Finally, A Food Blog!
Whenever there is a birthday, funeral, or other special occasion in my family, someone inevitably bakes “Jo Helen’s Lemonade Cake.”
I don’t know where the recipe originated, although I’m guessing it was probably clipped from a popular women’s magazine or even some product box. Regardless it’s always attributed to our Grandma Jo, and the tradition has been passed down to Jo’s children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren.
Fulton family loyalty prevents me from disclosing the particulars here. However, since August is a big month at ALAN (among other things, we’re celebrating our 14th anniversary), I would like to share an equally meaningful recipe with you today.
It’s not quite as old as the lemonade cake, and it’s a bit more work intensive. But I think you’ll be able to figure out why it’s one of my favorites.
ALAN’s Recipe for Disaster Response Success
63 nonprofit organizations
31 association partners
Hundreds of donations of in-kind services and expertise
Mix all ingredients generously. Spread over 14 years and 30 disasters. And serve up with a generous heap of caring and compassion.
Yields $50 million in humanitarian aid delivered to hundreds of thousands of survivors.
Recipe may be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled – with your help! Donate today to support our work. www.ALANAid.org
Thanks as always, for being part of our recipe for success. And may all of your August gatherings be nothing but sweet.