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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:17 pm 
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Okay, we're donating blood and money. We're giving supplies to relief agencies that request them, some of our members are going in with volunteer organizations, military units, police and fire depts...
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?
I'm racking my brain to think of what is needed. What we can do from a distance. I'd like some constructive ideas about this.

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jamoni wrote:
Okay, we're donating blood and money. We're giving supplies to relief agencies that request them, some of our members are going in with volunteer organizations, military units, police and fire depts...
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?
I'm racking my brain to think of what is needed. What we can do from a distance. I'd like some constructive ideas about this.


We need to put you in office, is what we should do.

The situation calls for creative, outside-the-box thinking.

Hats off to you, jamoni

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:47 pm 
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If any of our members have skills to help rebuild the infrastructure, I'm sure they'll be needing it, shortly.

I'm almost positive that when the water is finally cleared, my company may send some of us down to assist in rebuilding the phone network. It's what they've traditionally done in situations like this.


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The things I'm coming up with are long term.
Housing is going to be a big issue, and relocation. The economic impact of all this is going to be tremendous.
CARS. Jesus, how many thousands of cars were destroyed? Even the people who still have jobs will have no way to get to them.
Winter clothing. How many people are moving north with nothing but the clothes on their backs?
SHOES. I keep thinking how many people I've seen on the news barefoot.

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What about something like petioning hotels/motels to open up their vacant rooms to these people?

If enough of us write letters to the papers in the appropriate areas, maybe it would garner enough local support to pressure those businesses to help out.


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There are a number of collection points for clothing items, and personal items such as tooth paste, deodorant, toilet paper etc...

I think if each of us, when we go shopping, would buy a few extra of these items and drop them in the collection points this would make a HUGE collective effort.

We cal all also continue to donate money. Im sure Kyle wouldnt mind sending a check out monthly from our continued donations. If each of us would drop 15 bucks in the kitty every month this does indeed add up.

Also since at least a portion of the proceeds got to charity for store purchases I'd say keep ordering those tee shirts, stickers, and patches guys!

Of course we have already talked about blood drives. We have a blood mobile coming to work in a few days, of course I'll be giving my share of the bearish red stuff. 8)

As a nation we can conserve fuel as much as we possibly can. The less burden we put on our already over burdened fuel resources the better.

We can all go through our closests and see what clothing we dont wear anymore... it may be nothing but closet space to us, but it would be very useful to someone who has lost everything and has only rags to wear. These items should be dropped off to the Salvation Army.

You can also volunteer with the Red Cross and you dont have to necessarily leave the state... you can work at a local collection point where you are.

I keep hearing over and over again from FEMA and the Red Cross that the biggest thing they need right now is MONEY.

IF however you have any kind of specialized equipment and/or skill (they really need chopper and fixed wing aircraft pilots right now) please PM me and I will give you my number at FEMA to call. I can submit your name, phone number, and adderss, and skill/equipment to the appropriate people. Right now what is really needed is pilots who own aircraft.

Also needed soon will be those who own, and can use/drive/operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers and backhoes, and front end loaders.

Keep in mind you would need to be able to bring your own equipment and be willing to donate your time/servies for an exended period of time.

You can also submit price quotes if you are willing to be hired by FEMA for relief and reconstruction efforts. You dont have to necessarily DONATE your professional skills and equipment.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:34 pm 
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Howdy all,

I own a poker company in St Louis (you know, the annoying free-poker at bars thing!!) I have been trying to set up a fundraiser for Katrina...I have the equipment, the man power, and locations to hold up to 250 people. I need someone to help w/ getting the word out and helping to decide the right direction for the money to go. In the past we have made a few thousand bucks for local charities.

I think ZS would be the right organization to pair up with for this...you keep yourself up to date on what's going on and see the broader scope. I hate that this is my first post, as I've been lurking for months but the time seemed right!!

Let me know what you think !!!

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Howdy all,

I own a poker company in St Louis (you know, the annoying free-poker at bars thing!!) I have been trying to set up a fundraiser for Katrina...I have the equipment, the man power, and locations to hold up to 250 people. I need someone to help w/ getting the word out and helping to decide the right direction for the money to go. In the past we have made a few thousand bucks for local charities.

I think ZS would be the right organization to pair up with for this...you keep yourself up to date on what's going on and see the broader scope. I hate that this is my first post, as I've been lurking for months but the time seemed right!!

Let me know what you think !!!

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We would love to work with you. I'll get the guys and girls together and we'll find a time to meet up and discuss more in detail.

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I don't know if this has been mentioned, but now since there are evacuees all over the place with nothing to do but wait, has anyone thought of board games, cards, videos, comforts?


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I'm here, with my new friends starting a donation relief supply, a lot of our teachers and faculty members, and a shitload of students and citizens of the airbase (its okinawa, thats a HUGE population) are donating school supplies, canned goods/water, some medical supplies (band aids, iodine, antiseptic, asprin, neosperin, all sorts)

I say, start your individual volunteer team in your community, make ads for volunteers willing to go to the new orleans, organize!


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I nodded in agreement.
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I guess there really isn't a expiration (necro) date on spam.


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OhioMe wrote:
I guess there really isn't a expiration (necro) date on spam.

I can't say specifically for SPAM but for canned meats in general I would guess 10-14 years. I recently ate some 10 year old corned beef. I ate about half of a 12oz can. Within about 2-3 hours I was running to the can and taking a couple swigs of Peptol Bizmol. After that I was scared to fart for the next 2 days.


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Well, since this got necro'ed anyhow... Thanks for helping us out after the storm. Unless you've been through this sort of thing, you don't know how much it can mean.


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