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New Orleans, Hurricanes and Poets - Update - Karen, see #435

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latearrival
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400 posted 09-02-2005 07:19 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Mysteria, thanks for the news from Serenity.. Serenity, So happy to know you have found a haven for now.

I have been watching T.V. all night and needed to take a nap. Just found above in my
e-mail. Thought it would help to know there are a few who have a home to go to and they may be the ones who will help rebuild New Orleans. love to all , martyjo
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401 posted 09-02-2005 07:35 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

No Karilea -- its just a joke... the other day when Ringo asked for prayers for his book deal I said I'd brush my teeth with my left hand...

Earlier Serenity said it was ok for me to brush my teeth with my left hand in lieu of praying..

More missing person boards

looking for someone: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9159961/

tell them you're safe: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9159954/

live discussion: http://messages.msnbc.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=index&webtag=msnbc_katrina

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402 posted 09-02-2005 07:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Can't wait to see what you fill that notebook with, Karen....you have material!

Nothing survives like a survivor.....you have proven you earn that title. Mucho admiration from Florida...

Titia Geertman
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403 posted 09-02-2005 09:03 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Vicky, I tried your renewed Katrina website, but whenever I try to get to one of the links up above, I get an error message.

Titia

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vlraynes
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404 posted 09-02-2005 09:15 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Hey Titia...

I don't know why that would be happening to you...

Unless... several of the links are set up to open in a new window, so if you have a pop-up blocker, that could possibly be causing a problem...

Other than that?... I really don't know...

I haven't heard of anyone else having a problem.. but if they are, I hope someone will let me know...

Oh... and?...

When you get the error message, what does it say?

That might help to figure it out too...
littlewing
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405 posted 09-02-2005 09:40 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

hit CTRL button, hold it down, don't let go when accessing the site, I think your right there, Vic.

Got those links, Reb, thanks.
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406 posted 09-02-2005 10:07 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Vicky, I tried to post something after registering, it read 'no new posts' in the forum to offer individual assistance.
Also, its getting hard to find the site LOL for those of us who forgot to put a link in favorites...I had to go backwards through the pages on this post to find it. Can you start another post somehwere that gives us a quicker link? My PC is draggin itself lately, and even with DSL I am having some difficulty accessing pages quickly. Don't know what's wrong, as I run AVG, Spybot, operate behind firewalls and block most popups. LOL, anyway, I would like to offer some help, I have access to a local thrift store where I can get lots of things for mere pennies, and might be able to ship some items to displaced families. I would love it if someone in Texas would be willing to receive some goods that could go to one of the relo centers.  ?anyone?
iliana
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407 posted 09-02-2005 11:33 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Check your email, Kacy.  
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408 posted 09-03-2005 12:15 AM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Kelly, thanks for sharing the good news of your home being spared and the sad news of Chad being home from Iraq and your not being able to see him yet.  

Yes going 'home' is a lot more than one's own house and family as you pointed out.  The businesses, church and resteraunts you frequent are gone as are friends and neighbors.  Life is forever changed.

I pray you'll soon be seeing Chad and that your future gets brighter by the day.

God bless,
  Rae
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409 posted 09-03-2005 12:49 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Same here, Kelly.   ......jo
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410 posted 09-03-2005 01:56 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks, Jo! I'll be sending you some things ASAP, probably next Tuesday since Monday is a holiday.
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411 posted 09-03-2005 11:31 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

A note about Wal-Mart Store Shopping Cards:

I love that darn Wal-Mart, well they came to Canada and we love them here, but Canadians should be aware, that if they are sending Wal-Mart Shopping Cards to their friends and family in the United States they don't work down there if purchased in Canada.   Tracey emailed me to tell me they have a different system on their computers down there and American Wal-Marts will not validate Canadian Wal-Mart Shopping Cards.  So don't send any!  

Hrummmph!  We will have to fix that situation darn fast!     Check out to make sure the store you are purchasing certificates from in Canada will honor their use in the United States before sending anything to your friends or family folks!

Thanks Tracey for that information.

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412 posted 09-03-2005 02:43 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

I'm still on vacation, but finally found someone with a computer and Internet service.
I have not stopped thinking or praying for my pip friends since before Katrina made landfall..especially our Serenity.
I'll be home in a few more days...
God Bless everyone down south.
Nancy Lee
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413 posted 09-03-2005 04:28 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

FYI, if anyone is trying to send money to loved ones, Western Union has only cut it's fees for recipients in the states of LA, MS, and AL. I found a similar service that was much cheaper than Western Union

www.emoneygram.com  
(then click on consumer products)

They have 75,000 locations world-wide, many of which are in the US, so you can go to one of their locations to transfer money to the location nearest to the person you want to send to. They also have an on-line service, but I didn't try that (not sure that it's available to those of us in Canada)

For Canadians who want to send money, most of our postal offices are affiliated with this service. I went to my local post office to send the money, and they told me that it would be available to the location closest to my friend within about 10 minutes.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to e-mail me.
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414 posted 09-03-2005 04:34 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Houston is great!  There have been so many who have volunteered to help that the AstroDome has had to turn people away.  The thing is....this is going to be a long-term need....I just hope and pray that when a couple of weeks pass, people don't forget they and their efforts are still needed.  It is so easy to be moved by the news....then when the next story comes along, we forget.  We need to remember that there are hungry and needy everywhere, and make giving and doing a part of our regular living and not just during the initial news coverage.  If the whole world believed like this then I feel certain it would be a better place.  

I love this place and all the folks here!   .......jo
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415 posted 09-03-2005 05:21 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

http://katrina.raynedaycreations.com/

Thats Vicky's site.   Vic?  You want to put this someplace where everyone can get to it easier?

Kacy - everything is loading slow here, too.  I think so many people are hitting sites, that's why.

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416 posted 09-03-2005 05:56 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Slow or no, it's still great just to be able to access the net from my own home! I know I'm lucky.
Here locally, I've collected baby formula and dropped it off at Evergreen Aviation, who have helicopters doing rescue work and now a truckload of bottled water, baby formula and diapers that will head to Biloxi tomorrow, with two volunteer drivers so they can go nonstop. And I'll be sending some stuff to you, Jo, next Tuesday, and would like to send something to Karen at her campsight but don't know the address there in Crowley. ~hint~ if someone emails me Karen's temporary address I'd like to send a personal care package.
I'll be working this evening at a local thrift store, sorting things and have already gathered some items to ship, will get more over the long holiday weekend. Jo, its true, charity is an ongoing thing.
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417 posted 09-03-2005 09:06 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Good for you, Kacy
check your email.
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418 posted 09-03-2005 09:07 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I only have a little bit of time, but I wanted to express gratitude to those of you who have been so generous.

But please know, I am not just putting on a show here, there are many many others who were wiped out by this crisis and others who need more help than I.

I am quite overwhelmed at the outpouring of love from you all--but please, if you would like to help, please know there are people who need it more than I do.

My crisis is temporary.

I really do have a home to return to--others do not. Find a family to adopt and help them get on their feet. Do whatever you can, where ever you might be.

It's hard to type through tears so I'm going to shaddup for now.

My time is limited anyhow.

I miss you all and love you more than I can express.

thank you

and yanno what? I'll be around...
vlraynes
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419 posted 09-03-2005 09:15 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Karen?...

Just ... lots of 'em...

Love ya more...

*smile*
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Karen

Not to worry....I think the whole world is pitching in.  
vlraynes
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421 posted 09-03-2005 09:27 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

And yep...
what jojo said... that they are...

and?...

they also set up a small shelter in Phoenix today...
It will temporarily house 1,000 people...
and last I heard, they were working on a location for more...
so, since I'm unable to travel to help,
I'm hoping to be able to do so,
right here at home...
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422 posted 09-03-2005 10:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

President Hammond of Fort Hays University, Hays, Kansas, said today that they will be glad to take on 400 college students that have been misplaced from LA universities; and will make 25 openings for teachers who have also lost their jobs.

~*~
Officials from the North Central Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross have been told to be ready to receive and shelter in Salina up to 500 victims of Hurricane Katrina from New Orleans.

Executive Director John Degand called a meeting Saturday afternoon that included among others the Salina Fire Department and EMS, Salina Police, the Salina Airport Authority, the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Saline County Emergency Management, the Saline County Health Department, and Salina media.  Degand said that he has been put on notice, and has asked to be prepared, to take care of up to 500 evacuees from New Orleans.

Right now victims are being flown out of New Orleans.  More than likely Degand won't get any notice of a flight bound for Salina until it is in the air.  

In order to make this mission possible citizens are needed to volunteer to help.  Tasks and jobs that need to be filled include helping in registration at the airport, drivers, greeters and escorts, and physical labor.  Volunteers with medical skills are also needed, as are volunteers with bilingual skills.

Anyone who wants to volunteer is asked to call 826-8000 between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday, and between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM both Sunday and Monday.  Volunteers must be able to respond on short notice.  All volunteers will be put on a list, and as soon as official word is received that a flight of hurricane victims is on its way to Salina, the volunteers will be notified of where to go.

~*~

And I know we are only one of hundreds of communities, gearing up to assist.
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423 posted 09-03-2005 10:12 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

This board has renewed my shaky faith in humans. Just thought y'all might wanna know I think you are absolutely the best!
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424 posted 09-03-2005 10:19 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

As previously mentioned -- in addition to seeking to provide basic necessities to refugees via Red Cross and Salvation Army I've been looking into where we can send items directly since those agencies don't want to handle the logistics right now..

One shelter that is looking for non-monetary donations directly is the Austin Convention center

Send items directly to Austin Convention Center http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bab/95273877.html

I'm focusing on books and toys for the little ones which is what I'm going to send.

Iliana -- do you know if the Astro-Dome is going to accept direct shipments?
 
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