Saturday, September 03, 2005

Give A Little

Margene at Zeneedle and Susan at 'I'm Knitting as fast as I can are yarning in knitters to donate to the Red Cross with fabulous prizes from the world of wool and such. Here's how you can help:

1. Donate online or by phone (1-800-HELP-NOW) to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

2. Let Margene and Susan know the amount of your donation by sending them an email at givealittle AT gmail.com. Put your name and the amount donated in the subject line.

3. If you would like to donate a prize to the cause, send an email to the ladies at the same address, givealittle AT gmail.com, and put 'prize' in the subject line.

Margene and Susan will keep a tally in their sidebars with the amount donated to date. Their mutual blog at Give A Little lists the prizes they've received so far. There you go, KNITTERS helping in anyway they can.

Amanda at clothesknit in Baton Rogue is living thru the hurricane nightmare with some wonderful insight and help ideas. Give her a shout out of support. Becky at Knitting Interrupted is still cleaning up in Milton FL. She missed the brunt of the storm but still had to suffer thru much of the rain and electrical outages. Katrina went right over the top of Miss Esther at Margariville and did serious damage to her home. Angels must have been on all their shoulders to have no lost of life or limb and their homes still standing.

I have put off SCREAMING just today about people still left at the Superdome and Convention Center. CNN said at 4 pm today, "the throng of evacuees has thinned. As many as 5,000 people were still at the Superdome, according to the Texas National Guard, and about 2,000 people remained at the convention center. I'm thrilled that something is happening. I'm having a very hard time with the fact that we can go fight a war and rebuild in other countries, but can't PLAN and SAVE our own citizens. But there are still so many to help. I'm off to the Red Cross. Seeeeeeeee ya.

And if you want to see a great little site on how we adults are viewed, in the eyes of a fourteen year old, as being so inept in our lack of control and planning for a hurricane, go visit Natalie and leave her a note at River of Flames. She has a very relevant music video to watch that really addresses some of the views of OUR American youth and all others that just don't understand the ineptitude.

Give A Little.

1 Comments:

Blogger strikemyheart said...

lol, that's cool that you linked to me... and there are so many people that i have talked to online about hurrican katrina and all the shit that is going on down there... it makes me mad too, and saddens me as well.

but what can ya do... well, you are actually doing a lot to help. i haven't done much except complain about the state of things, which is pretty sad.

anyway, i wanted to add a post because i just put some stuff on my blog that i really wanted your opinions on... when i first saw the articles and the video clip i was pretty appalled, and i ranted some on the Fort Minor forums with the others about the inhumanity of it all.

it's funny now that i think of it that i just used the word inhumanity... when it seems that all this strife and discrimination is just another part of being human. without controversy and hatred the world wouldn't be considered normal, because it has been made clear as far as i am concerned that we cannot live without something disrupting our peaceful lives. the movie "The Matrix" touches on this briefly.. when Agent Smith is talking to Morpheus, he says that the first matrix was built as a perfect utopia for all. but he then said that we couldn't accept the program and that entire crops were lost. they had to reconstruct the matrix to fit humans; it needed controversy to survive. or, rather, for people to survive in it.

strange, isn't it...

this comment was longer than i had originally intended because of all of my musings, but at least there were traces of intelligence in there somewhere, lol.

I'll talk to you later Kim.
~natalie

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