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Someone stole all the newspapers off our street today!!! MadMadMad....
I'm not glad your papers were stolen, but I am glad to see you posting, and that you are o.k. Hope all our friends down south are alright.hug

The news is just terrible; having to intentionally flood some people to save others. What a decision to have to make. Looking at the water rushing in reminded me a little bit of the Japanese tsunami.
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Is this true? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201105..._donations
I just read and Confused that nobody needs help anymore...
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Is this true? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201105..._donations
I just read and Confused that nobody needs help anymore...
It is most likely true that they don't need toys, clothes, shoes, etc. But cash, food, gift cards, etc., they probably still need lots of that.

I know that after Katrina, the donation centers here in MS ended up throwing away TONS of stuff. It's referred to as "the tragedy after the tragedy".
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sduramom, hug sorry about your loss, and happy about your DS's graduation. Sounds like you're planning a great party. Hope the doc says the surgery is a go.

Joe, will have to look for the show!

moonbeams, sorry you're having a rough year. hug

kblickster, OMG laugh out loud LMAO !!!

Wave everybody else. Just got back from my weekend. The RV got MUCH worse mileage than I expected (lots of hills), so it was a very expensive drive! And the marine (rear) battery died on me, so no interior lights or water pump after the first night. But it was nice sleeping in my own quiet space. There are a lot of unbelievably loud snorers among this group of friends, and the house is open-plan, so I'm sure I got more rest by not sleeping indoors! Coverlaugh

And when I backed the RV in at home, it got stuck in the mud, so the back end is probably hanging a little bit into my pissy neighbor's territory. Oh, well. Too bad. It's not going anywhere until the rain stops ... maybe by next weekend.

And I left my nephew a note on Friday asking him to mow the lawn (it already was high enough to need 2 passes). He didn't do it. Said he decided to do it on Saturday, but "forgot it was going to rain." Ranting That was the whole reason I left him the damned note!

I got home earlier than he expected tonight, and he was running around trying to get all his weekend chores done before I saw him -- 2 filthy litter boxes, litter on the floor, bringing his grandmother's laundry upstairs (it was in the dryer when I left Friday) ... Doh

So I only brought perishables and my phone and wallet in from the RV; will unpack when the rain stops. Made myself a clam roll and sat down to catch up on FB and SD. Faint
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Is this true? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201105..._donations
I just read and Confused that nobody needs help anymore...

i can attest to people donating junk. it's really rather sad, and adds so much work for those trying to help.

when i was collecting donations for haiti, i had given people a list culled from medical groups of specific things needed.

among the donations i found:

baby bibs stinking of and streaked with vomit. OMG
worn flip flops, crusted with mildew OMG
baby clothes, stinking of and streaked with dried excrement. OMG
expired baby food OMG
a dark green blanket covered in so much blonde pet hair it looked heathered

... and that is to name just a few things.

i was disgusted.


the amount of space you have to use up to store all that junk, makes it hard to store good stuff, or get through to the good stuff, or get the good stuff out to people who need it.

and at some point, it is just so exhausting, you'd be tempted to en masse throw it out. i didn't. i singlehandedly sorted through a giant warehouse of a room and got things across to agencies, but still.

it's not that people don't need help/things. if the yahoo article gave that impression, it is unfortunate. it's just that the donations tend to come in lopsided - lots of junk, lots of repetitive items of the same kind, and then fewer of a certain kind. so people end up needing that other certain kind of thing that is in short supply. after all how many cans of tuna and boxes of crackers can you consume when your house is still full of flooded gunk and you are spending 15 hours a day trying to clean it all?
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george, Blowkiss your nephew story cracked me up. reminds me of some members of my family, furiously doing a week's worth of dishes and sweeping the floors and doing the laundry when they knew i was returning home. was a weekly thing for a couple of years there. laugh out loud
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i can attest to people donating junk. it's really rather sad, and adds so much work for those trying to help.

when i was collecting donations for haiti, i had given people a list culled from medical groups of specific things needed.

among the donations i found:

baby bibs stinking of and streaked with vomit. OMG
worn flip flops, crusted with mildew OMG
baby clothes, stinking of and streaked with dried excrement. OMG
expired baby food OMG
a dark green blanket covered in so much blonde pet hair it looked heathered

... and that is to name just a few things.

i was disgusted.


the amount of space you have to use up to store all that junk, makes it hard to store good stuff, or get through to the good stuff, or get the good stuff out to people who need it.

and at some point, it is just so exhausting, you'd be tempted to en masse throw it out. i didn't. i singlehandedly sorted through a giant warehouse of a room and got things across to agencies, but still.

it's not that people don't need help/things. if the yahoo article gave that impression, it is unfortunate. it's just that the donations tend to come in lopsided - lots of junk, lots of repetitive items of the same kind, and then fewer of a certain kind. so people end up needing that other certain kind of thing that is in short supply. after all how many cans of tuna and boxes of crackers can you consume when your house is still full of flooded gunk and you are spending 15 hours a day trying to clean it all?
Iagree it's sad that folks were donating christmas trees, and fragile knick knacks. The folks here lost their homes (tornados) they don't need kitchy stuff, they need basics! Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, dental floss, diapers, baby food, formula, etc.
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Iagree it's sad that folks were donating christmas trees, and fragile knick knacks. The folks here lost their homes (tornados) they don't need kitchy stuff, they need basics! Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, dental floss, diapers, baby food, formula, etc.
it actually makes me angry, not sad.

you know some people, they hear donation, and they see it as an opportunity to get rid of all the trash from their own homes. no need to drive it out to the junkyard or municipal lot. no need to drive to a salvation army or goodwill or whatever. nope, just give it away to a disaster relief drive and pat yourselves on the back for donating.

it really makes me angry.

here are people that have lost everything. it is sad enough that they have to rely on donations and handouts to piece together fragments of basic daily life. then to be given people's vomit streaked clothes and mildew marked flip flops. i mean really, allow the disaster victims to retain some shreds of their basic human dignity.

what are people in Louisiana who have lost all their belongings to muddy flood waters and don't have a home to go to, going to do with a giant Santa in the middle of May? I'd understand if this was December 20th and you are hoping they could make a cheery corner in a relief center, but in May? ridiculous. and callous. and arrogant.
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it actually makes me angry, not sad.

you know some people, they hear donation, and they see it as an opportunity to get rid of all the trash from their own homes. no need to drive it out to the junkyard or municipal lot. no need to drive to a salvation army or goodwill or whatever. nope, just give it away to a disaster relief drive and pat yourselves on the back for donating. ...
The same nephew I was complaining about is the "yard boy" at the local Salvation Army store. It's his job to help people unload their cars and sort donations into the big bins for the truck to pick up. It's also his job to tell people, when they bring crap, that the SA can't accept it. A lot of them get very angry -- probably mostly at being "caught in the act"!
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The same nephew I was complaining about is the "yard boy" at the local Salvation Army store. It's his job to help people unload their cars and sort donations into the big bins for the truck to pick up. It's also his job to tell people, when they bring crap, that the SA can't accept it. A lot of them get very angry -- probably mostly at being "caught in the act"!

Maybe you can answer a question I have-is it true that the donation centers (SA, GW) cannot take stuffed animals? I suppose maybe its a dander thing? My DD has a ton and I hate to throw some away but if they cant take them I guess thats what it will have to be.
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Maybe you can answer a question I have-is it true that the donation centers (SA, GW) cannot take stuffed animals? I suppose maybe its a dander thing? My DD has a ton and I hate to throw some away but if they cant take them I guess thats what it will have to be.
Hi, I can't answer your question, but I did find this website you could look at: http://www.stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org/. And http://www.ehow.com/how_2129559_d...-need.html. I had a ton of beanie babies in good condition and donated them to the troops for making friends with the kids.
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Maybe you can answer a question I have-is it true that the donation centers (SA, GW) cannot take stuffed animals? I suppose maybe its a dander thing? My DD has a ton and I hate to throw some away but if they cant take them I guess thats what it will have to be.
I'll ask my nephew. Have you called the local animal shelter to see if they can take them as dog toys? I know some pet owners buy them at garage sales, too, for that purpose.
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