for those afflicted with leprosy. And, for those who wonder why we don’t just buy gauze bandages, it’s because they don’t last and can’t be washed. Our knit or crochet bandages can be laundered and re-used by the patients—a “green” effort if you want to look at it that way.