Member Rara Avis
There's Dix - was VERY worried about you.
If anyone CAN help, here is a link and phone number to helping people in the midst of Katrina:
Financial donations are the best, but we all know, not everyone can do this, including me, so I will do the rest. The best that I can.
The Red Cross is looking for large, bulk wrapped donations of single products or more instead of clothes and items due to the cost of packaging, etc. It is better to go to a local BJ's or Sam's Club, purchase bulk items and contact your local.
You can donate money, food, time, etc, there is also a toll free # there to call.
This link is for items, food, clothing, spare change, there are coinstar machines at your local grocery stores: http://www.redcross.org/donate/donateinkind.html
Contact your local chapter, they will guide you from there. On the site, just enter your zip to find your local. http://www.redcross.org/where/where.html
They are also looking for unused airline miles. http://www.redcross.org/donate/donatemiles.html
This is for physical relief aid at the site, you only need to be over 17 with a valid drivers lic, training is provided: http://redcross.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=41926
They are also looking for medical supplies and drug donations (from pharmaceuticals only) for the ill. I will contact the hospitals here, I am sure they are well on their way.
Karen and Twist? Forces greater than us got you guys out of there, it will get the rest of your family out too. I saw the devestation, I was just sick to my stomach. Am just glad you are not there, in the middle of it, although, I , too, would be sickened at watching, I had to stop.
May nature grant the rest of you peace and drive this force to rest.
As for everyone else in the middle of this?
A dry, good morning to you and here is hoping that today, she gets tired beating the land up for a day.
If I could give everything I own or my time, I would and if ANYONE needs help. My email is here. Just ask. I will do whatever I am able.
Believe in yourselves. Be smart and know you are all loved.
Candles constantly lit, If I am able to find anything you need - just let me know.
Please - if anyone hears any news from others, please post.
I will be busy getting aid to everyone I can.
They should really list bottle return on that site, a lot of people don't even have spare change, you know?
[This message has been edited by littlewing (08-30-2005 08:52 AM).]