posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 10:07 PM
From the Kentucky widow who held a charity New Years eve fund raiser to the collage that offered free basketball tickets for a donation, to the group
of children who stood in the rain selling hot chocolate, America has come together to raise money for disaster relief in Asia.
BOSTON - A Kentucky widow, moved by the cries of grief she heard in reports about the tsunami disaster in south Asia, invited her entire town to a
New Year's Eve bash to raise money for the victims. In California, a college offered free basketball tickets, with a gift for relief efforts the only
price of admission.
A group of children in a Seattle suburb stood out in the rain offering "Hot Chocolate for Tidal Wave Relief!" and raised $255.
In ways large and small, people around the country have found ways to help victims of one of history's worst natural disasters.
"I can say the outpouring has been amazing," said Coco McCabe, a spokeswoman for the Oxfam International relief agency. "Even though it's
happening on the other side of the world, it feels so close."
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Many of have been appalled at the finger pointing that occurred in the days following the Asian tsunami disaster. Many of you chose politics over
reality, trusting to you prejudices and perceptions to formulate your negative opinion. America will no doubt lead the world in contributions when
this tragic period is over. Unlike most countries private donations will no doubt eclipse what the government gives. Shame on the doubters and
naysayers both here on ATS and the world.
[edit on 1-1-2005 by Banshee]