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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A little better

OK, I am calmer now. I want to first say thank you. All of you. I mean, I seriously can not even much believe the kindness that the blog world has showed me. From Nessa and various others just straight up inviting me and my psycho pets to come stay with them from Torrie wanted to do a fundraiser for me to just all the others praying and wishing me well and thinking of us. You truly do not even know how much that mean. When I have been at my wit's end, I have been able to log on and read comments that are so selflessly kind. All I can even think to say is thank you.

Truthfully, the best thing you can do is donate to the Red Cross. Despite my anger and sadness over all this, I am a lucky one. I am safe, I have money to live and I have family that will take care of us. My husband will be working non-stop and by having 20 days over OT per month, he will more than make up for what I will be missing in income. I am using the time to go up to Pittsburgh and stay with family and see people that I never get to see. Maybe in all of this, the blessing is just that - spend time with family. I miss my husband but I believe he is safe. The fire station is well armed. They have more guns than they are legally allowed to have but the cops are in no way going to fuss them about it. All emergency personnel is in the same boat. They are all just trying to make things ok for one another. So while I appreciate everything y'all have offered, there are people out there that need it much more than I do. There are old people left in homes, animals that the SPCA that needs money dearly, and people who have lost everything who, unlike some others, are choosing not to steal. But thank you. Thank you for offering all of these things when you don't even know me. It truly has helped restore my faith in humanity. Thank y'all so much. I don't know how I will ever adequately show my gratitude.

PS - those of you who have given me your phone numbers, the phones here are all jammed up still. My cell is useless and it is rough to get through on a land line even with all the activity. I just have been updating on here to let y'all know I am ok.

Elizabeth at 9:28 PM



at 10:24 PM Blogger MsPerdie said...

I'm definitely contributing to Red Cross. My company just sent out a notice that they will match 150%, so anything I can do to help ANYBODY, I will.Glad you and your hubby are doing OK.

at 10:44 PM Blogger Lushy said...

So glad you are ok. You and your family are in my prayers.

at 10:47 PM Blogger afdalieuroiuf said...

the red cross is NOT a non-profit organization. while they do help, they take 40% for their own bills, fees, etc, and only 60% goes to victims, etc. there's a fund in baton rouge called braf.org (baton rouge area foundation) that donates *ALL* monies to non-profits (organizations that do not profit from your donations) and then they fully account for where all monies go. PLUS, everyone knows the red cross and is donating to them. so maybe, just maybe, consider sources that donate close to 100% to the cause (like catholic charities, for example). ALL monies go to victims. just a thought. THESE FOLKS *NEED* IT DOWN HERE!!! :(

at 6:26 AM Blogger Danielle said...

I am contributing to the red cross they set up a fund called operation brotherly love and i donated. I am so upset about this buti am glad u are okay

at 6:38 AM Blogger Nessa said...

volunteering done and donations done - here if you need us - hugs & love to you & hubby! our firefighters are heading there to help him out - if he runs into any of them, they'll know us :)

at 10:10 AM Blogger Cherry said...

SFG - We are donating to the Red Cross. I just wish there was more that I could do to help.

at 11:36 AM Blogger Torrie said...

I have set up a fundraise over on my blog for SFG.
She can decide what she wants to use the money for.
Check it out:

at 12:35 PM Blogger Fuzzball said...

We're all here if you need us, hon. Glad you're feeling a *little* better (I think you're amazing, by the way)...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers -- ((((BIG HUGS))))





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