Thursday, February 07, 2008

Help for tornado victims

Blogger Monkeyfister lives in the midst of the tornado impacted area in the south, and is asking for some help from the lefty blogs in spreading the word about the damage to his community, along with some direction about how you can help. Here's his request....

Whilst we're waiting for George's Promised Prayers to roll in, down here in the Tornado-Stricken Mid-South, I might recommend some DIRECT HUMAN INTERACTION.

This Is My Best First Start To Help My Region.

As Scout Prime is to NOLA, I am, suddenly, to the Mid-South area (I LIVE here, and was Live-Blogging these horrible storms all night), and have started to get the help-ball rolling down here. Some of you know where I work. I started a Food Drive there today for the Mid-South United Way Food Bank.

As the area affected is so broad and detached, and everyone in the Country was distracted by politics last night, as yet, there is no central assistance hub set-up. So, at the link, above, you'll find the two agencies with the broadest radius to help the area right now. Both take DIRECT donations.

A small-blog swarm on that post (or this comment) would be greatly appreciated by more people than just me. I can't describe how wide-spread the damage is down here. It's enormous. The Media, per usual, is only just now waking up to the situation, after their Super-Duper-Let's-All-Wet-Our-Pants-Together- Tuesday Political Hangover. Like NOLA, these are REALLY poor folks down here, and have nothing, and nowhere to go.

A short post about this at YOUR Blog, linking either to my post, above, or directly to the two Orgs mentioned in the post above, would sure be a big help, and would be greatly appreciated by many people who are relying on help. They are all that we have right now.

I just donated a deer's worth of ground venison, along with the 100 pounds of rice and quart-sized ziplock bags that they said that they needed at the United Way Mid-South Food Bank, when I phoned them this morning. Their pantry is BARE, and I'll be loading them up with all the potatoes, rice, veggies, bags, and other staples that I can fit in my truck tomorrow.

This is serious Red State country, and a flood of help from the DFH Left would REALLY make a big difference in a number of good ways.

I thank you all in advance.

Click Here for more about what's going on down here. It's all that I am writing about right now. Help is needed.

Your humble peer,

Monkeyfister


American Red Cross
Mid-South Chapter
1400 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
901-726-1690

And:
United Way of the Mid-South phone in a donation at (901) 433-4300.

They take DIRECT donations, so you can skip all the National-level waste and delay, AND they serve nearly every community in the effected radius.

2 Comments:

Blogger S GARDNER said...

AND SO IT GOES!!! WHAT WAS BROKEN AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA IS STILL BROKEN TODAY. WE OWN A SMALL CONSTRUCTION CO. IN EAST TN. ABOUT 3-4 HRS. FROM MACON CO. MY HUSBAND, A COUPLE OF OUR EMPLOYEES, AND SOME FRIENDS WENT TO THAT AREA AND HELPED CLEANUP FOR THE 2 DAYS FOLLOWING THE TORNADOS'. TODAY AS ALL THESE GOV. AGENCIES BEGAN TO GATHER AT THE TDOT GARAGE, HE WENT THERE AND ASKED IF ANYONE NEEDED HELP. THE FEMA PERSON DIRECTED HIM TO TEMA, WHO DIRECTED HIM TO SOMEONE ELSE, AND SO ON..AND SO ON..SAME ANSWERS EACH TIME,,"WE ARE NOT OVER THAT" OR "WE ARE NOT IN CHARGE" TILL FINALLY THEY JUST STOPPED AND HELPED PEOPLE ALONG THE ROAD. AS USUAL THE RIGHT HAND NEVER KNOWS WHAT THE LEFT IS DOING. OH BUT THERE IS HOPE.. CALL THIS 1-800 #, OR GO TO THIS WEBSITE,,,WAIT..WHAT IF YOU HAVE NO INTERNET, OR NO PHONE, OR NO HOME FOR THAT MATTER! WHEN IS THIS COUNTRY GOING TO REALIZE IT'S NOT 2 WEEKS, OR A MONTH, OR 2 MONTHS, THAT THESE PEOPLE NEED HELP. ITS RIGHT NOW!!! THANK GOD FOR THE RED CROSS, SALVATION ARMY, AND THE LIKE. IF NOT FOR THESE REAL "FIRST RESPONDERS" OUR OWN PEOPLE WOULD STARVE TO DEATH, "LITERALLY" STARVE TO DEATH ALL THE WHILE POLITICIANS ARE DOING THE OLD LAME "COME BACK STRONGER" SPEACH! THAT ONE'S GETTIN OLD. HERE'S A NEW ONE..THE U.S. BACKBONE, HARWORKING AMERICAN, YOU KNOW WHO FOOTS THE BILL FOR THOSE WHO WANT WORK, BARE THE BIGGEST TAX BURDEN, FEEL THE WORST CRUNCH WHEN PRICES FOR GAS AND FOOD GO UP, & PRETTY MUCH SUPPORT THE U.S., YEAH THAT GROUP GOV. CALLS MIDDLE OR LOWER MIDDLE CLASS, THE WORKING PEOPLE..WITHOUT THEM THE GOV.WOULD HAVE NO MONEY TO GIVE TO THE RICH IN TAX BREAKS,INCENTIVES,AND THE LIKE, NOR WOULD THEY HAVE THE ALMIGHTY DOLLARS TO GIVE TO THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, BUMS, AND THOSE EDUCATING THEMSELVES & THEIR KIDS ON "THE WELFARE CAREER"! SORRY, DIDNT MEAN TO GET CARRIED AWAY. GOD BLESS AND BE WITH THOSE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES, HOMES, AND A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES. WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU ALL, CAUSE WHEN IT COMES RIGHT DOWN TO IT, ""GOD"", AND US IN THE "LOWER/MIDDLE CLASS" ARE ALL THAT REALLY KNOW OR CARE! ANYONE WHO CAN PLEASE GIVE!!!MONEY,CLOTHES,FOOD,OR JUST PRAYER! WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE'LL BE THE ONES "STUCK IN THE MIDDLE" OF SUCH A TRAGEDY!

2/10/2008 01:50:00 PM  
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