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Re: Re: [Katrina/Marines

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [Katrina/Marines
  • From: Pam Evans gardenqueen@gmail.com
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 06:02:20 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <024901c5aeb1$ff18b1a0$6401a8c0@hal>
  • References: <20050901025039.91744.qmail@web81507.mail.yahoo.com> <024901c5aeb1$ff18b1a0$6401a8c0@hal>

Amen to that dear. Give my nephew my best! God bless all those young men
faced w/ such a prospect.

On 8/31/05, David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net> wrote:
>
> Jesse, I too have an 18 year old son and I can't imagine him doing what
> your
> son is going to do. I wish him good luck and hope he stays safe.
>
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:50 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Re: [Katrina/Marines
>
>
> > Oh you all...my son called me tonight. There is a 95% chance that he
> > will be stationed over in New Orleans within the next few days. He
> > drives one of those amphibian vehicles that go from land to water. His
> > Marine platoon is being called in to help pick up the dead bodies,
> > rescue those that are left, stop the looters and gangs and help move the
> > people from the superdome to the astrodome. He was just beside himself.
> > He's 18 and has never been in a disaster zone like this. He said, "mom,
> > there are women and children...and BABIES that I'll have to pick up...I
> > don't know if I can do this". And in the next breath he was saying,
> > "it's my job, I'll do whatever I need to do to help them, this is just
> > horrible". I just wanted to cry. He said, "mom, please ask your friends
> > to pray for me and my buddies. Not only is this hard to do, but we need
> > protection. The gangs and looters out there are shooting at
> > anybody...Americans should not be the "enemy" here". So I'm asking you
> > all to
> >
> > keep New Orleans and the folks trying to help them in your prayers. This
> > is just so sad.
> >
> > Jesse
> >
> > Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The company I work for can be butts sometimes, but in a disaster - they
> > are
> > there. The big boys sent out a call this morning for donations which we
> > collected which they will add a momentous chunk to. The rank and file
> have
> > responded to the call to outfit a donated rent house for refugees. And
> > this
> > is just the beginning...
> >
> >
> > On 8/31/05, kmrsy@netzero.net wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >>
> >> -- "Daryl"
> > wrote:
> >> Bonnie,
> >>
> >> 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. :-(
> >>
> >> d
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Bonnie Holmes"
> >> To:
> >> 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
> >
> >> > > To:
> >> > > 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
> >> be
> >> > > involved.
> >> > >
> >> > > FWIW, if anyone wants to contribute to flood relief, or other
> causes,
> >> one
> >> > > of the charities I give to is "Americares"
> > www.americares.orgas 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 <http://www.give.org>
> >> have
> >> > > 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
> >> glad
> >> > > now. I remember what it was like in the 70's.
> >> > >
> >> > > d
> >>
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
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