Snowy Cactus

I keep up with golf, and yesterday was one of the weirdest days I can remember. The Accenture Matchplay tournament had to cancel its first round yesterday because of snow. That may not seem strange, considering it’s February, but it is. The Accenture Matchplay takes place in Tucson. Arizona. Southern Arizona doesn’t look like this:

That’s not supposed to happen, right? I bet the golfers didn’t land at the airport in Tucson thinking they’d need snow boots.

Weather is a weird and unpredictable thing. Just when you think you have it figured out, it surprises you. That’s why it’s so important to prepare for unexpected events. It’s important to be prepared for tornadoes if you live in the midwest, and hurricanes if you live on the gulf.

Sometimes, no matter how much you think you’ve prepared, it doesn’t matter. You can’t prepare for losing everything. Organizations like TWCD realize that. We know it’s hard to rebuild and restore everything to its rightful place. We know the most important thing in a crisis is a helping hand. We try to respond to disasters because we know how much it is needed and appreciated. We take volunteers with us because we know how much it can change their lives to be appreciated.

Sometimes it snows in Arizona, and nothing makes sense. Sometimes a family loses its farm to a fire in Australia. That’s where we want to be: lending a helping hand and showing hope to people who need it.

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