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Re: Hurricane Katrina Challenge -- NOT gas price whining!

Subject: Re: Hurricane Katrina Challenge -- NOT gas price whining!
From: Dave Riddle <>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 06:38:52 -0700
Non-Governmental Organization.

Things like Red Cross, etc...

At 06:27 AM 9/2/2005, you wrote:
>What's an NGO...tahat's a new acronym on me.
>Bill Sohl
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Barr, Scott" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 9:12 AM
>Subject: RE: Hurricane Katrina Challenge -- NOT gas price whining!
>>My firm is dong a dollar-for-dollar match of contributions by partners, 
>>associates and employees.  As I understand it, the word from the NGOs 
>>(wow, NGOs operating here in OUR country...) is that money is what is 
>>needed now.  Bales of clothes, blankets and stuff come later.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: []On
>>Behalf Of Susan Kahler
>>Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:54 PM
>>Subject: Hurrican Katrina Challenge -- NOT gas price whining!
>>Hey everyone,
>>At the risk of pissing some of you off, I'm gonna go ahead and say it
>>anyway.  I am really disappointed about the response to the two posts
>>about the hurricane situation.  I am asking you guys to quit whining
>>about how much gas costs now and how much it's gonna cost later and DO
>>SOMETHING FOR THESE PEOPLE!  There are THOUSANDS of people who have
>>NOTHING.  N-O-T-H-I-N-G!  Not even a wallet, a change of underwear, or
>>the basics we all take for granted -- FOOD AND WATER!
>>I am issuing a challenge.  Instead of pissing and moaning about the
>>things that inconvenience you at the moment, how about start digging
>>through your closets and attics and find things that can help these
>>folks!!!  We have been digging through the house collecting old
>>T-shirts, clothes that no longer fit us that we were eventually going to
>>get around to donating to Goodwill, old towels and washcloths that were
>>still good but we were using for rags, bottles of shampoo I no longer
>>use and hotel samples and soaps I have saved, a couple blankets and
>>sheets we can spare, some bottles of water we had sitting in the garage,
>>and anything else we can think of to help these folks get through this
>>with basic needs and dignities taken care of.  As I am writing this it
>>is making me think of other stuff we can dig out and send -- OTC
>>medicine we have used once or twice, garbage bags, toilet paper, canned
>>goods, etc.  You don't have to give money, but please, PLEASE do what
>>you can to help these people out.  There are drop-off areas all over the
>>place, or you can box stuff up and send it to me and I will get it to a
>>drop-off for you.
>>We are also donating some money through Brad's employer, who is matching
>>donated funds dollar for dollar, plus is donating a large sum on their
>>own.  Most larger employers will match donated funds for something like
>>this -- check with yours if you feel inclined to donate money.
>>Please bear in mind a huge number of these people have NOTHING to come
>>back to.  Their houses were either completely destroyed or swept away or
>>damaged so badly none of their possessions are recoverable.  We consider
>>ourselves lucky in that we have race cars and can afford to pay for race
>>gas, and we get pissed off when we can't find that specific tool in all
>>of the clutter in our garages.  These folks were lucky to get out with
>>the clothes on their backs, and a lot of them no longer HAVE garages or
>>the things in them!
>>I would love to see your posts on what you are donating or how you are
>>helping or any ideas you come up with to help others think of something
>>to do to help.  If you do, please feel free to attach your gas pricing
>>comments at the bottom.  I will read every one of them happily.
>>Thank you, and I'm getting off my soapbox now,

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