August 31, 2005Hey everyone. Lets all keep our brothers and sisters in New Orleans in our thoughts and prayers . Those folks, riders, or not, need some help. That place is devistated. Take a look at Yahoo/pictures and you will be amazed! How many Harleys just got ruined would probably blow your mind!!
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August 31, 2005You know, all we hear about is how the price of gas will reach 4 bucks a gallon because of that storm, but I'd gladly pay it in light of many people losing their lives, homes and livelyhoods. I wish those reaping huge profits would help those who've lost everything.
Anyhow, my prayers to all of those suffering this catastrophy...
August 31, 2005Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am about 2 hours north of New Orleans so of course we did not suffer as they did. I just now made it to a place that had some power so I could contact family and loved ones. Everyones power is out, some people even up here have lost homes and loved ones. The distruction in New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulfport and all coastal towns is unbelievable. We are all just trying to help one another. Phone service is down in most areas so we can't contact those we love on the coast or lower Mississippi. Even something as simple as getting gas for your vehicle is taking 3-4 hours. Ice and water is like gold here, but in time we will be okay. Keep your thoughts and prayers coming.
Crystal (aka msharleybabe)
August 31, 2005Have an older brother living in Houma,La. and we are not having any luck getting through to him since the 28th. He is a tough old bird and just as stubborn as the day is long. He said he and his friends are going to "ride it out just like they did for hurricane Andrew." Not my idea of a good time or a wise decision either. Now we wait to hear he is still around to help pick up the pieces. I am not sure if his location was hit as hard as New Orleans or Mississippi but am sure he knew there was a storm. Our hearts go out to the folks that were displaced or worse off because of this hurricane Katrina wherever she did her damage.2cents
August 31, 2005Hey Crystal you and everybody else who where effected by this catastraphe are in my thoughts and prayers God Bless you all.....
August 31, 2005on the other hand remember the merchants that are price gouging like those in atlanta charging 6 dollars for gas after the crisis and try not to spend anything in their establishments
September 1, 2005the city of new orleans is finished. we should probably have the whole city moved to higher ground and fix only the oil terminals. this just shows you how impotent the federal government is, and just what would happen during another terrriorist attack. my heart goes out to all who need help.
maybe those of us who are close should shelter a family displaced by the storm....that is something we could do.
September 1, 2005My thought and 's are with all who are affected.
September 4, 2005My cousins 's and uncle lost everything they had in the storm. They are from St. Bernard parish, look at your map and you'll see why. Three of them are now here in Pa. living with me. Two others are with other relatives close by. They showed up with just the clothes on their backs and a few dollars. Some of the things they told me that went on down there after the storm are unreal, believe me they aint gonna show that stuff on the news, nor talk about it. As far as those "oppressed " folk they show on the news every day,,, it aint nothin but business as usual for them,, they have there hands out 365 days a year. It took this tragedy to bring it to light is all. It is a god damn shame when the police have to stop rescuing folks to take care of the lowlife "Oppressed folk" from looting.
It is a bit scary that the whole country bases there thoughts on N.O. on the sound bites the media choose to air. Hopefully some will be able to read between the lines.
September 5, 2005Pigturd, I am in NJ, not too far from you. If your family needs some women's clothing, I can help - I also have a bunch of clothes my son outgrew, if they have a child within the ages 10 to 12. Please email me and let me know if you can or can't use any of it. I will wait to call Salvation Army for a pick-up until I hear from you.
I know what this is like, sort of.....I lost everything, (including all of our clothes and our vehicle) I owned in a Flood when I lived in PA back in '96. We had a blizzard with about 3 feet of snow and the next day it was in the 70's - the creek wall broke and we were flooded out within 10 minutes. No warnings, no nothing. My son and myself had to be rescued and carried out on the shoulders of firefighters. I also recently had a house fire and lost several of my possessions, including my fat boy. (But almost ALL of our clothes survived and have been at a fire restoration dry cleaner's for 6 months - I get them back next week when we move back in to our fixed house and will have A LOT to donate/give away - ALL of my son's clothes since he has since grown about a foot!)
Even after all my son and I have been through, I still can't even begin to relate to what people are going through right now. Words cannot express how sorry I am for all of those suffering from this. I wish I could do something for everyone.
September 5, 2005Thanks for the genreous offer, we managed to get them set up pretty good with clothes and things like that. The biggest thing we need right now is some housing for them. They need to be all together, as it stands now there are in seperate homes. Finding a "Decent" place for them to rent for short term is a huge problem. The red cross and other organizations can provide only homes in the projects, I aint letting that happen. We need to do something, because the strain of seperate familys in one home is already begining to show.
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