Latvia's Red Cross “Home Care” Program

Updated on Nov 18, 2011
This is an entry to Chictopia's Week of Giving sponsored by Chictopia.
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karinadej 's thoughts:

PLEASE FAVORITE THIS LOOK TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE
In March of this year I had a chance to visit my home country Latvia. I had lived in the US for 2 years, and after that I had moved to Ireland for 6 months so when I decided to move back to the US, I just couldn’t leave Europe without seeing my loved ones in Latvia. Since I had been away for so long, many things seemed very different from how I left them or just in comparison to States and Ireland. It was no secret that Latvia was in the middle of a very severe economic crisis that made everybody suffer, but the most appalling to me was the situation that the elderly people were in.
One morning I was taking out the trash, and there was an old lady by the trashcan. I didn’t pay much attention to her as I thought she was just there to also get rid of garbage. Then suddenly she turned to me and said:” Dear girl, can you please check the expiration date for this flour? I cannot see well. I just saw a gentle man to throw it out, but I might be still able to use it… What do you think?” I don’t think I have to tell you what my reaction was… tears.
Many of elderly in Latvia are in this situation. Their pensions are minimal; there is no Social Security. They have never been wealthy so they don’t have any savings. On top of that often they are lonely and sick. Ever since I met this lady, it has been a burden on my heart to help. Red Cross in Latvia has a program called “Home Care” , members of which go to old peoples’ houses to take care of them, cook, clean, run errands (like schedule doctors appointments) and help with any other of their needs. And all of this can be done for one person just for $80 a month.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information on the English version of the website (http://www.redcross.lv/start.php?lang=en) so I don’t have very high hopes for this entry, but if you feel moved, more aware, and willing to help in any way, I have gotten at least a bit closer to what I want to be done.
Thank you!!!

ps. Sorry, I know my English is not perfect, as it is not my first language.
pps. Please, add this look as your FAVORITE in order to support this charity!

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COMMENTS (18)

jjoseph
jjoseph on November 20
love the shirt
TheOutlawTorn
TheOutlawTorn on November 20
<3
parii_coleini
parii_coleini on November 19
Love your outfit.
chyrelg
chyrelg on November 18
awesome jeans
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on November 18
nice!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on November 18
cute
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on November 18
Love the shoulder cutouts
immadi
immadi on November 18
very cool
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on November 18
love it :)
LaChicCouture
LaChicCouture on November 18
chic
anonymours
anonymours on November 18
very cool look!
Annachiara
Annachiara on November 18
LOOOVE!!! :D
emeliataveras
emeliataveras on November 18
Lalalalove thissss xx
sandmallow
sandmallow on November 18
i love your sweater, the cutout shoulders are hot and your denim jeans rock +1
NastyLi
NastyLi on November 18
Fab.
StyleRebelz
StyleRebelz on November 18
really cool, i love it!
tauyanm
tauyanm on November 18
luv the boots and top dear!! xx
karinadej
karinadej on November 18
Thanks! The top actually is partially DIY :)
loveymarquez
loveymarquez on November 18
Gorgeous! Love the outfit
karinadej
karinadej on November 18
Thank you so much! :)
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