"Wish I could pack up the RV and a big trailer of water, food, and medical supplies and head down to help, but due to existing professional commitments, I can't just take off work for more than 2-3 days at a time. Already scheduled for ER shifts all the way through October."
This is was part of his first post that I was referring to and yes you very correct it did take a turn with the salary issue. But I saw his frustration about the "thank you" aspect.
I obviously know Chris (not very well) but have read many other posts about helping and volunteering that he has been a part of.
I guess I just respect the fact knowing we all have choices that some (not just him) make in regards to helping others and volunteering and not worry about personal gain. I am not one of those people!!! I allow myself to get rapped up in work and boating to the extent that it's not possible to find time to help others.
So not trying to twist the post and the reasons behind it but I can see the frustration that folks must have when they try to do the right thing and someone else profits from it without even a "thank you"
This happens to all of us throughout life one way or another and Yes I know we are all big boys I just wanted to show a different opinion from the outside looking in and I may be way off!
But hey on a funny note I did "Stay Smart" last night! I travel a lot for business and it just so happens that Holiday Inn is letting you turn points into cash so I will be contributing 175K points to the Red Cross and Holiday Inn will match it. I am not sure of the cash value!