Hurricane of a Week. . .

Natural disasters sure know how to show up at the worst possible times, don’t they?  I’ve been dreading this week since far before the talk of this Frankenstorm came about. You see, we’ve got our biggest event of the year, The Love Ball, coming up this Saturday and, as the event planner, that means I’ve basically sold my soul to Love Ball until it’s over.  The week before a major event always consists of last minute detail tweaking, perfecting, modifying and finalizing – not to mention crisis management. Add a record breaking hurricane to that and you’ve got quite the “perfect storm” (har har) for an event planner’s worst nightmare. So yeah, this is going to be quite an interesting five days.

Last year’s Love Ball, a gala where you can mix, mingle, dance and dine – all with your dog! Photo by Joseph Allen Images.

The Love Ball 2011 – we are looking forward to this year! Photo by Joseph Allen Images.

Everyone on the East Coast being effected by Sandy, please stay safe!  Many local emergency response teams are setting up evacuation shelters for both animals and pets – so if you have to evacuate, please don’t leave the critters behind! Be sure to have an emergency plan for ALL members in your family, pets included.

In the same vein, many shelters will need extra help this week if they lose power or evacuate! The Baltimore shelter, BARCS, is evacuating 200+ animals probably as you’re reading this. If you’re able, look up if your local shelter needs help!

Stay safe and dry, everyone!

6 thoughts on “Hurricane of a Week. . .

  1. Karen Wagner

    Keeping all the animal’s and people out there in my prayer’s. Stay safe everyone and I will be thinking of all of you this week from WI. xoxo

  2. I’m shocked that I’ve been reading you for over a year. It seems like just recently I read about last year’s Love Ball. Wow, time flies. Keep safe and keep sane.

  3. Lynnie

    If anyone can pull this off, you can. I will have all animals and people in my thoughts, hoping everyone finds safe shelter.
    And I hope you have the best Love Ball turnout EVER!!!!

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