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Posted: 9/5/2005 6:15:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 6:21:25 AM EDT by ThirtyCal_FAL]
Poll is on the way.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:18:48 AM EDT
Money no. Time yes. I've worked 8 hours so far and my wife has worked 16 so far. We KNOW we don't have to worry where our work goes.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:32:06 AM EDT
I already donated money. Its the least I can do... I pay taxes but Jesus tapdancing Christ, charity is how these situations should be handled or we get a few million more government teat suckers.


- BG
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:33:41 AM EDT
Immediately donated to the American Red Cross.

No questions.

No hesitation.


Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:41:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:42:31 AM EDT
The poll is screwed. I voted over $20 and although the line is right, the vote count shows 0 in my computer.

Damn GW Bush he is screwing with the polls now!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:42:55 AM EDT
None. My taxes are enough.


I may help out friends/family if they need it.

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:44:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
have not donated yet. i figured the money is pouring in right now. we are taking clothing and hygene supplies to the birmingham shelter today. if money is needed in a few months i will donate cash then when the donations have dried up. I will send it to the salvation army.



Can you edjumacate me on Red Cross vs. Salvation Army?

I've always given blood to the RC and donated clothes to the SA, dunno what the hell the SA does in disaster areas but a lot of guys favor the SA.

Whats up? I don't regret giving cash to the RC, but learn me something about the SA.


- BG
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:53:36 AM EDT
I have a friend in MS whose family lost everything, but she can still get mail at her apt, so I shipped her a bunch of clothes, food, supplies and some cots to bring down to where her parents are...I figured that was better than sending in money when I dont know what its going to be used for...but I guess if I didnt know anyone who lived there, I would have donated
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:04:57 AM EDT
I donated to the Salvation Army a couple of days ago. I'm not a fan of the Red Cross.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:21:24 AM EDT
I donate to the Salvation Army once a year as I can afford it. The expense for this whole situation is and will in the future come out of my taxes.
As for donating now.....not a fucking chance. This whole boondoggle was created by fostering a welfare state in the "Big Easy Pickin's" in the first place. Now these people want "9/11" type payments?

Are you fucking kidding me? Many of these lazy fucks have been on the welfare dole for generations and now they think they are going to hit the lottery and become instant millionaires. Not from my donations. Aint a one of them I've seen on TV has missed a good meal in their life.

I'd give someone a job, I need my house painted, I need wood split, trees cut, land graded, weeds pulled.......I'll be fucked if I'm going to fork over my hard earned money to some motherfucker who has been collecting my tax dollars for free for a lifetime.

Not no....Absolutely
FUCKING NO!!!! And my conscience is clear too. I worked for everything I ever had/have in life and have given much in time, money and labor to help others throughout my life....people who were needing a hand up.....not a handout.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:32:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:21:42 AM EDT
Not a damn dime.
I'm that "White Devil" all those poor people bitch about. Since you define your reality, well, I'd hate to let them down.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:23:25 AM EDT
I'll be donating clothes and money to the SA.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:36:33 AM EDT
None, and I will never again donate to anything after being forced by the army's charity program. Jewel and Kanye West can give half their income.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:39:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 8:43:45 AM EDT by DanM]
I'm not sure if this is nasty on my part. But I plan to find
a way to donate to the Mississippi victims, if that is possible.
The NO victims appear to damn unappreciative, and unwilling
to help themselves.
That is what I think from watching the TV news - so it could
be all wrong.

Plus, I am not in a hurry to donate. Every day I delay is the
day I may hear about the government making each victim a
millionaire. I hope it doesn't happen, but it did for 9/11. I
gave enough that it hurt for 9/11, then thought myself a fool
when the gov't announced the payments to the victims.

DanM
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:40:04 AM EDT
Since the press and Dems have decided to blame us Republicans, I will be making a sizeable donation to the RNC. I will also help out any ar15.com members who were victims of the storm like we did last year for a member in Ft. Myers, FL.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:42:18 AM EDT
Sent a $100 to the SA.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:43:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KBaker:
I donated to the Salvation Army a couple of days ago. I'm not a fan of the Red Cross.



Ditto on both accounts.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:46:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
The NO victims appear to damn unappreciative, and unwilling
to help themselves.



Um. There were hundreds of thousands of
people in NO who did evacuate, are now
homeless, and need support. Don't let the
asshat looters be the deciding factor for
you.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:48:07 AM EDT
Some of those folks are being relocated to Oregon. We are going to send a check specificly to help them get settled.

We are also going to send letters to let our officials know we do not want to be taxed to "rebuild" a city located below sea level!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:48:09 AM EDT
THe red cross does need the money, and they do use it for what it is intended. Most of the people at the red cross are volunteers.

If you send them money for the hurricane victims, you can be assured that it will go to them.

TXL
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:52:37 AM EDT
Diference between SA and Red Cross - in my experience.

Both are outstanding. SA is more outstanding than Red Cross.

I donated equal amounts to both for 9/11. SA sent me a
thank you. Red Cross sent me a thank you, and an email or
letter almost every week since, asking for more. If you thought
the NRA was bad about begging for $ you ain't seen nothing
once you let the Red Cross have your email.

DanM
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:57:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By DanM:
The NO victims appear to damn unappreciative, and unwilling
to help themselves.



Um. There were hundreds of thousands of
people in NO who did evacuate, are now
homeless, and need support. Don't let the
asshat looters be the deciding factor for
you.



I agree TheCynic. But there were many victims from
Mississippi as well.
DanM
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:58:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:00:22 AM EDT
My wife and I have donated money and food thus far.

It's the least we can do.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:01:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
I agree TheCynic. But there were many victims from
Mississippi as well.



Cool. Glad you are helping.

It just seems like most people are assuming
that all of the Katrina aid is going to go to
the dumbasses who stayed in NO.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:08:30 AM EDT
donated $250

some sad sacks of shit here
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:31:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
Diference between SA and Red Cross - in my experience.

Both are outstanding. SA is more outstanding than Red Cross.

I donated equal amounts to both for 9/11. SA sent me a
thank you. Red Cross sent me a thank you, and an email or
letter almost every week since, asking for more. If you thought
the NRA was bad about begging for $ you ain't seen nothing
once you let the Red Cross have your email.

DanM



Obviously you haven't seen what happens once your wife gets on the "help the poor animals" mailing lists...one or two begging letters a DAY. We'd go broke trying to send all of them money.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:40:12 AM EDT
I donated clothes. My educational stipend doesn't allow much in the way to donate.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:42:41 AM EDT
Donated through Catholic Charities on Sunday. More to follow.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:51:56 AM EDT
we are planning on donating, but asshats like Jesse Jackson, NOLA Mayor, LA govenor, and the "MRE lady" are making this hard for me.
Wife wants to donate to the houston SPCA to help displaced pets, so none of our money will go to folk who will just complain anyhow.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:51:19 PM EDT
I gave here.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:58:31 PM EDT
I donated over $20,000 last year in taxes and some say I still don't pay my fair share.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:08:15 PM EDT
NoVaGator donated for me, thanks NoVaGator
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:25:13 PM EDT
I know it's "never enough," but what with the millions and millions of dollars already flowing in, particularly the massive lump sums from the major corporations, I think I'm going to hold off for a while. If a serious recall effort arises to oust the Governor of Louisiana and/or the Mayor of New Orleans, that would seem a more long lasting investment for the citizens of Louisiana, in my opinion.
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