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#31    joc

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 12:55 AM

I know 2pac;  I saw the same footage..just so sad.  But did you hear what Chertoff said?  He heads The Homeland Security office.  He said that America needs to prepare themselves for the dewatering of the city.  It is going to be a very, very ugly scene...worse than you could ever imagine.  
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 08:44 AM

Its one of the the most saddest thing iv'e seen, and what makes it worse is that your not safe either, people are getting killed, and women and children are being raped, i mean what the hell is going on, i just hope with extra soldiers they sort it, because that kind of stuff going on is just crazy, i think the people have sufferd enough, my heart goes out to them all. sad.gif

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 09:25 AM

i see a documentary because i live in france the first they USA the 1 first power nation has been devasted by a huge hurrican, like i said very nation can't do nothing against nature, however there something really because every people has in danger and in miserye i see baby crying and the nation do nothing except put the army for stopping thieves that too bad really.

We can see people are living for themself like buying gun, shotgun for protecting themself from thieves now it's more like a "rebellion" i don't know which word to use.

they don't help each other, balck, white we are all the same isn't it  mellow.gif.

Because everyone have losing all and they must help each other, i know i doesn't living it but that i will do if i was them.




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Posted 05 September 2005 - 06:24 PM

The N.O. tragedy is NO WORSE than alot of tragedies that go on around the world. In fact for some reason N.O. is getting all the atention when there are equally tragic victims in the state of LA.

Natural disasters are very sad, but have been happening since the begining of the world, and will contiue to happen because thats just how Nature is.

Now what i find reallys ad, is that while all this was happening over ther, there were criminals that actually thought the best thing to do is to go around, rapping children, stealing from their neighboors homes, trying to steal boats form doctors and nurses transporting patients and shooting at rescuers. Its because of these criminals, help couldnt come sooner. Why send help to be killed ?

There is no WORSE tragedy than the ARM the "human beeing" causes to its equals.

I was watching a show last week about a terrible situation going on in Africa were they asked a boy what had happened in the village and he said   " the rebels came, took all the girls than gathered the teachers from the school, killed, chopped into pieces and cooked them. Than they gave them to us to eat, and the children that wouldnt eat their teachers got shot in the head"..." he than continued, " they got my mother and told me and my brothers to kill her ...and if we didnt kill our mother they would kill us... so we killed her."

Like I said, its a sad sad situation, but its no worse than many around the world.

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 06:34 PM

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 07:30 PM

blink.gif Okay, since this is a how can you help the people thread, I'm going to get it back on track.

Volunteers are coming out of the woodwork here. So many, that they are being turned away...which is a great relief. thumbsup.gif

The drop off stations for the people that are relocating are stuffed beyond capacity, with inventory spilling over into the parking lots. The police departments drive for dog crates, food, water, etc,...brought in to rescue lost pets in Mississippi was overwhelming. Those items will be shipped in the morning after spending all night tonight being shrink wrapped.

The housing authority has been sending vans, to anyones house that wants to donate furniture. They've picked up refrigerators, TVs, beds, washers, dryers....

People are showing up just to give them their phone numbers and tell them if they need anything to call.

THAT is what it's all about!!! original.gif


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Posted 05 September 2005 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE(Michelle @ Sep 5 2005, 03:30 PM)
THAT is what it's all about!!! original.gif

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 07:56 PM

I don't know if somebody has already said this but I heard they are also collecting diapers for all the mothers that have children and stuff and i am goin to volunteer at a shelter because many of the victims have evacuated to my area and it's so devastating but i hate to say it but I think we could have prepared a little bit more for this
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 04:58 PM

If anyone is interested, Larry King's website e-mailed me with the contact information for donating no longer used musical instruments. I've gotten no responce from them, but who knows, the building may be gone. sad.gif

Anyway, it's the New Orleans Jazz Organization...

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:20 PM

original.gif Yes, I'm bumping this back to the first page...

I keep hearing all the bellyaching about what should've, could've, would've happened if this or that. I've seen the huge response from my city coming to the rescue of the displaced people from all over the gulf. But sadly, most of what I've seen on UM are arm chair generals that aren't doing a damn thing but complaining about how everyone else is handling this situation. angry.gif

If anybody is doing ANYTHING to contribute, PLEASE, restore my faith in the rest of the world and tell me about it!!! crying.gif

edit:And, I don't mean your governments, I mean your personal contributions.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:06 AM

Well Michelle, I just went to a campaign fundraiser kick off for the Hurricane relief, by the Red Cross. They are getting businesses to help raise money all over the downtown core.

The kick off was at a restaurant called 'Fat Tuesday's' original.gif and they are having a Mardi Gras campaign where they are selling beeds for $1 that go to the fund.

My friend came with me tonight, and is looking at throwing a big event with a whole bunch of kids from the school she works at, among other schools to help raise money. She talked to a staff member at the Red Cross, and this person told her that she could even get the media involved.

People are being generous and contribute when they can, but most of them (like myself) do it quietly. original.gif

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:06 PM

My daughter finially got elec today, and so many has been thru hell..I lost half my home but can rebuild..I am doing some volunteer work as we speak, for the Red Cross..Im just grateful for what I do have left,and nothing can replace the lifes tooken. It will be a long battle ahead, sorry I havent been here for a while, had to go to Mississippi to help my daughter. I hope all familys on UM will be safe, as well as those who arent UM members..
A battle to overcome, and it will be a long recovery..
Stay safe all!! and..My heart goes out to all as well..
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:39 PM

I will be able to send some money at the end of the month. Better yet, my birthday is coming up; all be well and right with the world, I will see if I can send the amount connected to my age. If not, I will send half. I am on disability benefit for my condition, but I am also a survivor of a natural disaster and I would like to see what little I have go to the children of Katrina.

Not only that, I have a daughter, who lives in the US and I know how I would feel if I found she was a victim of Katrina. So, in effect, it would be for the fact that I am fortunate that my daughter is alive and well and pray that it helps reunite families and helps the dear little children and the other children,as well, who are alone.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:32 PM

I have been working the last three days in a church who is not only taking massive amounts of donations to the gulf states but are also opening a shelter for evacuees.

This isn't my church but we saw on the news that they needed volunteers so me and my mother went.

She has worked in the office (recovering from shoulder surgery) for the last three days. She has been answering phones that have been ringing off the hook.

I have been working in the warehouse separating food, clothes, and personal items into boxes, taping them, labeling them, and re stacking them to go into a truck.

It has been HARD back breaking work but, like so many other people, I have felt the need to DO something other than just donate money. We had already sent food and supplies through my son's school.

But it makes us feel so much better to be helping out. To do something.

I will probably go back Monday if not over the weekend. They are shutting down for tomorrow until we find out what OUR hurricane is going to do.

This is what we have been told. Please don't donate any more clothes. No one can afford to ship it and they already have more than they can use. (This is what we have been told....by whom I have no idea. But every place in town has quit taking clothes donations except baby clothes.)

If you donate canned foods.....PLEASE....throw in a few can openers. Just pick some up at the dollar store. How horrible is it to think of homeless, hungry people with tons of canned food and no way to get them open?! They have told everyone who called us to please bring can openers if possible.

Please don't send in the stuff you have had sitting around for years and cant bear to throw away yourself. It just makes more work for someone else who DOES have to throw it away.

I had to sift through things yesterday like flour with bugs, cooking supplies that expired 15 years ago, and well....cooking supplies!! Who is cooking?? Chandelier cleaner?? Silver polish?? Canning supplies??!! Come on! LOL!

don't forget the animals. Pet food, liter boxes, liter, leashes are all needed.

Diapers of all sizes, wipes, formula, baby food.

Over the counter meds. Tylenol, first aid kits, neosporin, ect.

Someone sent in diabetic supplies (over the counter) which I thought was really great! No needles.

Please don't send things that needs water or heat as not everyone has that. Water is at a premium. Please don't send powdered milk, instant teas, dry soup, beans, coffee. I had a whole box of jello, instant pudding, and COOK and eat pudding yesterday.

No fresh bread unless you live REALLY close to where it is going. We sent what was given to us to our kitchen where it will be used for the evacuees who are already there. We are expecting up to 150 by next week. I live in north east Florida. That is a long way for them to go. We have already supplied about 20 people with food and clothes in the last two days who happened to find us. Most of them were from Mississippi.

Don't forget things like deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving supplies, feminine products, school supplies.

Some places are taking toys.

Just think about what you would want or need. Please don't consider this a chance to clean out your cupboards. I don't mean that giving of what you have is a bad thing. But just please make sure that it isn't expired, opened, or have bugs in it. That could ruin a whole, hugh box of food if not more.

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Never consider anything you can do to little. A girl came in yesterday morning. She was in tears as she told us that she had no idea until the day before how bad things actually were out there. I guess she hadn't been watching tv. But she finally saw the aftermath on Oprah. She told us she has a friend out there who moved there last year. She cant find her right now. She didn't have anything but one dollar and some change but she gave everything she had. That is giving your all. Not giving a lot...but giving all you can.

I don't have a lot of money but I will donate. But I felt since the day after this happened that I had to DO something. It was all I could do not to get in my car and race out there. I was so excited when my mom told me about this church. It is a hugh undertaking and there hasn't always been enough help but we are working hard to make it happen.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:11 PM

What can i do to help? Absolutly nohting! grin2.gif





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