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Katrina got me thinking about alot.
September 2, 2005
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Well its another day and the sun is shining and we have food, shelter, electric, water. I hear the birds singing outside and cars driving around, kids playing but yet I see on tv the devistation that Katrina brought to many people. I have been watching the news since it all started and continue too. Last night I just started to cry, I saw a father who lost everything but yet he was thankful that people were trying help. I saw a mother clinging to her two babies and I look at my 2 year old and think how lucky I am. I saw the tears in her eyes begging for help. I just wanted to reach through the tv and help. Yeah we all have bad days, but nothing compares to what these people are going through. It tears me up inside just to think of what is going through their minds. I just wanted to write this to let them know I care. I know alot of people care and even though they feel like no one is helping, they are not alone. I'm sending all those people prayers and hope that things start falling into place and that these people can rest assure things will be taken care of. I also hope and pray the violence will stop and everyone will start coming together to help each other instead of destroying.

May God Bless you ALL!!

September 2, 2005
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I share many of your feelings. One thing that has helped me feel better is making financial donations to the Red Cross and to the Salvation Army. That way I feel I am doing something to help and showing that I care.

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kathy

September 2, 2005
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We live paycheck to paycheck but we are donating 25 dollars each paycheck for 4 weeks. I know every bit helps. I can live without some things just to help someone else who so desperately needs things. I wish I could do more but all I can do now is pray, well mayb give blood and things Idont need around my house that someone else might need.

September 2, 2005
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I just got done moving my oldest daugther (via car) to New Orleans for college two weeks ago. To my shock, she called me crying on Saturday evening stating they were being evacuated! Its a long story, but she is safe and home now in Maryland, but has lost everything she owns but the clothes on her back!

I am grateful that she escaped from there. Many, many people did not.

She is struggling with the aftershock of it all, but will recover. The gulf states are in alot of trouble now. I am very grateful for my job, my home and my ability to live my life (from day to day).

I feel blessed to have my daughter back home and safe.

September 2, 2005
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Hi
I work for Rutgers University in
New Jersey. Yesterday the president
of RU sent out an email saying that
any New Jersey resident that could
not attend a college that was
in the area affected by Katrina
could come to Rutgers until the
school they were going to reopened.
I've heard other schools in NJ are
making the same offer. Maybe Maryland
has something like this to offer.....

September 2, 2005
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I think the hurricane, seeing the pain that the people are going through help us to see how good we really do have it, that we have a home, our children are safe, that we can love them. I would like to do something too.

September 2, 2005
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It is so sad and hard to see New Orleans now and all the people suffering so much and for so long.

Money is pouring in but rescue efforts are not being done fast enough. Now there are people with guns shooting and raping...its all so hard to see and hear.

I pray for them and hope things get better fast...those people are dying,starving and desperate...

Bel

September 2, 2005
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It is so horrible to watch the scenes on television. It makes me wonder, in this day and age, why couldn't something have been done? Why weren't they more prepared for a disaster of this magnitude?

The superintendent of education in our state has opened the doors to any refugee, and instructed local school districts in Missouri that they cannot refuse an education to any child, even if they don't have a birth certificate. Most of these people have nothing.

I plan to give money and donate blood. And pray...

September 2, 2005
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From a very grateful Louisiana resident, I thank you on behalf of all of us here in Louisiana who have literally been blown away by this catastrophe. Thank you for you prayers and for your donations. I live in central Louisiana, so my home was not damaged by the hurricaine. However, we have now opened our homes and our shelters to over 15,000 refugees who have litterally poured into our city. We are a town of only 50,000 people, so our resources are strained, but everybody has come together to help these people.

Please pray in the days and weeks to come that these people will be able to start over, find refuge and jobs somewhere. It is truly heartbreaking to hear their stories and see their faces. They are in shock, but oh so grateful to be out of that hell hole.

Thank you all again for anything you have done or will do. Things can change one person at at time, and believe me that any contribution in any way is much appreciated. It's gonna be a long road home.

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