I woke up today in horror at the events in New York City and Washington DC. (Yahoo News) Its times like this that we need to step back from everything and think about the lives lost and the families affected.

On behalf of TheOneRing.net and its staff, I offer our deepest prayers and sympathies to everyone who is affected by this tragedy. Unfortunately, it seems our world is a lot darker today, and it is days like this, when I long for places like the Shire to escape this madness.

Please donate blood, volunteer, send money, do whatever you can to help the hundreds and thousands of families worldwide that will be affected by this tragedy.

Tolkien fans come from a wide range backgrounds and financial standing, so please help out with this cause if you are able.

Red Cross appeals for blood: 1-800-448-3543

ps – I was updating the latest news early this morning, if you wish to see the article, click here. [More]