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NEWS: Need is vast, but so is outpouring

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posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 08:28 AM
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Families both rich and poor are doing what they can to help the victims of the hurricane disaster. In stark contrast to the pictures of looters in the disaster area, families are donating whatever they can to help. The Red Cross has reported over 21 million in donations, seventy five percent of which has been donated by individual donors. Corporate donors have given everything from bottled water to calling cards.

 



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BATON ROUGE, LA. - The Chatmans popped the trunk on their aging Oldsmobile and pulled out garbage bags bursting with baby formula, clothes, shoes, sheets, and food.

The Baton Rouge family didn't know anyone affected by hurricane Katrina. But when they heard a local television station was a designated donation drop-off location, they gathered up all they could and headed into town.

"We have very little, but they have nothing," says Dre Chatman, unloading another bag. "It's people helping people."

The historic storm has left tens of thousands of people in Louisiana and Mississippi without possessions or a place to live.


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While the response to this has been appalling, I thought it would be nice to show that not everyone is busy looting or committing other crimes. People of all walks of life are doing what they can to help. A member of the ATS staff cleared out his checking account to buy supplies for refugees camped out at a rest stop. None of these people will ever get a mention, or be on TV, but these simple acts will go along way to helping the victims of this tragedy.




posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 08:33 AM
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Occurs people are helping it is something our nation have in abundance is generosity.

We do not forget our fellow Americans when they are in need.

This a great nation with good people.



posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 08:54 AM
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Wanted to let the board know that I just learned our local National Guard unit here in Indian Territory will be arriving tonight with refugees. They will be staying in the armory in this small town of 25,000 people.

Just wanted to let everybody know that you've got my word that us folks here will take good care of the souls placed in our charge.

It makes me feel far less helpless to know I have some one to dote over now.



posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 09:03 AM
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Oh, Val that is great news,

Here in our city the local businesses are offering free hotel, meals and basic necessities to victims as long as they need too and also I just found out that the schools will be taking school age children from the refugees.

Indeed our nation always take care of their own.



posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 09:09 AM
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These poor people have nothing to go back to. I'm going to do my best to rally support to accept them into our community permanently if they so choose.

Okay - I'm being selfish...maybe we'll get some of these people set up to where they can open a really kick-butt Cajun restaurant!

The vibrant spice of New Orleans is about to spread through-out the nation. Embrace it - it's unique and will change every one of us.



posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Valhall
These poor people have nothing to go back to. I'm going to do my best to rally support to accept them into our community permanently if they so choose.


You know many will blend with the communities that will have them, finding jobs and getting settler, eventually many will no go back.



Okay - I'm being selfish...maybe we'll get some of these people set up to where they can open a really kick-butt Cajun restaurant!

The vibrant spice of New Orleans is about to spread through-out the nation. Embrace it - it's unique and will change every one of us.


You are not selfish I had the best breakfast and sea food in New Orleans, but the best steaks goes to Texas.


And their Gumbo taste almost like my mother's sea food Puerto Rican soup. I guess because is the coast and PR and Island the cooking is very similar in flavor and style.



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