[Ansteorra] Disaster Relief
Patrickandjulia at aol.com
Sat Sep 3 14:38:09 PDT 2005
I have been watching the various lists regarding efforts to get relief to
those most affected. From what I have been able to gather, if at all possible,
the best thing we can do is to donate funds through reputable organizations
such as the Red Cross or Salvation Army. With the roads in the condition
they are in, the likelihood that care packages that are shipped arriving in a
timely manner is probably slim. Trying to drive supplies down may be just as
difficult as only emergency relief personnel will probably be allowed in the
affected areas. There is talk about gasoline being scarce in some areas.
Don't become another victim of this crisis in an effort to help. With homes
destroyed, there may not be a place for any items collected to be stored.
Moneys donated through Red Cross or some other organization will reach the
affected areas much faster than we can. Let us assist with the most immediate needs
right now. Yes, collect or make garb, and other SCA items that will be
needed once the initial crisis is dealt with. Yes, continue with fundraisers.
This situation will affect our members for months and possibly years. We need
to prepare for the long haul.
Thank you, again, Ansteorra, for rallying to help!
Disaster Relief Coordinator, Ansteorra
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