Saturday, September 03, 2005

This One Is About America

I will try to keep up with information that will let you know how Americans can help other Americans in our time of need.

The local Red Cross office : 2002 S. Main.

The Blood Center at #3 Grand Avenue Plaza to donate blood. They are hoping to send 300 units of blood from the area.

Information Resources:
National Hurricane Center: Weather Service: Information Center (river flooding): Emergency Management Agency: Homeland Security: of New Orleans: Governor's Office:

Relief Organizations:

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or https:// Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or http://gbgm- Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or Charity tips:

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: Society for the Prevention of

Cruelty to Animals:

Hurricane Katrina Blogs: has a blog available here.BBC News Reporters' Log: Hurricane Katrina.

I'm sure there will be more as we go along. This is going to be a long process folks. God bless you all for all your caring, prayers and help.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, you can get up off your duff and get down there and put in some real work.....

what I'd like to do.

9:44 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger Ron said... is all needed, money, works, prayers. I think that if you want to go there you go with an organization or group. I will try to post these as they are made known. If anyone knows of any please let us know. Thanks

10:46 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

The Donkey is working two jobs here. Most people cannot leave here to help there. Money sent would be best. Sadly criminals and looting are slowing the rescue efforts. Places are not safe. The police are overwhelmed.

If one is going to travel to help, they need to have a better plan than "real work". This situation has become very bad and complex. God speed to any one that is gong to this disaster area.

11:40 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

The best thing to do, for those who can't afford to go, is to get on with a construction company or reconstruction group like Ron said.

With a construction company (or any company that's contracted out for the reconstruction; there will be many kinds for sure), you're paid travel expenses+salary.

I'm working two jobs currently myself, and can't afford much; but soon as I hear of a company from around here that's contracting out for jobs there, I'm gone 'til time to join the Peace Corps.

7:47 AM, September 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that we should all try to help in whatever way we can, even if it's only prayer for the survivors. Have to wonder, though, whether any irony will be lost on the Bushies who ordered "freedom fries" and now have to accept help from the Germans and, oh, yes, the French, too. Viva la France!! And where is the National Guard when you need it in an emergency to sandbag the levees. Oh, right, in Iraq where it was sent by the "dear leader" the redneck fundamentalist Bushies saw fit to put in office TWICE (not that he actually was elected, you understand).
Ron had a caller yesterday who talked about building cities in areas like New Orleans and whether it was worth rebuilding there in light of future disasters. I agree. It is convenient for trade/commerce to have New Orleans where it is, but it sure isn't an ideal location, in terms of potential for disasters occuring.
We do seem to see a lot of people building houses on stilts/pilings on the beachfronts, on cliffs/hillsides in CA, etc., and cities in the flood plain of the Mississippi. All nice and convenient but a disaster waiting to happen.

1:15 PM, September 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're not the only ones the U.S. is trying to bum off of for relief. I'll have to find the link later, but the U.S. gov't has been begging from England, too!

All the people we claim to hate!

1:37 PM, September 01, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

The Donkey can not believe the US Military can not put in pontoon bridges to take people out of New Orleans. Why can not the marines use thier landing crafts, to ferry out the people. Babies are dying in the street for lack of water and food. People are fighting over water. Police can only hold their stations. We need to get people out of the city. The Donkey can not understand why more is not being done. More can be done.

The donkey is looking for way to volunteer. The donkey can drive a bus or semi. The donkey can operate most heavy equipment. The donkey is looking at maps and web sites, trying to figure out what would do the most good.

Some people see the criminals and say, "Why help them?" The Donkey wants to help the innocent people and the heros that are moving through the filthy water and going past gangs to get kids out there.

We can do something. We have electricity, power, water and homes. We have the time to think and work. We can save lives and also help people that have gotten out. The donkey knows there are people of Roswell who are thinking how to do this.

9:00 PM, September 01, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

It's like they said on a talk radio show overnight... I'm mad as hell.

Our gov't administrations over past years couldn't spend $250 mil to fix a levee that would have prevented the New Orleans devastation, but can spend $25 BIL to try to clean it up afterwards, after all the people have died, after the looting's over with.


9:07 AM, September 02, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

The Donkey posted again because Ron moved up the post article.


National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

WASHINGTON, Friday, September 02, 2005 — The American Red Cross, with support of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is launching a Web site and hotline to help assist family members who are seeking news about loved ones living in the path of Hurricane Katrina. You can visit the “Family Links Registry” via or call 1-877-LOVED-1S to register.

Evacuees wishing to inform loved ones of their location can register their name by clicking on “Family Links Registry” on Concerned loved ones can register the names of their loved ones and view the list of those already posted. Due to the extent of the damage and the number of people displaced, concerned friends and family members are encouraged to visit the site daily to consult the list, as it will be updated continuously. 1 877-LOVED-1S is a toll-free hotline established for those who do not have internet access.

3:30 PM, September 03, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

This one is about the BULLSHIT we call "America":

So here goes: Homeland Security (her term, not mine) told the Red Cross DO NOT enter New Orleans and says this still now. And why, you may ask? Not Security. Not worker safety. Not lack of access. It was because people would be drawn to the Red Cross food and they wouldn't want to go to be evacuated. So I asked: "The people starving and dying at the convention center yesterday couldn't get Red Cross food and water because they would be drawn to the food at the convention center, where they were, and not want to be evacuated from the convention center where no evacuations were going on or planned and all the while they are dying". (Actually, it was a couple questions.) She went back into her spiel about all of the other good work they were doing. When I asked again, she said yes, that was true. She seem relieved to admit it.

In closing, I asked if she asked this question before since she was very familiar with the answer she gave. She said yes.

More here.

5:56 PM, September 03, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Also see: LIHOP? MIHOP? Come on folks. Take a breath and think..

5:58 PM, September 03, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

And, from ABC news:

Evacuation Disrupted by Gunshot Report

Thursday morning, a seething sea of tense, unhappy, people packed shoulder-to-shoulder up to the barricades where heavily armed National Guardsmen stood.

Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard said other evacuations were continuing and were not affected by trash fires burning outside the Superdome. Law enforcement officers will ride with the school buses, he said.

"At the Superdome, we have a report that one shot was fired at a Chinook helicopter," Schneider said, adding that the Chinook is "an extremely large aircraft."

Laura Brown, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman in Washington, said she had no such report.

"We're controlling every single aircraft in that airspace and none of them reported being fired on," she said, adding that the FAA was in contact with the military as well as civilian aircraft.

6:03 PM, September 03, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...


6:12 PM, September 03, 2005  
Blogger BeWitchingWizard said...

The investigation for the response to New Orleans is goning to be a complete Whitewash , because it might as well be 2 republicans on it. Just as good as the 9/11 Omissions Report What a joke ,

12:13 PM, September 06, 2005  
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5:20 PM, September 06, 2005  

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