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.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Barr, Scott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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.
>>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
>>Behalf Of Susan Kahler
>>Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:54 PM
>>Subject: Hurrican Katrina Challenge -- NOT gas price whining!
>>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,