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Old 09-01-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Being asked for help

This may come off cold and insensitive, but does is bother anyone that because of this hurricane we are being asked to donate what we can? Don't get me wrong, my heart and sympathy go out to everyone that has been devastated by this tragedy. But, how can people expect a ton of donations when they have to worry about putting gas in their car?
Maybe it's just me, but that's how I see it.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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Well I can see your point..the costs of gas are about to get this close to me starting to take the bus to work. For 35.00 a month I can get a bus pass to take me almost right to the front door and back at night. Its ridiculous !!!!

If Im able to spare some cash, food, water, etc. to send down there I would imagine we'll probably do it. After watching CNN yesterday all day at work, the flooding, devestation, and death is just astounding. :(
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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I just emailed my friends about it this morning. I had 3 emails asking for donations, both MSN and Yahoo have donation links, my morning paper had a front page article asking for money, and I heard Harry Connick Jr. is doing a telethon tomorrow night. I truly feel bad about the losses the people in the Gulf suffered, and I will donate, but I will only donate once...
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Being asked for help

I can agree with you sort of. I mean these people do have insurance right? That will only help in the rebuilding process. What about the days and weeks following the hurricane that they have nothing to eat, no where to sleep and no clean clothes..

I do agree with suit, if you are going to donate, donate what you can within reason once..

Karma does work in strange ways, would you want someone to help you if you were there....?
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:28 AM   #5
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Actually, I've heard that about half the residents of NO did NOT have flood insurance, so they will be SOL.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:35 AM   #6
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Why would you not have flood insurance? I mean you are going to live nest to a major body of water that is known for hurricanes in your area why not pay the $10 a month.

I will do what I can for these people but I am sorry where is my money going to go? To some guy holding an AK 47 shooting up cops? I am sitting here watching people sit on roofs looking for help and right down the street hundreds are stealing TV's from appliance stores. Where the hell are they going to plug it in? and if they do find an outlet not under water there is no power. I can see taking meds, clothes, and food because no one has any but TV's come on. If I am guaranteed my hard earned money is going to a family that needs itt and are not looting or killing cops by all means you can have my donations because what happened to that community is heart wrenching and I feel for all of them that have lost everything.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:40 AM   #7
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I am not someone that has a lot of money, but I feel that I should chip in to help them out. I would hope people would do the same for me if a natural disaster was to hit around here. These people are going with out food, formula for their children, homeless, in some case stuck until help comes, and without electricity for months...probably around Christmas time.
I see that the gas prices have sky rocketed and I will just have to cut back on my driving....but I feel that I should send them what I can, even if it's not a lot! These people lost EVERYTHING and it's not going to be that easy to rebuild and get it back!
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I just heard the news say that the residents won't be able to come back for a few months. Its a shame more of the people don't have flood insurance. I'm going to try and donate some money or atleast maybe some supplies. I'll keep all those people in my prayers.
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I agree. I am sure I will be donating what I can. I can not imagine what those people are going through and would not want to go through it myself. But like you all have been saying god forbid something happens here or to me or my family I would hope people would help. As long as I know my money or items are really going to the people I would be more than happy. I am sure we all waste money on stupid things or not so important things and right now they have nothing. And I am sure living where they did that flood insurance is more than $10 a month, or sometimes people assume they have it and then find out they dont. But that is not the issue the issue is that in just a few hours these people were left with nothing and in horrible conditions. I think if everyone pitched in a few dollars or 1 or 2 items it would make a big difference.
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I think sending supplies and non-perishables might be the best bet at this point. As Steel-X rightly pointed out, sending money blindly right now might be a mistake. I don't want some idiot taking my money into Wal-Mart and buying ammunition to shoot cops or rescue workers with...
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