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

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littlewing
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450 posted 09-05-2005 02:41 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Did you look on the Red Cross site to see if they registered themselves there?   You can register yourself too so they can contact you.
www.redcross.org

to the right . . . look there, click in red where it says Family Links, if not CALL Red Cross they will have ways to communicate.

Visit the Family Links Registry
or Call 1-877 LOVED-1S
(1-877-568-3317)


Good Luck.
littlewing
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451 posted 09-05-2005 04:51 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing


The Network for Good is an amazing resource if anyone is looking to volunteer, donate or look for people or pets.  

Every imaginable resource is on this site and if you scroll down under the Main Red Cross listing, you will see the site created By Vicky and Twist to help others.  They picked us up.  

It is in blue:  Hurricane Katrina Communication.   http://www.networkforgood.org/topics/animal_environ/hurricanes/  

The best thing to do is tell anyone to contact the Red Cross local chapter or the Salvation Army, but Network for Good has a lot of other resources too.

If you go on www.yahoo.com
Network for Good is listed there right by the Red Cross and Katrina Relief.

Good Luck Everyone and God Bless.

Sue
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453 posted 09-05-2005 07:33 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

Karen?

you've got mail!

everybody's okay, so don't panic..
I STILL cannot get thru on the phone, so, if anybody talks to K, please ask her to call us...

thanks..
Nan
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454 posted 09-05-2005 07:57 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

As I've been reviewing this phenomenal thread and the outpouring of PiP generosity and love, I've also been watching the news coverage of Katrina's aftermath.

Here we are a week later and we still have evacuations continuing - But there's a bit of good news.

The levee is fixed and the water is now flowing OUT of New Orleans.  This is a positive turn for sure.

Heartfelt prayers continuing for all.
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455 posted 09-05-2005 09:29 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Twist?...

Just lotsa hugs, my friend...

Great big giant ones...

Love you...
Mysteria
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456 posted 09-05-2005 09:53 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

To those wondering how to obtain their "Benefit Check" they have created an alternate method shown at this site.
http://www.louisianaweekly.com/weekly/news/articlegate.pl?20050903d

There is important info regarding mortgage payments and car payments as well.

This site is very imformative of resources offered to the hurricane victims in all areas, and is by Parish as well.
http://danger.mongabay.com/hurricane/LOUISIANA/Slidell.html

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457 posted 09-05-2005 10:24 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

I'm back from camping and am still prayin' for ya Karen, Twist, and all of those still without their beloved homes & families. Hugs, Chrislane
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Wonderful news!  I just heard from Carla, and she is alright.  Damage to house...but it can be fixed.  She says more than anything, she hopes people will donate to Salvation Army.  Also says there are alot of people taking advantage of the situation; it breaks her heart.  To get gas she gave a man $200 and he drove to the nearest town that had gas an brought back enough for her and several other families to get back to Biloxi to see if their homes were still standing.  Thanks for all your prayers; Carla said she felt them.  Please continue to keep her in your prayers; she was very emotional.   .....jo
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We'll be receiving 2,500 evacuated folks here in my Cape Cod town.  We have a military base in Falmouth that has more than enough space and facilities to help these folks through this trying time.

I'm exceptionally pleased, as this means I just might be able to offer some direct assistance to them.  They need teachers...
LeeJ
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whoppee, you go girl, that's great news Nan.

this is an incredible thread...and there have been so many positive tear jerking happy tears shed by many at the outpour and kindness of the citizens of the US and right here in PIP...thank God for the teachings if only to me, to look for the good, which is exposed in circles.

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461 posted 09-07-2005 12:12 PM       View Profile for adagio   Email adagio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for adagio

Karen I am in Gonzales .Yes I finally married Leah that day I came by. cant find mom still. the funniest story I heard ws the police returning to the station to request more ammo.I have leah with me and my dad and his dog.
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462 posted 09-07-2005 01:34 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

FYI
for everyone

FEMA giving debit cards worth $2,000.00
http://www.cnn.com/
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463 posted 09-07-2005 02:27 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

That is great news, but I just saw on the news when they got there, there were no cards available to them?

LeeJ - I borrowed your words, to offer thanks to the benefactor of this site, who made this thread possible.
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum93/HTML/001646.html

Blessing still going out to the victims, it is far from over.
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464 posted 09-07-2005 04:22 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Waving at you all.

We're doing well as I seem to be under the protection of a legion of angels.

The boys went back yesterday to assess damage.

Let's just say that none of them want to go back.

Our house was looted, but we rather expected that--as some of you know, I had trouble keeping thieves out while I lived there.



I love you all much.

Sharon? Jan? Tried to phone but "all circuits are busy."

And just for old time's sake, I thought I'd share with you a story. I had my nephew pick up a sponge mop to keep the camp floor clean, and he came back grinning--the name of the mop was "Big Easy".

*smile*?

The Gods may laugh at me alot, but they send angels.
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465 posted 09-07-2005 05:11 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, in times like this, if we can find a hidden chuckle somewhere we know we can survive. hugs to you and all those who are camping out for an unknown period of time!
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466 posted 09-07-2005 05:22 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

looted?....
sigh

guess to be expected...

just glad you are okay
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have been stepping back from this thread briefly...not really much to contribute lately from this aching heart...

Karen, I'm so sorry that looters got in...but it's good to hear from you and know you're doing okay.

Still praying for all.
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So sorry about the looters Karen. I hope they're proud of themselves in this time of loss of life, nevermind homes! Keep safe and know that I am still including you and yours in my prayers. Hugs, Chrislane

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469 posted 09-07-2005 10:33 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel



that's me brushing left-handed..

I need a brushing left-handed smilie Kit..
Martie
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Karen....I'm glad your sense of humor is still intact.  Sending many good thoughts and
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Karen.....it takes one to know one!  Still holding you and yours deeply in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep up that humor; it will see you through.  The looting ...      ...jojo
vlraynes
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Smiling at the 'Big Easy'...

and at YOU...

Love ya, lady...
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Always finding that bright side of irony...that's you.  And we wouldn't want you any other way.  I keep thanking God so many of our friends came out "all right" in so many ways...with their own family, friends, and loved ones intact.

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I am sorry your home was looted Karen, but not sorry you weren't there.

I am so grateful that you and your family are ok.

miss you!



mxx


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