Re: OT: Disaster Relief
- From: "Gwen Love" <cglghl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:07:34 -0500
Ticks me off too, Duckie, big time!
"Duckie" <maroldcXXnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thanks. I have sent you note along to a few. Hope you
> don't mind. I had not figured out what to do myself as
> we donated to the Red Cross for the tsunami and they
> have shamelessly wasted money mailing us requests for
> money every six weeks since then. What a waste of money
> for stamps and printing costs, electricity...; what a
> waste of paper; what a waste of our landfills and
> natural resources; and finally what a way to tick me off.
> Rosemarie Shiver wrote:
> > Hi, all,
> > I put this together for the Fibro NG and I thought it would be good
> > put it here, too. I have a lotta experience with the good, bad and ugly
> > disaster relief. :-( So here's my advice:
> > First off...if you give to the Red Cross, make sure it's
> > blood yer donating, if yer meds. will allow ya to. Yeah, it may not be
> > popular to say don't send yer $$ to the Red Cross, but don't. They put
> > where it shouldn't have gone last year and didn't get it to where they
> > shoulda. I asked for help getting meds. and they said nope. We had no
> > electricity 3 separate times and that meant the drugstores didn't,
> > either....so without Red Cross help I ran out. Ta heck with sending them
> > money...they don't help ya if they can avoid helping ya. :-(
> > Bless those who actually do send volunteers and food and clothing
> > water and aid:
> > a.. United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or
> > http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005/#katrina
> > a.. Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or www.salvationarmyusa.org
> > a.. Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or www.er-d.org
> > a.. American Baptist Churches USA (ABC-USA) :
> > https://www.disasternews.net/donations/abc.php
> > And when it comes to the hard work of rebuilding when folks can't afford
> > or their ins. company has gone bankrupt the most amazing folks in the
> > world are:
> > Mennonite Disaster Service:
> > The Mennonites are still here in this area one year later....they'll be
> > working to rebuild after Katrina for more than a year, certainly.
> > If you can contribute...great. If not, don't feel guilty; just send
> > wishes and good thoughts for the victims. That'll help, too.
> > This is some FEMA tips: http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm FEMA is a
> > professional group. They can't give a whole lotta aid...after all it's
> > tax dollar they're spending; but they are a caring and fair bunch.
> > gotten 1000% better than after Andrew. FEMA stunk, then. LOL I sure hope
> > don't ever hafta rate 'em again. I do think they'll distribute aid as
> > as they can for Katrina's victims, tho'. B+...if they had more funding
> > they'd get an A.
> > For the critters there, send donations to the The Humane Society of the
> > United States Disaster Relief Fund at: http://www.hsus.org/
> > Thanks for all you did for Florida last year. And TIA for all you'll do
> > the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida people/animals this year
> > help them in coming outta the dark.
> > Hugs from Rosie
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> _('< "AFLAC!"
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