10.27.2010

Lotsa Helping Hands

Ever since I wrote about my girlfriend's breast cancer diagnosis, I have been inundated with emails and comments from friends and strangers asking how they can help.

Not wanting to be any more of a buttinsky than I already was becoming, I had to wait until my girlfriend was ready for me to take the next step. It had to be on her terms.

After three weeks, endless doctor's appointments, and realizing that she too has limited hours in her day, she is finally accepting that a little help would go a long way.


And with that, I can now present ... Lotsa Helping Hands.


Lotsa Helping Hands is an online Caregiving Coordination Community that allows people to sign up to offer help to a person or family in need. It details exactly what the family needs on exactly which date. It has a place to offer well wishes. A section to post messages and to view pictures. And there's even a tab there to donate money for those people who really want to help but are unable due to geographic limitations.

In order to get onto this website, you need to click here.... Lotsa Helping Hands.

This link will take you to the login page, where you will enter your email address. Because this website is going out to thousands of people today, my only request when you sign up is to just write in the comment area how you heard of Jen. This is to keep out the lurkers. Each new member will be approved as soon as possible. One quick note ... the login page will ask you for your phone number and email. Don't worry, it is kept private and is NOT published anywhere on the website. I checked!

Please feel free to share this with anyone in the DC area and beyond. Jen will happily take all the help she can get.

p.s. thank you to bfiles who passed along this website.

10 comments:

Bfiles said...

I'm so glad.

Shannon said...

You rock! Now I can do something beside leave messages.

Anna See said...

Awesome! We did this for my friend Helen and it was wonderful. xo

Kristen said...

Wow, thanks for this Jill. That is so incredibly thoughtful of you to post this. What a great idea!

Brooke said...

As ever, you are thoughtful and efficient. Can I just say again how glad I am for blogging?

Jack said...

I have heard really good things about that site.

Kat said...

That is so very cool. And I think your friend is so, so wise to take help when she can get it! :)

Becky said...

Your post has been included in the weekly State Department Blog Round Up
at:

http://smallbitsfs.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-never-knew-state-department-round-up.html


Thanks for your wonderful contribution!

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Emily said...

What an amazing friend. Thanks for giving those of us far away a chance to help out!
You are awesome, Jill.

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