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What Japan needs now, Auslin says, is for the U.S. to organize an operation like the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49. That Cold War mission proved successful in getting supplies to blockaded portions of the German capital. With the threat of the nuclear plant disaster growing, Auslin speculates Japan will also need more in terms of iodine and other decontamination supplies.
Getting to the most devastated regions is still proving difficult and supplies in the region are running low. "You have millions without basic necessities and there is almost no way to get them these necessities in bulk because roads are washed out, airports are inoperable, port are gone. You have to use helicopters."
Originally posted by lvlyeyes
Everyday we submit our prayers and everyday someone one new joins to those prayers. Thank you all for coming together and praying for the victims and their families.
Originally posted by halfoldman
and they don't want our doctors.
That was a bit of a slap in the face, but the SA delegation accepted the decision.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
Red Cross ripping people off is nothing new..
9/11/01... Remember the big ass drive they had on tv a few days after that to "Donate" to the victims of that day...
Well long story short they did raise quite a bit of money.. after they declared war on Afghanistan they stated to the victims that they arent allowed to have anyone of the "Donated" money because it is now a wartime fund.
If i donated I do what the one guy above said.. give food, clothes, and necessities.. I do not trust big game charities because they are more likely to rip you off blind..
I will try and find a link to this and get back but I am sure some 9/11 researchers remember this.
Below is some of what I was talking about.... Total raised by this fund was 2.7 billion dollars.. They victims of 9/11 seen very little of it.
Here is some info on this..
In response to the terrorist attacks, the American public donated unprecedented
amounts of money to charities nationwide. Questions were raised about where the
money was going and whether the victims and their families had access to the
donated money in a timely manner. To help assure victims and donors that the
money was getting to the intended beneficiaries promptly, hearings were held in the
U.S. House of Representatives on November 6 and 8, 2001. New York Attorney
General Eliot Spitzer testified, as did representatives of the Better Business Bureau
Wise Giving Alliance, among others. The American Red Cross was particularly
questioned because of concern that part of the $1 billion raised would be held in
reserve rather then spent on the 9/11 victims as was expected by the people who
donated the money. Subsequently, Red Cross officials declared that all the funds
raised for the Liberty Disaster Relief Fund would be distributed to 9/11 victims.
This is a pdf if you wanna read it.
:: MORE EDIT::
To date, the Red Cross has spent more than $140 million on services related to the Sept. 11 attacks. Nearly $44 million of that has been distributed to more than 2,200 affected families to help cover housing, childcare, food, and other expenses for about three months.
Another $67 million has been spent on immediate disaster relief needs, such as onsite food, shelter and other support for rescue workers and victims' families, the Red Cross said.
The organization expects to spend about $300 million through the next year on other terrorism-related efforts. The remaining funds, totaling more than $200 million, will be held in trust for victims of the terrorist attacks in future years, said Chief Financial Officer Jack Campbell.
[edit on 1/19/2010 by ThichHeaded]
Originally posted by liejunkie01
I would like to make a post in your thread. I was on the other Japan thread and I noticed you put your link up. I am going to ramble on for a minute on how I feel about some charities. I mean no disrespect and I will try to explain myself as well as I can.....