posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 04:56 PM
That is exactly why I was going to send items instead of money. BUT GUESS WHAT. Through a church a friend of mine was packing up a semi to be taken
down there and several people gave diapers. Great idea, only problem is that several of the packages that had thumb puncture marks in the outter
packaging and were getting thrown away (litterally in the garbage). Call me stupid, but when these people are in such need I doubt if they care if the
outter packaging of a pack of diapers has a thumb hole in it. I could understand if it was a food item or even something that leaked, but give me a
break! I'm sure the person that donated the diapers really apprecaited that when the pack probably cost around $20.00 a pack. They pretty much
litterally threw their money in the garbage and didn't even know it.
Even if you donate to a church for a certain cause does not meen that it will go where you intended. Several other people had donated tooth brushes.
One of the packages was a double pack. Because the pack had two toothbrushes in them and they were getting packed with towels, wash cloths, etc... it
was thrown in a different pile and sent to a foriegn country that the church often donated things to. Don't get me wrong, it is great that they are
donating, but considering that these items were given specifically to go to the people who were effected by Katrina..... Well it just disgusts me.
[edit on 14-9-2005 by Kata]