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Big relief effort meets Katrina
Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 30, 2005 | Kris Axtman

Posted on 08/30/2005 10:15:25 AM PDT by WestTexasWend

Edited on 09/02/2005 12:00:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

How to contribute to relief:

American Red Cross: PO Box 37243, Washington, DC, 20013, or online at www.redcross.org.

Salvation Army: Online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Early deployment of rescue teams and aid may prove key to the response.

HOUSTON - Even before hurricane Katrina made landfall Monday, a massive relief brigade - one that officials hoped would be an equal match for a huge Category 4 storm - was being deployed to help residents along Louisiana's low-lying coast.

Among them: The Red Cross called upon some 5,000 volunteers, including some who drove in from Washington State. Members of Fark.com, an online discussion board, offered to host fellow forum participants who were fleeing Katrina. And FEMA, the federal disaster-response agency, moved its search-and-rescue teams - as well as stockpiles of ice, water, and food - as close as safety would permit.

The outpouring of aid, possibly the largest the US has ever seen to cope with a domestic natural disaster, stems from Katrina's imposing size as well as its destination so near the major population center of New Orleans.

Such early deployment of relief is unusual in disaster-aid work. But damage projections had been so severe - and New Orleans deemed so vulnerable in its dependence on a network of levees, canals, and pumps to keep dry - that President Bush on Saturday went ahead and declared an emergency in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to mobilize ahead of the storm.

Forecasters, scientists, and government officials have long worried that a hurricane could swamp the Big Easy, parts of which are 10 feet below sea level, and cause months of misery. As a result, relief agencies - public and private - moved with urgency once Katrina, which led to nine fatalities when it hit Florida Thursday as a much weaker storm, turned toward Louisiana.

"This storm is so large ... that it's like all the storms from last year rolled together and probably [those were] still not as bad," says Margaret O'Brien-Molina, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross in its southwest region. "So our coordinated efforts have to be huge."

Last year, the Red Cross mobilized 7,000 volunteers total to handle the aftermath from four major hurricanes. For Katrina alone, it is working on sending upwards of 5,000. Staging areas set up at both Houston airports allowed arriving volunteers to get off their planes and onto the road as quickly as possible.

Red Cross emergency response vehicles, or ERVs, are crucial in a situation like this, says Ms. O'Brien-Molina, because many skeptical New Orleans residents didn't take the mandatory evacuation seriously enough and then were unable to get far enough away because of jammed evacuation routes. In addition, the Red Cross warehouse in Baton Rouge is filled with key supplies, and 283,000 heater meals are on their way to the state.

Hot meals are also on their way - 80,000 per day - thanks to the Texas Baptist Men, a ministry with a history of disaster response. It plans to have available more than a dozen kitchens in Louisiana that can serve "one-pot meals," such as stew, chili, or chicken and rice. The kitchens are self-sufficient, with generators, water purifiers, and propane. To get to the most devastated areas, the group's members bring their own chain-saw units, along with chaplains and portable showers for those in need.

The Red Cross typically pays for the food, and the Texas Baptist Men prepare it. The Texas chapter alone has 18 mobile units. Seven are on their way, and the rest are on standby, says Gary Smith, disaster relief coordinator for the Texas Baptist Men in Dallas. "Earlier this year we mobilized for hurricane Emily," he says, "but it was nothing like this."

FEMA, meanwhile, had moved generators, ice, water, and food into the region for deployment after the storm. FEMA also brought in urban search and rescue teams from Tennessee, Missouri, and Texas, and set them up in Shreveport, La. Similar teams from Indiana and Ohio were staged in Meridian, Miss.

FEMA also deployed 18 disaster medical assistance teams to staging areas in Texas, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Louisiana deployed 3,500 Army National Guardsmen to help hurricane victims, and another 3,000 were on standby as of Monday morning, according to a Guard spokesman.

Statewide, 48 Red Cross shelters opened to residents in the storm's projected path. Hotels were packed as far away as Houston and Jackson, Miss. For New Orleans residents who couldn't - or didn't - leave, the city opened the Superdome. Katrina's 145-m.p.h. winds ripped away part of its roof Monday but as of press time had not forced an evacuation.

Other private and public aid - as well as volunteers - have been pouring into Louisiana over the past 48 hours. Office Depot says it will donate $1 million to the Red Cross, while Anheuser-Busch shipped 300,000 cans of drinking water to relief agencies in Louisiana and Mississippi. Wayne Elsey, president of Kodiak-Terra, a footwear company that donated thousands of pairs of shoes to South Asia after last year's tsunami, is setting up a "Katrina Relief Effort" fund.

The US Coast Guard shut down and evacuated its Gulf coast facilities, even as it sent more than 40 aircraft from the Eastern seaboard, and at least 30 small vessels, to the surrounding area. The units will be used for search-and-rescue operations and repairs of damaged waterways.

Though New Orleans has not taken a major direct hit from a hurricane since Betsy, a Category 3 in 1965, Katrina is being likened more to hurricane Camille in 1969, says Frank Lepore of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Before making landfall, the storm's winds exceed 200 m.p.h. but weakened to less than 150 by the time it hit just east of New Orleans.

How to contribute to relief:

American Red Cross: PO Box 37243, Washington, DC, 20013, or online at www.redcross.org.

Salvation Army: Online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: catholiccharities; disasterrelief; hurricanekatrina; katrina; relief; texasbaptistmen
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1 posted on 08/30/2005 10:15:27 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5844419.html?tag=nl.e589

Above URL has listing for several web pages with hurricane damage.


2 posted on 08/30/2005 10:17:03 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." AYN RAND)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Excellent...thanks!


3 posted on 08/30/2005 10:18:36 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend; All

I've been looking for a web source on how to donate to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief but can't find one. Any ideas?


4 posted on 08/30/2005 10:20:04 AM PDT by cll
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To: WestTexasWend

I don't like the Red Cross. Is Mercy Corps or some other group involved?


5 posted on 08/30/2005 10:21:13 AM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || (To Libs:) You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: WestTexasWend
On yet another front, countries from around the globe have offered ............nothing.

Lando

6 posted on 08/30/2005 10:24:50 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (The general public doesn't pay attention enough........to care enough.)
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To: sionnsar; cll

Highly recommend the faith-based Salvation Army:
www.salvationarmyusa.com

Can't find a working link to Texas Baptist Men, but if I do I'll post it.

Frankly, I think donating through Wal-Mart, Lowe's or HomeDepot is preferable to giving to the Red Cross, which has a history of withholding funds for "other" uses/causes and is much too PC for its own good. Wal-Mart has already pledged $1m and set up collection points in its stores, Lowes is sending materials and will match up to $1m in in-store contributions from customers. Home Depot will be announcing its relief plan soon...I trust these retailers more than I trust the Red Cross.


7 posted on 08/30/2005 10:30:57 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend

Salvation Army, two thumbs up.


8 posted on 08/30/2005 10:34:18 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: WestTexasWend

Thanks!


9 posted on 08/30/2005 10:49:49 AM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || (To Libs:) You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: Lando Lincoln
Japan has offered to release some of it's strategic oil reserves onto the world market to relieve world shortages, so not so fast.

US companies are stepping up to help, WalMart, Home Depot, Lowes and many many others . . .
10 posted on 08/30/2005 10:51:24 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: WestTexasWend

Salvation Army it is then.

Many thanks.

"O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

YES INDEED!


11 posted on 08/30/2005 10:54:23 AM PDT by cll
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To: WestTexasWend
...Anheuser-Busch shipped 300,000 cans of drinking water, sold commercially as 'Michelob Ultra'...
12 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:03 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Tarpon

Yes. I am donating to the Salvation Army.


13 posted on 08/30/2005 11:09:34 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: marblehead17

ping


14 posted on 08/30/2005 11:44:40 AM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: Lando Lincoln

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1475390/posts

Australia donates $10 Million...


15 posted on 09/02/2005 12:31:33 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (Understand islam understand evil - read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf see link My Page)
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To: sionnsar
To donate on phone:
1-800-SAL-ARMY (accepting credit cards, may be up to 15 minute wait for them to answer)

To donate online:
www.salvationarmyusa.org

To donate by mail, send checks, earmarked 'disaster relief,' to

PO BOX 4857
JACKSON, MS
39296-4857

Also can visit your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club to donate to The Salvation Army's Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

16 posted on 09/02/2005 1:21:51 AM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: WestTexasWend; All

The Astro Dome isn't big enough for the state of Louisiana. Does anybody know if refugees will be sent to Denver??


17 posted on 09/02/2005 2:19:31 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Restless)
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To: WestTexasWend
Here are some of the best places to contribute . I gave to Operation Blessing


America’s Second Harvest
1-800-344-8070
www.secondharvest.org

AmeriCares
www.americares.org

Christian Disaster Response
1-941-956-5183 or 1-941-551-9554
www.cdresponse.org/cdrhome.html

Convoy of Hope
1-417-823-8998
www.convoyofhope.org

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
www.la-spca.org

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
www.nvoad.org

Operation Blessing
1-800-436-6348
www.ob.org



Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY
www.salvationarmyusa.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief
1-800-554-8583
gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005
18 posted on 09/02/2005 4:02:54 AM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: WestTexasWend
The Knights of Columbus has already begun sending money to the region (including those areas in Florida hit by Katrina), and has set up a special charitable fund for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.

One of the nice things about giving through the Knights is this (from the Knights of Columbus website):

"One hundred percent of contributions will go directly to hurricane relief, and all donations to Knights of Columbus USA are tax-deductible."

After 9/11, the Knights gave more than $1 million to families of victims, especially first responders.

So, if you really want to make sure that every penny you send gets to help the victims of the hurricane, you can send your donations to:

U.S. Donors:

Knights of Columbus
Charities USA, Inc.
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 9028
Pittsfield, MA 01202-9028
Attention: Hurricane KATRINA Relief


Canadian Donors:

Knights of Columbus
Canada Charities Inc.
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 7252 Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 1X9
Attention: Hurricane KATRINA Relief


sitetest
19 posted on 09/02/2005 5:41:12 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: WestTexasWend
Links to Salvation Army, Catholic Charities on this thread:

AS HURRICANE KATRINA ROCKS GULF, CATHOLIC CHARITIES PREPARES FOR MASSIVE RELIEF EFFORT

20 posted on 09/02/2005 6:22:22 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: WestTexasWend

http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/news/katrina.cfm

Not sure if this one has been posted yet..if it has sorry for duplicate.


21 posted on 09/02/2005 6:25:35 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: WestTexasWend
Catholic Charities Direct Link


September 1, 2005
Hurricane Katrina: Catholic Charities Respond

As the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina continues to take its toll along the Gulf Coast, Catholic Charities agencies from around the affected region are actively responding to those in need. Catholic Charities agencies are working to meet the immediate needs of refugees, as well as planning for the process of providing assistance for long-term recovery efforts. Catholic Charities agencies in the impacted area also continue to assess the extent of the damage and work with other relief organizations to respond.

How To Donate:
Contribute Now Online

Mail Checks To:
Catholic Charities USA
2005 Hurricane Relief Fund
PO Box 25168
Alexandria, VA 22313-9788Call:
(800) 919-9338

Federal ID number: 53-0196620

In addition to providing emergency services to refugees, Catholic Charities agencies will provide assistance that will help hurricane victims and communities recover in the long-term. While Katrina's damage is still being evaluated, based on past disasters, the long-term services that Catholic Charities may provide include temporary and permanent housing, mental health counseling, direct assistance beyond food and water to get people back into their homes, job placement counseling, and medical and prescription drug assistance.

Snapshot of Local Catholic Charities at Work:

  • Catholic Community Services of Baton Rouge has implemented its disaster response plan. They have trained volunteers in place in parishes that will be providing emergency assistance to those in need, and have begun refugee assistance efforts.
  • Because of the conditions in New Orleans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans had to evacuate. Staff is operating out of the offices of Catholic Community Services of Baton Rouge to coordinate response efforts.
  • Teams from the Catholic Charities agencies in Florida and the Florida Catholic Conference are already providing advice and guidance to agencies in the impacted areas. These teams will be going to Mississippi and Louisiana next week to start proving technical assistance on the frontlines.
  • Catholic Charities in Memphis is just one of the local Catholic Charities agencies working with other groups in the community to assist the thousands of people who have come to Memphis for refuge. The agency is currently working on making housing arrangements in one of its facilities for families to stay as long as needed. They anticipate providing housing, clothing, food, counseling for 100 to 150 people.
  • Recovery work is underway in Dade County, FA, where Katrina caused extensive flooding when it struck there last week. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami has already distributed a large load of baby items, food, and other supplies to victims. Other aid that they will be providing includes assistance with food, shelter, rent, medicine, utilities, and mental health counseling.

Catholic Charities USA: Providing Help. Creating Hope

To help communities recover from the damage brought on by Hurricane Katrina, Catholic Charities USA is collecting financial donations that will fund local agencies' emergency and long-term disaster recovery efforts. Catholic Charities is working hard to raise the money that will be needed over the next three to five years to rebuild these communities and help people get back on their feet, emotionally and financially.

How you can help:

Unfortunately, Catholic Charities USA is unable to accept contributions of food, clothing, blankets and other relief supplies. Monetary donations will be used to provide for the emergency relief and long-term recovery of Katrina's victims.

About the Disaster Response Office

Catholic Charities USA, which has been commissioned by the U.S. Catholic Bishops to represent the Catholic community in times of domestic disaster, responds with emergency and long-term assistance as needed. Its Disaster Response Office connects the Church's social service agencies and disaster planning offices across the nation.

For Catholic Charities Agencies:



22 posted on 09/02/2005 6:28:00 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sionnsar
Catholic Charities Direct Link
23 posted on 09/02/2005 6:29:32 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: FeliciaCat

Our brains were together there!


24 posted on 09/02/2005 6:32:10 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

yes!


25 posted on 09/02/2005 6:43:04 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: LittleMoe

Thank you for this list. There have been many people, even from foreign countries, asking/wondering who to give to, and I have forwarded your list to them.


26 posted on 09/02/2005 6:59:44 AM PDT by Humal
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To: WestTexasWend; RonPaulLives; All

Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

 

The Lebanon Junction Fire and Rescue Department,

Lebanon Junction Kentucky

has acquired the use of at least Two Semi-Tractor Trailer's 

to take needed items to Disaster victims. This effort is concentrated within Jefferson and Bullitt County.

 

The following items are being requested:

Bottled Water - gallons are great , too!!!!!

Non-perishable Food Items, Blankets, Pillows, Clothing - all sizes, Shoes - all sizes, socks - all sizes, under garments - all sizes, Diapers, Pacifiers, Feminine Hygiene Products, Tooth Brushes, Tooth paste, Toilet Paper, Handi-Wipes, Deodorant, Kid Friendly DVD's, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Coloring Books, Crayons, Small Toys - dolls, trucks, etc., Books and Magazines

 

All  items  - with the exception of personal care products may be gently used.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation - Make Checks payable to :

Fire Chief Kendall Coleman

Lebanon Junction Fire and Rescue

138 Church Street

Lebanon Junction, Kentucky 40150

 

The trucks will be in place by this Monday - Labor Day

Location: Exit 105, off of I-65 - parking lot of Pilot Truck Stop

Trucks will be leaving next Saturday, September 10th

 

For more information, Call Kimberly Shumaker, Volunteer coordinator - 502-445-1792

Fire Chief Kendall Coleman - 502-833-2865

 

 

 

 

27 posted on 09/02/2005 7:16:12 AM PDT by Just Kimberly (Always proud, Always American, Always Trust in God...HOOAH!!( and Terri - we will never forget.))
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To: TheTruthess; RonPaulLives

Kentucky Ping


28 posted on 09/02/2005 7:17:46 AM PDT by Just Kimberly (Always proud, Always American, Always Trust in God...HOOAH!!( and Terri - we will never forget.))
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To: All

Scroll down to the center on this page, a million ways to help:

http://instapundit.com/


29 posted on 09/02/2005 7:51:03 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: WestTexasWend
They seem to be set up for checks only, not web contributions. Texas Baptist Men But they sound as if they have their act together on the ground.
30 posted on 09/02/2005 8:20:16 AM PDT by omega4412 (Multiculturalism kills -- NYC/DC/PA, Madrid, London...)
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To: WestTexasWend

alright Texas!!


32 posted on 09/02/2005 8:28:14 AM PDT by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: omega4412

Thanks for posting the link to TX Baptist Men! I've got an e-mail in to the emergency response director re: some way to contribute online, but no response yet. I'm sure he's on the coast somewhere...

Thanks to all for the links/info posted here!


33 posted on 09/02/2005 8:40:13 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend
There are many Businesses in the area that have survived the storm but now are suffering because of infrastructure damage, loss of communications or building and equipment damage.

The ones that I have spoken with will not take welfare or handouts but are also worried that they will lose what they have left.

If you have a choice to purchase Materials or Services from this area and can afford some delays, purchase from these folks and allow them to work there way out of a very bad situation. TT
34 posted on 09/02/2005 8:49:25 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: WestTexasWend

National Disaster Relief for Hurricane Katrina

http://williamjohnhagan.blogspot.com/2005/09/national-disaster-relief-for-hurricane_01.html


35 posted on 09/02/2005 8:51:09 AM PDT by WJHII
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To: WestTexasWend

National Disaster Relief for Hurricane Katrina




Grand Lodge of Louisiana

Disaster Relief for Hurricane Katrina

Brother Hagan:

We are accepting contributions to our Grand Lodge Disaster Relief Fund at:

P.O. Box 12357

Alexandria, LA 71315

Also, blankets, towels, pillows,toothbrushes, toothpaste and other toilet articles may be shipped to:

Grand Lodge of Louisiana, 5800 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301.

Thank you for your concern. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

T. J. Pitman, Jr., PGMGrand Secretary


36 posted on 09/02/2005 8:52:12 AM PDT by WJHII
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To: WestTexasWend

Good info on helping the relief effort--Thanks !

I think there will be also blood donation drives around the country.


37 posted on 09/02/2005 9:03:33 AM PDT by sergey1973 (Russian American Political Blogger, Arm Chair Strategist)
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To: All

Started a Rush Thread for those who want to hear numbers and good news not mentioned by MSM. History of spending in area and pet projects.


38 posted on 09/02/2005 9:11:58 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: WestTexasWend

thanks for posting this....


39 posted on 09/02/2005 9:32:21 AM PDT by meandog (FU-U-DU lurkers!)
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To: cll

"I've been looking for a web source on how to donate to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief but can't find one. Any ideas?"

In the Houston, Texas area go to this site. Information on how to help is provided.

http://www.second.org/global/operation_compassion.aspx

May God Bless!


40 posted on 09/02/2005 9:40:08 AM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: Howie66

Thanks. Another Freeper pointed me their way. I collected over $1,500.00 from employees and company matching funds at work (we're not a big company) and express-mailed the checks yesterday.

FYI, I posted the following in another thread:

What we're doing about it:

* The Puerto Rico National Guard has dispatched 1,122 troops to the disaster area, to include a Military Police battalion (minus a company that's deployed elsewhere), 22 water purification specialists and five C-130 airplanes.

* The Puerto Rico State Emergency Management Office is sending 60 disaster recovery specialists to MS.

* The following island universities will grant late admissions to NO area students displaced by the storm so they can complete their semester: Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, The University of Puerto Rico, Sacred Heart University, Pontifical Catholic University, Metropolitan University and Turabo College. They're saying they will try and comp it.

* Puerto Rico residents stranded on the mainland by the storm may call toll free at 1-866-280-4357 for assistance.

* The company I work for has adopted the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization and have raise $1,500.00+ so far, mainly from employees and company matching funds (we're not a big company).


41 posted on 09/02/2005 9:49:07 AM PDT by cll
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To: cll

http://www.sbc.net/

Home page with articles on the relief and a link for donations at the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Fund.


42 posted on 09/02/2005 9:57:04 AM PDT by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US. http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: hocndoc

Thanks.


43 posted on 09/02/2005 10:08:38 AM PDT by cll
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To: WestTexasWend
For those in the Atlanta area this may be of interest to you:

TOMORROW (9/3/05)...from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. items will be accepted at the DoubleTree Hotel in Roswell (behind the hotel). Volunteers are also needed to assist.

Due to the recent damages in Louisiana caused my Hurricane Katrina, Coastal Moving & Storage has volunteered to dispatch their Trucks to transport donated items such as those listed below for the victims who have either had major damages to their homes or have completely lost their homes. These trucks will be met in Louisiana by the Red Cross.

Water, Non Perishable Food Items, Baby Items, OTC Drugs, Cleaning Supplies, Toiletries, Feminine Supplies, Paper Products, Linen Items, First Aid Supplies, Batteries, Flashlights, etc.

Any donations that you can make to help those in need would be greatly appreciated. DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta/Roswell, located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, has agreed to be a drop location for this effort. The Coastal Moving truck will pick up donations behind the hotel on Friday, 9/2/05 from 8am-10am and Saturday from 4p-6p. Volunteers are also needed to help load the trucks.

44 posted on 09/02/2005 10:31:52 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: sitetest

I am assuming you are a Knight yourself? So am I. I just completed my third degree.


45 posted on 09/02/2005 10:33:32 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: HOYA97

Dear HOYA97,

Well congratulations, Brother Knight!

I'm a Fourth Degree Knight, myself.

Be active with your Council! I've found over the years that I always got a lot more out then I put in with Council activities.

Again, congratulations!


sitetest


46 posted on 09/02/2005 10:42:49 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: WestTexasWend

2 excellent Christian relief organizations:

Southern Baptist's NAMB: http://www.namb.net/

Samaritan's Purse: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/


47 posted on 09/02/2005 10:45:04 AM PDT by cfo (God Bless America!)
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To: WestTexasWend
Early deployment of rescue teams and aid may prove key to the response.

I would say developing plans to get everyone out of harm's way would be even MORE KEY.

48 posted on 09/02/2005 10:46:18 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: sitetest

I've just learned that the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus is donating $2.5 million to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

This is over and above the donations received by the Knights of Columbus Charities earmarked for hurricane relief.


49 posted on 09/02/2005 10:49:33 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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Soldier Angels fund 100% earmarked for overseas service members, whose home families have been hit by Katrina.
50 posted on 09/02/2005 11:13:39 AM PDT by Yehuda (EXPELLING JEWS = ENCOURAGING BIN LADEN. WH: 202-456-1111 / Condi: 202-647-5291 / State: 202-647-4000)
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