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Re: Katrina continued

I just watched the news and the devastation is horrendous. I can't
imagine being bussed 350 miles from my home to go live in the Superdome.
No jobs, no home, nothing. In recent past hurricanes, you got the
impression that they came through, destroyed things, people came back in
a day or two and started rebuilding. But this time, the losses seem so
much more difficult, so much more widespread, and the cleanup so much
more difficult and time consuming.


-- "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:

I'm glad they're safe, but can't imagine what it's like not to know whether
you have a home or a job.
I see on the news now that another levy has broken. :-(


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina continued

> There are some lines in our areas.  Small convenience stores are running
> out of gas because their distributors have none.  Keep your vehicles full
> no matter what the cost.
> One of my brothers lives in Charles County, LA, west of NO.  He found out
> that the county suffered less damage so he thinks he may have a house but
> can't find out if he and his wife still have jobs and the kids, three in
> their senior year, schools.
> Bonnie ETN Zone 7
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 8/31/2005 5:57:07 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina continued
> >
> > Pam,
> >
> > I'm glad you're able to help out. I think every one of us will need to
> > involved.
> >
> > FWIW, if anyone wants to contribute to flood relief, or other causes,
> > of the charities I give to is "Americares" www.americares.org  as it
> spends
> > so little on advertising. 1% as opposed to 3% for the Red Cross, and
> > astronomical amounts for some other organizations.
> > Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/  and www.give.org
> > lists and comparison charts.
> >
> > Do you have long gas lines in your area? I was surprised to see people
> > lining up at the gas stations when I went to run errands this afternoon.
> > Since 9/11 I've been trying to drive on the top half tank of gas. I'm
> > now. I remember what it was like in the 70's.
> >
> > d

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