On a related note, this morning I got the MOST pleasant phone call that
totally made my day....certain friends of Ted from the NO area are a-ok!
To say the least....I beyond thrilled with said news.
Worrying about family. Spending days on the phone searching for loved ones.
Donating money, food and water. Tomorrow we start cooking for and serving
refugees. Along with the knowledge that many of my friends have had not
only their possessions but their homes and jobs wiped from the face of the
Even if you only watch the news and care you're dealing with it.
Not only the people who took the direct hit were effected. Were the people
at ground zero the only ones effected by 9/11? Or has that disaster had any
effect on you?
My work is about to take me to Houston's version of ground zero. The
Astrodome. We will be responsible for security shortly. There are only 5k
people there so far and the violence is already breaking out. Houston
expects 150k refugees. The next 6 months will be a huge test.
Wow Chad, 150K? I hadn't heard numbers like that.
I guess your job will take you to the dome. I thought about volunteering
there but decided that I couldn't handle it and would stay working with a
I was reading in the Orlando Sentinel about how the Florida Airboat
Association had mobiliized it's members and fully equipped and stocked
their airboats to go and help rescue people,only to have FEMA refuse
permission,which denies them support services.They had 500 airboats ready
to travel to NOLA to help.
It's a very bad situation ...and I hope that next time they say
evacuate more people will EVACUATE!..I'm sure there were exceptions
but too many people did not take the warning seriously enough and
unfortunately are in a very bad situation
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