100 lb. Club - Thoughts and prayers to those in Louisiana, Missipppi, and Alabama

08-28-2005, 03:11 PM
Just sending out some love to all of you forced to evacuate to get out of Katrina's way! :(

I'm sure you're not online right now -- :^: -- but I'm thinking of you and hoping you and yours are ok. :grouphug: We're thinking of you.

08-28-2005, 04:52 PM
We're praying for all of you, too! Please stay safe and check in when you can so we don't worry about you.

~ Marylyn

08-28-2005, 04:54 PM
I'm not evacuating or anything, but my exercise sure is going to be hampered by all of the rain. :(

08-29-2005, 12:54 AM
Thinking of you all and praying for you ~ hoping you and your families are ok.

08-29-2005, 01:38 AM
I just found out about this storm.
It's unbelievable.
I'm sending all my prayers and positive thoughts out to all of you and hoping with all of my heart that no lives are lost in this monster.
And yes...PLEASE check in as soon as you can, so that we can rest a little easier.

Be Safe Everyone,

08-29-2005, 02:15 AM
Warmest thoughts for all of you that you, your family and friends are all safe and sound during the storm.

08-31-2005, 10:22 AM
WHo do we have from these areas??? Anyone know?

08-31-2005, 10:46 AM
My thoughs are with everyone. I can't imagine that sort of devastation, it's overwhelming just thinking about it I can't imagine living through it.


08-31-2005, 10:54 AM
Sandi.. I'm not sure who we have that lives in these areas.

I'm hoping that the rest of the world will step up and help out soon - The US is always there for everyone else.

The siuation is going to get worse before better. I don't think what we see on tv does it justice of how bad it really is.

Thanks Sarah for starting this thread - you really are a loving, caring person :grouphug:

08-31-2005, 11:24 AM
It just seems to get worse the more you do see on TV. I hope they get some relief soon.

08-31-2005, 11:27 AM
I'm just speechless, my prayers go out to them.

08-31-2005, 11:38 AM
Thanks for all your prayers. I have a brother in Decatur, Mississippi. I finally got word that he and his family are fine. They only suffered minor damages. He had several trees up-rooted from his land. He said the rain was coming down so hard and so much stuff was blowing around you couldn't see anything. It was like a white-out. I'm so glad he's okay!!!!!

08-31-2005, 12:41 PM
Hugs thoughts and prayers

08-31-2005, 01:56 PM
I feel terrible for all of those people! Everytime I watch the news I want to cry. I definately will not complain about rain anymore. God bless them and keep them safe. :angel:

08-31-2005, 02:42 PM
The storm may be over, but the devastation it left makes this a long-term event. It could happen to any of us ~ let's help in the same manner we'd want people to help us.

American Red Cross, 800-HELP NOW (435-7669)

Canadian Red Cross, www.redcross.ca. Tel: (613) 740-1900

Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.

08-31-2005, 02:56 PM
Well my power went out for a day and some power lines are down around here, but nothing worse than that. I feel bad for all the people further south. :(

08-31-2005, 03:21 PM
The storm may be over, but the devastation it left makes this a long-term event. It could happen to any of us ~ let's help in the same manner we'd want people to help us.

American Red Cross, 800-HELP NOW (435-7669)

Canadian Red Cross, www.redcross.ca. Tel: (613) 740-1900

Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.
Excellent, Jill!! You beat me to it! I had information in hand, all ready to post it here. (Although I'd forgotten to get the Canadian info. :^: ) You rock! :D

08-31-2005, 03:38 PM
I have to say, I'm simply appalled by the images I've seen in the news. It's heart wrenching really, and I'm at a loss for words. My heart goes out to anyone affected by this devastating disaster. My thoughts are with you all.


08-31-2005, 04:05 PM
I just turned the news on for a little bit. It's terrible.. just terrible there. My sister lives in Dallas - one of her employees is driving there (new orleans) to pick up relatives - they are going to live at my sister's house for a while. I'm proud of her for helping out.
These people have nothing. It really is heart breaking.

08-31-2005, 06:03 PM
I was told by the Red Cross that if you're unable to make a monetary donation, there's a dire need for the following:

clothing (lots of us are in different sizes now, so here's a great opportunity to get make good use of our gently used clothing. Plus a lot of us have children who've outgrown clothes.)

diapers (cloth and disposable) and tinned baby formula.

non-perishable food (especially canned meat, fish, veggies and fruit and dry goods such as powdered milk, cereals and pasta)

bottled water

Every little bit helps...and boy do these people need help!

08-31-2005, 10:17 PM
Thanks for the links and info, Jill.

We're thinking of you all...

09-01-2005, 10:07 PM
I am in Mississippi and, let me tell you, this has been heartwrenching. We have been in a bubble since the storm hit - no power, no cable, no internet access. I have no complaints as I have a roof over my head, food to eat, and a safe family. Still, this has absolutley changed how we live. The grocery stores are bare, gas is nearly impossible to get and the prices are soaring by the second. Our neighborhood gathered all of our leftover supplies, clothing, etc. and delivered it to some of the shelters. It is all very heartbreaking and even more frustrating because, at this point, there isn't a whole lot anyone can do. Thankfully, we aren't anywhere near experiencing what New Orleans is but the worst has been brought out in a lot of people for sure. The uncertainty of it all is unnerving to say the least. But, again, I am just grateful that my family is relatively unscathed. My heart goes out to those on the Coast who have lost everything.

09-01-2005, 10:47 PM
There are 2 places (that I know of) that are acting as clearinghouses to connect people who need temp housing to people that have extra room www.katrinahousing.org (http://www.katrinahousing.org/) & www.hurricanehousing.org (http://www.hurricanehousing.org/).

09-01-2005, 10:56 PM
I have no words for this. I just keep watching the news and reading the reports and seeing it all get worse and worse, and I can't seem to stop crying.

My heart goes out to everyone there, to everyone who has family there. I feel so powerless, sitting here in California, wanting to do something. We're sending clothes and baby supplies, and the company I work with is awesome and doing a ton. I just wish there was more, you know?