Just me. (lara7) wrote,
Just me.

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two thoughts occur:

I've never contributed money to anything other than the United Way or clothing and goods to the Salvation Army/Goodwill. But even I was moved/numb enough to do
the amazon red cross disaster contribution thingy. With� $1,712,192.94 contributed by� 54917 people, thats about $31 a person, and considering that the pledge page has been up for only about 24 hours, that's pretty impressive.

If you're like me and have unwanted blood, please give cash if you can. and if you're also like me and are basically charitable but too lazy to write checks and find a stamp, here's a chance to give $50 without leaving your chair (I assume Amazon.com has credit card/user accts for many of us).

second thought: it took something this horrible to make NYCers actually be helpful to strangers/each other. The tales of posh restaurants serving as shelters and people giving water and pizza out to the displaced and emergency personnel are stories I never thought I'd hear told about Manhattanites. let's hope the humanity holds. Also: given that a lot of people are fleeing to the other boroughs to ride out the power shortages and further bldg collapses; it is hereby decreed that from this day forth, it is unacceptable to make disparaging "Bridge and Tunnel crowd" comments.

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