Hard times, emergencies make us realize we’re all in this together

Monday, June 16, 2008 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:10 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The number of devastating disasters that have occurred in so many communities, combined with the state of the economy, have created circumstances that are taking their toll on many of us. The lives of so many, either their own or that of a friend or family member, have been negatively affected. It’s at the point where it seems that almost everyone you meet has a sad story to tell.