About The Cause

Massage Without Borders is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide immediate or temporary relief for the massage therapy and healing arts community during times of natural disaster or other long term crisis. MWB gathers resources and funding to assist our community initiating and empowering local recipients to be self-sufficient during recovery from disaster and trauma.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Call to Action: Karen Heftman

Karen Heftman is a reflexologist in Illinois who has had to overcome a tragedy most of us could only imagine in a bad dream. She woke up one January morning and found out her business ("FEET by Karen") was on fire. The fire started in the basement of the building her business was housed in, and quickly spread. Although the fire was extinguished in three hours, her business, which was a dream come true, was now a total loss. Karen's liability insurance also would not cover anything she lost in the fire.

   As a massage therapist this story hits close to home. I cannot imagine the thoughts and feelings running through Karen as she watched her business burn to the ground. All that time, energy, and money dedicated to building up her business and all the memories those walls held as she matured it and was able to share her gift of healing...there was more lost than just the material things.

   Massage Without Borders has decided we would help Karen get back on her feet (literally) and we need your help as well. She sent us a list of all the things she lost in the fire that needed to be replaced and we took that list and made her an Amazon Wishlist. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/22AM4RXMGLXEE (make sure to sort by Unpurchased). There are items ranging from a couple dollars to a little over $100. If you come across items you would like to purchase for Karen, add them to your cart and at checkout you will see the option to ship directly to her. Choose that and Amazon will make sure Karen gets the items! This is a great way to help her rebuild her relocated business. There are a lot of items on there, everything from furniture to cleaning supplies, from decor to office supplies,  etc. Every little bit helps.

   Want to help but would prefer to send a money donation? No problem. Head over to our website and click the Donate button. You can donate through Paypal that way, just add a note that it's for Karen's fund. Remember donations are tax deductible as well! We really hope you'll feel as inspired as we do to help this lovely woman get back to sharing her gift with others and rebuild her dream. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us...and again thank you so much for supporting MWB and everything we stand for! We're all in this together!

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