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[10 Feb 2005|09:44pm]

Just a few questions.Collapse )
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Well [23 Jan 2005|08:16pm]

Ummm,,,,I can't tell if the previous post was a joke or not. I'm going to assume it wasn't because the person that made the post is no longer in the community, so I'm guessing that he or she joined, posted, then left. That and there wasn't a way to comment on the entry (at least that I saw). If that's the case, then fuck off and die dear hateful poster.

If it was supposed to be a joke, then it's pretty sick humor.
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[22 Jan 2005|02:16pm]

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virus [17 Jan 2005|09:51pm]

[ mood | tired ]

If you get any e-mails from an unknown Tsunami Aid or fake Red Cross, do not open it. I just heard on the news that there is a virus attached to it.

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[17 Jan 2005|07:53pm]



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[14 Jan 2005|09:46am]


through 'Mothers for Tsunami Reflief' E.T.C.creations is auctioning handcrafted jewery on ebay with the proceeds going to the Red Cross to aid Tsunami victims in South East Asia.

view the auction here

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Just A Quick Note [12 Jan 2005|02:25am]

The Home Depot Foundation apparently does some community projects in the U.S. and Canada. I get the feeling that's more of a local, community-based thing, but it might be worth contacting them to ask if they're going to do anything about the tsunami relief efforts since Home Depot's page about the direct relief effort sound a bit vague as far as the actual "rebuilding" bit goes.

Thought I'd just post that as haven't seen any mention of it here.
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Tsunami Relief [10 Jan 2005|12:22am]

Please visit Michele Agnew's site--for every comment made, a generous blogger has agreed to donate $1 to Oxfam to aid in the tsunami relief. What a wonderful gesture!
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Washington Post Story [07 Jan 2005|10:25am]

A story I thought would interest this group about the power of one and some of the challenges facing relief efforts in Sri Lanka.

"To suffer is to survive. To bear it with grace and courage is to live."
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[06 Jan 2005|07:38pm]

[ mood | touched ]

Hello guys. My grandpa emailed me some pictures of the tsunami occuring. They're really moving and jerthepedo told me to post them here.



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personal tsunami appeal [06 Jan 2005|10:00am]

We are all feeling desperate to help the tsunami victims and everyone is digging deep and doing strange things to raise money. Most of us wish we could just GO and DO something!

A good friend of mine, Tim, often goes out to help with the rebuilding of communities in the aftermath of disasters. He spent many months in Turkey following the earthquake there some time ago. He had the gruesome task of finding bodies before he set about helping to create a new living environment for the survivors. Tim is able to do what many of us WANT to do and can’t, but we CAN help him, He was planning to go next week to sri lanka but found out yesterday that a flight there costs £600 and he cannot afford it, he was thinking he would have to cancel his trip so I have started an appeal to sponsor Tim to work on our behalf, for what WE would like to be able to do to help the tsumani victims, its direct action; we don’t have to feel quite so useless.

If anyone out there would like to help out by donating please contact me and I'll pass it on. Donations can be made immediately via paypal ( one_gothic_angel@yahoo.com) at this link https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/ema/index-outside any excess (should there BE any excess!!) will either go to other tsunami based charities or be given to Tim to exchange for local currency to help the people he meets directly while he is there.

It all seems so distant when it's on the TV but it brings it into real life for me when he goes out to help in places like this. Any comments and wishes will be passed on to him too. We will be keeping in contact via email when he arrives at the red cross camp (they have satellite links) and regular updates on his progress will be posted on my personal live journal for anyone who wants to get a personal inside view of what it’s really like over there

Thanks, every little helps x
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[05 Jan 2005|03:37pm]


Unfortunately we only sponsor not for profits that promote the arts, literacy, and education. We do not affiliate with any health related, family services, medical related, political, religious, or sports organizations.

Thank you!
Gina Ferioli
Community Relations Assistant
Barnes&Noble Booksellers

ahhhh so barnes and noble isn't going to help. oh well. i tried.

BUT happy! my school choir (24 kids including myself) has already produced $100, and not even everyone has given yet! apparently doctors without borders has all the money they need for tsunami stuff, so we're looking at the red cross, though i'd prefer save the childre...another possibility was giving to a parkinson's foundation, since the woman in whose honor we'd be donating has parkinson's. maybe we'll split the money into 2 gifts, i don't know, it's out of my hands now so i'm gonna let the choir decide. but it just goes to show that if you present a good cause, people will shell out money. go for it!

also, i've realized in the past week that the child i sponsor through compassion international (www.compassion.org) lives in east india. that's all the detail i have, so i have no way of knowing if he's anywhere near the coast, or if he has family that might have been affected by the tsunami. i'm working on getting in touch, but anyway...his name is ram murmu, he's 5...
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Orphans [05 Jan 2005|12:03am]


It's breaking my heart hearing and seeing stories about how many children have become orphans because of the tsunami. Does anyone have any info, or know ho wi can find out about trying to sponsor a child from the tsunami disaster areas? If its possible to do that..
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[04 Jan 2005|06:28am]

I feel utterly helpless. I went to donate some cash today to the red cross, I felt good giving some money but I feel as thought its just not enough. I have this urge to just somehow physically help the people who have been hit by this disaster…I was browsing around for tsunami communities and this was the only one I could find. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if ‘red crescent’ is a part of the red cross?
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[03 Jan 2005|09:18pm]


sandra bullock donates $1 million for tsunami relief!!!


sooooo i emailed lowe's via their website, and i probably didn't send it to the right place, but i got a nice long respose. ^__^Collapse )

justice, i know you were working on this one, what's your angle?

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[03 Jan 2005|03:25pm]


hooray for home depot!!!

also, i heard that some other major store was matching prices...was it eckerd? i forget. but anyway, that's groovy, but i still wanna write more letters...who's next on the list???

sooo this might be small, but my school choir is bringing in money next class to donate to doctors without borders. and my teacher said she might extend this to all the other choirs - that's several hundred kids, and if each one brings a dollar or two...cool. yay! now as for my church...i might ask my dad if next week we can provide envelopes for a special south asia offering. hmmmm.

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[02 Jan 2005|10:02pm]

[ mood | tired ]

I was planning on drafting a letter to home imporvement stores as part of my whole rebuilding campaign, drafting a letter to send to charities about the shoebox campaign, and rewording the water draft into a thank-you letter and an international letter for companies that haven't donated water yet.  I wasn't expecting to get to any of that today, so I'm not too worried.  I also don't think it will be terribly hard to write those letters in the next few days.  Once I do that, it will take care of several items on my checklist.

Anyway, this LiveJournal conversation with megaleena has inspired several things.  First of all, it would be awesome if people could ask local places of worship to do something as a spiritual community for tsunami victims.  It could be as simple as collecting money to donate to a specific charity once a week, or it could be something more, like organizing a week-long trip to volunteer.  I don't know if that would be stepping on anyone's toes to suggest that, but it could work.  Maybe.  We'll see.  megaleena also mentioned trying to find builders for the rebuilding project.  First of all, I'd like to thank Barnes and Noble for putting a book about volunteering on sale for $2.88 several months ago.  It is an amzing resource - I've found some practical ways to find builders!  It's a long shot, be we could find some people from this website, or at least try to get them to advertise the cause.  Regardless, it's a great site for any sort of international volunteering.  I think I might use it for research for things to do during summer and after college.  It would be slightly less of a commitment than joining the Peace Corps.  Also, Habitat for Humanity works internationally.  There's an application office near my house, so I'm going to stop by after school this week and ask about doing something in Asia and Africa for tsunami victims.  Hopefully with the combined push on Habitat and home imporvement stores, something will occur to help people get homes.  I really think it's important, so I'm going to do what I can.  I know edda is working on Home Depot stuff, which is awesome.  I'm going to focus on Lowe's.

I found some more great references for charities and volunteer efforts.  Earthwatch and Global Volunteers focus on environmental work - including water-supply contamination. If you're more interested in medical issues, Health Volunteers Overseas, International Medical Volunteers Association, Doctors without Borders, and Doctors of the World are awesome references.  We haven't really tossed back any ideas about helping out orphans of the tsunami.  So far there are a few links for that, such as this one about international orphanages.  The International Rescue Committee also seems like a good source of information, as does World Relief.  If anyone is looking to donate two to four weeks of overseas volunteering, I would recommend visiting this site.  If anyone is a member of a Rotary club, you could probably organize a trip to afflicted regions to help.

There was a really great link posted at disaster_relief about creating an international tsunami warning system without relying on government control.  There was also an entry about an anti-disaster warning system.  I though both were pretty interesting.

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[03 Jan 2005|08:13am]

[ mood | busy ]

This is just a little note to anyone else who might live in Australia:
There will be a charity concert at the Sydney Opera House with Australian bands such as Eskimo Joe, Spiderbait, Killing Heidi, The Whitlams, and Anthony and Casey from the latest Australian Idol. Tickets are only $25, and the proceeds will be donated to help victims.
Tickets go on sale today, so if you can, please show your support and go to the concert. Apart from anything else, it should be a good one.
For a full story, go here:
Thanks. By the way, I just joined a few minutes ago, I think this community is a great idea. :)

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[01 Jan 2005|09:51pm]


oh, and if anyone's interested, you can find president bush's statement on the US's contribution to the relief effort here.

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[01 Jan 2005|09:25pm]


well, i kinda hate to see disaster relief turn into a competition between nations, but it's getting the job done i guess...japan has topped the US's donation of $350 million with a whopping $500 million. although the one-up-ing is a little sickening, it could be advantageous. i hope bush feels the need to prove his manhood and goes for a billion dollars or something. truly, if we put the war in iraq on hold for a few days, we could just donate 3 billion dollars, and that's really what it's going to take, as these past few days have proven.

anyway, i sent a letter to regal via the earlier suggestion in this community. also, my dad just informed me that our family received a pretty large gift from our last congregation (my dad's a methodist minister) to use towards charity work, so i'll be able to contribute personally. i'm gonna try and squirrel up more monetary donations elsewhere...one idea i had was my school choir - we're all pretty tight and it's a good group of kids, so i think i'll initiate a little campaign in there to raise some money for relief. it might seem small, but if you have a group like that, a sunday school class, a musical ensemble, or just a favorite class, go for it. anyway, i'm gonna go see what other organizations can bear some letter-writing...the idea of regal was great, i'll pass it on.

also, this might be jumping ahead, but it might be good to look into tsunami warning system...like, is there any movement to set up a global system? because there's nothing set up in the indian ocean...i heard that hawaii detected the earthquake as it was happening but had no way to contact anyone in asia. i'll poke around and see if there's any way we can help, even if it's just writing government reps about supporting warning systems or something.

thanks for caring, guys.

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