Kruse hopes area citizens "find a way to somehow help those people, whether it's through a donation to ShelterBox or other organizations providing humanitarian aid .... As a family is making Thanksgiving plans, think about being thankful for all that we do have and that we're not hit by a typhoon." Of donations, he points out, "Every little bit helps. It doesn't have to be a huge amount."
Tax-deductible donations to ShelterBox USA can be made online at www.shelterboxusa.org; by mail to 8374 Market St., No. 203, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202; by texting SHELTER to 20222 to make a $10 donation; or by calling 941-907-6036.