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Nashville TeleThon Total Reaches $1.74MILLION

Posted on 05/07/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle

WSMV Channel 4 Telethon raise $1.7 MILLION last night! Vince Gill and Amy Grant gave $100,000 to start things off and IMMEDIATELY Taylor Swift (GOD BLESS THIS KID!) called in with $500,000!!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: nashvilleflood
There were quite a few stars manning the phones and taking calls. Thanks to ALL of them for pitching in to lend a helping hand!

Here are some other ways to help:

How Can I Help With Relief Efforts?

If you or someone you know is interested in making tax-deductible contributions to flood relief efforts, we are accepting donations. Please make checks payable to Mobile Loaves and Fishes Nashville, 3605 Hillsboro Rd. Nashville, TN 37215 and mark them for Flood Relief. If you are interested in making contributions of food, toiletries and supplies, we will continue to collect the following items at South Hall:

fresh fruit (apples, pears, oranges, clementines, bananas)

washcloths + towels

toiletry items (toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)

sandwich-sized zipper baggies

disposable to-go containers with lids

disposable oven-safe aluminum baking pans

•Second Harvest Food Bank If you need assistance, call their emergency information center at 211 or 615-862-8574. Or Call 615-329-3491

•Salvation Army To volunteer to the Salvation Army, call Matt Vamvas at 416-3175. For emergency assistance, call 255-0554 or visit 611 Stockell Street. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate and make sure to designate to Nashville Flood Relief. •Members of the public who want to help with relief efforts can contact Hands On Nashville. Its number is 298-1108. By Tuesday morning, 7,000 volunteers had already signed up to help. •Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with Bethel World Outreach Center for disaster relief. Call 615-346-1310 if you would like the organizations to help you recover. Victims should give Bethel World Outreach Center the location of where they live, the damage in their area/home and what help you need. You can e-mail this information to info@bwoc.org. Samaritan’s Purse will help clear the damaged area, remove carpets, drywall, flooring, and treat molding. Volunteers should be at least 14 years old to help, but minors will need an adult chaperone. Volunteers should come to the church any day from Monday to Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and be prepared to work until 4:30 pm. The first day of volunteer work begins on Thursday, May 6. Call 615-371-1000.

•Mayor Karl Dean asked businesses to make mass donations of generators, cleaning supplies, diapers and other supplies that can assist in recovery efforts.

1 posted on 05/07/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: AtlantaBelle
Another great organization is Hands On Nashville. They are helping coordinate volunteers. Any donations are appreciated. http://www.hon.org

God Bless Freepers for helping!!

2 posted on 05/07/2010 7:15:21 AM PDT by tndarlin (If only the VRWC had ACORN, SOROS, SEIU, TIDES .....)
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To: tndarlin

Absolutely! They are in the post above..could not leave them out!


3 posted on 05/07/2010 7:21:54 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: AtlantaBelle

Thread from yesterday, with more thread links to the devastating damage done to 52 counties in TN. The Navy base in Millington was evacuated, Navy housing flooded. Shady Oaks Trailer court of 300+ homes was 7-8 feet under water. Busineeses, and brick and mortar homes damaged. Millington took the brunt of the damage in Shelby Co. 13 small tornadoes touched down across TN on top of the flooding.

MS and AR had twisters and flash flooding...yet to see more than local coverage of that. Poor MSM are stuck on the oil spill and the bomber..to tired to cover any other disaster.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2508101/posts


4 posted on 05/07/2010 7:29:44 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

Dyersburg flooding photos

http://www.commercialappeal.com/photos/galleries/2010/may/05/dyersburg-flooding/


5 posted on 05/07/2010 7:32:48 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

Nashville flooding

http://www.wrecradio.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=229415

http://www.wrecradio.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=229041

http://www.wrecradio.com/pages/andrewclarksenior.html


6 posted on 05/07/2010 7:37:59 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

Millington, Flooding photos & video

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/category.asp?C=186748


7 posted on 05/07/2010 7:41:23 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

You Tube videos of the flooding across TN and 1 from MS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXKdcg7jMIQ&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrIVHym7PQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcqKgaDLgDM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-l5ZKKwmw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gYhLKwSp4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU4pSDc9Ig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZMFDSocAY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKhIuQoRNR4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywotLxMGuY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN3pgF-24M0&feature=related


8 posted on 05/07/2010 7:41:52 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

and where is the President and his FEMA?????

where is the Media??? and Shepard Smith????

Prayers for all Americans in Tenn.

lets not bother our Congress who is busy helping Greece out of their problems and the markets are tanking again...


9 posted on 05/07/2010 7:45:38 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: AtlantaBelle

Vince did a great job last night, calling on lots of friends. It was must-see TV. I was hoping they’d get to two million.


10 posted on 05/07/2010 7:46:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: haircutter

To tired from covering the oil spill and the bomber...we have not seen hide nor hair of our own governor (d) on this end of the state.

Channel 5 Relief drive
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7994294

13 year paralyzed when twister hit his mobile home (MS)
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12433631

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12430355

QB Vince Young offers aide

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12442717


11 posted on 05/07/2010 7:48:28 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: secret garden

http://www.wkrn.com/ (Nashville news)


12 posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:17 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: secret garden

That was Vince being Vince. He is a great person and humanitarian as well as a great musician.


13 posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:26 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: AtlantaBelle

Thanks for all your links and updates!!


14 posted on 05/07/2010 7:52:19 AM PDT by tndarlin (If only the VRWC had ACORN, SOROS, SEIU, TIDES .....)
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To: GailA
Here's the link for Nashville's local channel 4 that ran the telethon last night. They are still taking donations.
15 posted on 05/07/2010 8:10:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NCC-1701

I wish more people could have seen the telethon, with real musicians playing and singing, not studio synch-overs and computer generated sound. It was impressive.


16 posted on 05/07/2010 8:12:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I have not seen one news report about TN. I have only been able to read about it on Freerepublic.com.


17 posted on 05/07/2010 8:45:33 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

They said CNN ran snippets of the telethon last night but everyone knows they have a mighty small audience. Larry Gatlin and Governor Bredesen were on Fox and Friends this morning.


18 posted on 05/07/2010 8:52:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tndarlin

GailA has been doing GREAT work too trying to get the word out.
And still........as of today..NOT ONE STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT PRESENT....go figure


19 posted on 05/07/2010 9:46:37 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: secret garden

It was streamed live on the web. Vince Gill was wonderful! He and his wife Amy Grant are the real deal!


20 posted on 05/07/2010 9:47:23 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: secret garden

During the telethon they also said the Weather Channel was dipping in.......FOX is scooped by Anderson Cooper and the WEATHER CHANNEL? sheeeeesh


21 posted on 05/07/2010 9:48:53 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle
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To: AtlantaBelle

We are taking care of ourselves...nothing to see here, just move along. I am sure there is a crisis soemwhere else!


22 posted on 05/07/2010 10:01:42 AM PDT by tndarlin (If only the VRWC had ACORN, SOROS, SEIU, TIDES .....)
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To: secret garden

Boston.com has some photos of Nashville up, even one of buckled RR tracks.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/flooding_in_tennessee.html


23 posted on 05/07/2010 10:41:21 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: secret garden

GAC to Air Flood Relief Concert with Brad Paisley, Lady A & Others

The first national telethon and concert event to raise money to aid victims of last weekend’s flooding disaster in middle Tennessee has been announced by Great American Country Television, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Gaylord Entertainment. Music City Keep on Playin’– A Benefit for Flood Relief will air commercial-free on GAC, Sunday, May 16, 8– 10 p.m. Eastern.

http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2010/05/07/gac-to-air-flood-relief-concert-with-brad-paisley-lady-a-others/


24 posted on 05/07/2010 10:57:27 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Doubt much beyond Nashville gets reported on. The rest of the state doesn’t seem to count. We still haven’t seen the governor even, in Shelby CO.

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/weather/2010/05/03/floods-tennessee-disaster/?test=latestnews#slide=1


25 posted on 05/07/2010 11:13:29 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

AtlantaBelle, we haven’t even seen hide nor hair of our own GOVERNOR in West Tennessee. Not even a fly over of the Navy base.


26 posted on 05/07/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: tndarlin

Please go to You Tube and type in your county, TN flood 2010 and put the url up on this thread for archiving.

Hickman CO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rzp-DHQLQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORsSPTumm9I

Dyer Co Dyersburg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBr297p-5Vk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5elxGUYvmQ8

Sumner Co
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShYDrYXs6K0

Clarksville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG_usIjjGfY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk7t8OYyB24

West Tennessee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIQEQSfYxKc

Jackson, TN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blX4URAWskQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niwnoAHcl-U&feature=related
Rebel Cove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPh0vVoAYek&feature=related

Humboldt, TN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPJZDrU1S_w&feature=related

Millington, TN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrIVHym7PQ

NG responds to AR & TN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BkKa9NoTNg


27 posted on 05/07/2010 11:35:39 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

Poor MSM

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2508894/posts


28 posted on 05/07/2010 11:39:36 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Thanks for all you do!! Hope you doing well!


29 posted on 05/07/2010 11:41:06 AM PDT by tndarlin (If only the VRWC had ACORN, SOROS, SEIU, TIDES .....)
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To: tndarlin

We are high and dry in Scenic Hills (Memphis) but Millington is still suffering badly.


30 posted on 05/07/2010 3:28:12 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: tndarlin

Horse rescued from the flood

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2509014/posts


31 posted on 05/07/2010 3:36:00 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: tndarlin

Nashville Flood thread FREEPERS doing the job the MSM won’t do.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2508933/posts


32 posted on 05/07/2010 3:54:42 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: tndarlin

For those with Face Book accounts Photos of the Navy Base in Millington.

http://www.facebook.com/NSAMidSouth


33 posted on 05/07/2010 4:44:16 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Deadeye Division

Lady Antebellum is FANTASTIC!


34 posted on 05/07/2010 5:16:36 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GailA

Millington, Flooding photos & video
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/category.asp?C=186748

Rail Bridges Out Between Memphis & Nashville
http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-rail-bridges-out,0,4332240.story

Dyersburg flooding photos
http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-water-recedes-dyersburg,0,430243.story

http://www.wreg.com/videobeta/?watchId=d58798dc-7f37-4842-aab5-88018dbbb79e


35 posted on 05/07/2010 5:22:30 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

MILLINGTON took the brunt of the flooding. BTW Ophelia Ford represents parts of Millington...MIA, just like the governor.

From Sen. Mark Norris.

How to apply for disaster assistance:

Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

When you apply you will be asked for the following information:

The address of your damaged home or apartment
Names of people living in your household
A description of your disaster damages
Insurance information
Your Social Security Number
A telephone number where you can be reached or left a message

An address where you can get mail
If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent:
Your bank account type
Account number
Routing number

If you are filing for both home and business disaster assistance, you will complete a single registration for the combined losses.

The application process will take 18 - 20 minutes and is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget under Control number 1660-0002.

For technical problems with this site, please contact FEMA’s Technical Helpdesk at 1-800-745-0243 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The toll-free number will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
**When you apply for assistance you will be given a FEMA application number. Write down your application number and save it for future reference. You will need the application number whenever you contact FEMA.

Legitimate FEMA representatives set up appointments with flood victims before showing up to homes, and have personal data related to the homeowner – such as Social Security and FEMA-specific disaster applicant ID numbers that the agency will use to track victims’ cases.

Treat with suspicion anyone claiming to be with the agency who shows up unannounced. People claiming to be with FEMA who show up unannounced to the homes of residents without their case information are likely fraud artists. FEMA recommends you call the police, should that occur.

DONATION HOTLINE FOR TENNESSEE FLOOD DISASTER OPEN

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has activated the Tennessee Emergency Donations Hotline to accept contributions to support state flood victims.
As of Friday, May 7, the Hotline is also taking calls from people who need volunteer help. Anyone who needs the assistance of volunteers for help cleaning homes, etc., may call the Hotline. The toll free number is (866) 586-4483, and the hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT daily.

PUBLIC SAFETY/ASSISTANCE

Tetanus boosters are recommended for people who have not had one in the last 10 years, and who are involved in cleanup efforts and coming in contact with floodwater. If you receive a puncture wound or wound gets contaminated, consult a doctor or local health department to determine if a tetanus booster is needed, based on individual records.

Residents should watch for moisture in their homes, which can develop into mold. And, residents who have lost power should throw away any food they suspect of spoiling.

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
Victims may call 888-395-9297 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at all hours. Callers should identify that they are seeking flood-related legal help. Victims who qualify will be matched with lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal aid.

HOUSING INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Flood Housing Assistance.pdf

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance/
SERV_APPLY_FOR_A_DISASTER_LOAN.html

INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL
The office of the Attorney General has issued a number of public statements this week warning about price gouging and other potential frauds that often accompany natural disasters. Below is a link to a special site on our public web page to educate citizens on how to deal with this emergency and to direct them to sources of help.

http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/cpro/flood.htm


36 posted on 05/07/2010 7:00:30 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: tndarlin

Investors. com
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2509169/posts


37 posted on 05/07/2010 7:03:40 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

From State Rep Tony Shipley

I was so touched by Rep Phillip Johnson’s (District 78) near tearful report of his districts dire situation. His wonderful story of how Tennesseans, just plain folks in bass boats worked to rescue their neighbors, serves to remind all os us, black, white, brown, green, yellow, pink and purple...no matter....WE ARE TENNESSEE! Thursday, members were comparing notes... See More and asking if there was anything that any district needed. No one offered their county EMS or Rescue...just their willingness to step into the gap and organize moms and dads, neighbors and business associates into a temporary volunteer force. My admiration goes out to Rep Phillip Johnson for helping coordinate his rural counties rescue response! Well done Rep Johnson. We done Tennessee!


38 posted on 05/07/2010 7:26:10 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AtlantaBelle

New photos of Operyland

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-opryland-flooding,0,3389548.photogallery


39 posted on 05/10/2010 7:50:30 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: tndarlin

Feds tour Middle TN

Look on the right for the video of the baby born during the flood (have to sit through the commercial) neighbor’s nurse delivered her because the roads were closed.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100510/NEWS01/5100335


40 posted on 05/10/2010 8:17:44 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

I heard that last night on the news..incredible!


41 posted on 05/10/2010 8:47:24 AM PDT by tndarlin (If only the VRWC had ACORN, SOROS, SEIU, TIDES .....)
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To: tndarlin

You might want to set your TIVO for this concert. This is a commercial free concert to aid flood victims. Sunday May 16.

http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2010/05/07/gac-to-air-flood-relief-concert-with-brad-paisley-lady-a-others/


42 posted on 05/10/2010 1:01:22 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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