Get Flash !/>

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Help Katrina Victums

Americans are responding to Hurricane Katrina with a massive outpouring of giving, at times overwhelming call centers and computer servers set up by charities to field donations.

Total donations passed the $200 million mark by Friday, four days after the storm slammed into the Gulf Coast. The bulk of those funds were collected by The American Red Cross, which said it has raised $196.9 million from individuals and corporations.

We need to make sure emphasis should be put on rescuing the victims and immediately providing food and shelter.

The military expects to put 30,000 National Guard troops on duty in the Gulf states as demands grow for more security and relief assistance, officials said. But I would repeal the shoot-to-kill order on looters, many who are looking for food, water, medicine and diapers in a city with no available stores or aid. Are there bad seeds out there? Yes, but shoot to kill is not the way.

There could be more devastating storms in the six weeks remaining in the hurricane season. Global warming is heating up the south Atlantic and the Caribbean making for ever more ferocious hurricanes. Yet our know-nothing President vetoed the Kyoto Agreement aimed at curbing global warming, calling it “unproven science.”

He was so slow to act compaired to the actions that where taken for the victums of the tsunami over sea's.

Four days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf coast, Military vehicles finally began rolling into New Orleans last night, loaded with supplies and medical aid.

Long convoys of buses also moved in to carry those most in need away from the flooded streets.

Mayor Nagin articulated what many had long felt when he lost his cool on local radio, claiming that government officials "don't have a clue what's going on".

He said he told the President by telephone that "we had an incredible crisis here and that his flying over in Air Force One does not do it justice".

Asia-Pacific nations – including tsunami-battered Sri Lanka – promised Friday to send money and disaster relief to the United States to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Also in the aftermath thousands of motorists called a government hotline to complain of price gouging. The Energy Department reports more than 5,000 calls.It just seems to anger me when it comes to oil & gas how this disaster seems to bring out the worst in some oil companys.

but atleast one oil company BP America according a news source "has increased its donations to $5 million in its contribution to humanitarian relief efforts undertaken in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The funds include $1 million to be distributed to Houston area efforts to assist the thousands of evacuees moving into the area."

I see the people of this country have more to give in a faster time then Bush. (damn it, and I voted for him! Man I'm a dumb ass)
Call 1-800-HELP-NOW or visit Red or donate through the iTunes Music Store


Post a Comment

<< Home