Saturday, September 03, 2005


This post will quickly get to the point. I am exhausted from the biased network commentaries about our nation's response to the devasting Hurricane Katrina. The bottom line is that we have no experience with a disaster of this magnitude and we are truly writing the handbook on response on a hourly basis. Meanwhile, let us continue our call for action.

All of us--individuals, families, villages, cities, states, our country, and other nations--need to respond and respond passionately to the need for assistance in the Gulf area. As I write, twelve motorcoaches requested by FEMA to move disaster victims should be arriving in Mississipi loaded with supplies from International Aid in Spring Lake.

Susan and Shelby just returned from a few hours of shopping this morning where they focused on the urgent needs: full size bars of soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, wash clothes, hand towels, small notepads, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, and bottled water. They dropped of their items at the main office of International Aid at 17011 W. Hickory in Spring Lake where they are also accepting donations to help in the distribution of some 20,000 relief packs.

At times we have limited our viewing of the television network reports because the trauma is beyond belief. However, we just can't limit our response to heartfelt compassion and prayer. Will you join us in some form of action? Please respond to this great need. International Aid can be located on the web at where you can even provide a secure online donation. Credit card donations may be made by calling the International Aid 24-hour donation line at 800-251-2502.


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