One of the privileges of working in philanthropy is seeing people rise to the challenge when tragedy strikes.

Yesterday, this email came across an email list for those of us involved in AHP, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Neil gave me permission to share it on my blog:

AHP Colleagues: Please remember those who lost lives and were injured in yesterday’s massacre at Fort Hood.

Most of the injured were brought here to Scott & White. The public has responded dramatically to give blood and in other ways. So many showed up at our blood bank yesterday afternoon that many were asked to go home and come back this morning. They did. There is a long line at the blood bank as I write this.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers……..Neil

I too ask that you remember all those involved in the tragedy in your thoughts and prayers, and those who aren’t on that base but are now equally traumatized.

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