Tag Archives: natural disasters

Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Doctors Without Borders have been frantically providing aid and medical help to victims of the most devastating earthquake in Haiti. To date they have provided aide to over 2,000 people and are needing to expand their surgical facilities due to the constant stream of victims pouring in and the non-stop surgical activities.

Cynthia McKinney’s TV ads on the Issues

Single Payer Health Care

View the rest of Cynthia’s tv ads:
Sustainable Investment instead of Corporate Bailouts
Green Values – Grassroots Democracy, Peace Social Justice, Environmental Wisdom
Green Party Seat At The Table will invite the Public
Constrained by the Two Party Paradigm
Restore Our Constitutional Rights
Rebuild the Economy with Energy Efficient Cars
Bring All The Troops Home
Katrina survivors right of return
Oppose Africom

Shot and edited by Don Debar

You can help Food Not Bombs feed the survivors of Gustav

You can help Food Not Bombs feed the survivors of Gustav

Updated: Monday September 1, 2007

PLEASE HELP! As day breaks this momentous Labor Day, Hurricane Gustav threatens people across the Gulf, and is on track to slam Cajun Country and the Houma Nation west of New Orleans, one of the most culturally diverse places in the continent – where levees are largely nonexistent.

Food Not Bombs is planning to provide meals again for survivors. Please organize with your local Food Not Bombs group or your other local organizations. Help us collect food and supplies to help this year’s survivors. The U.S. Government and the American Red Cross were not able to deliver food to the survivors of Katrina, so Food Not Bombs set up kitchens in over 20 cities. Volunteers organized America’s largest food relief effort.

We will be providing help for the survivors of Hurricane Gustav just as we helped after Katrina. The American Red Cross, state emergency agencies, and FEMA asked everyone to call our toll free number for food relief. This is an emergency! When the storm passes through the gulf we will provide hot meals on a daily basis. We need volunteers, tools and food to help the people displaced by Hurricane Gustav. We need people to help us repair homes and cook meals for people surviving the hurricane. We also have a meeting place in New Orleans: the Common Grounds 9th Ward Center off the Claiborne Ave exit on I-10 at the corner of N. Claiborne and Pauline in the 9th Ward.

Read more at www.plenty.org

Travel along with Free Speech TV as they cover our grassroots effort

The American Red Cross will be sending Gustav survivors to Food Not Bombs. After Katrina we had many calls from people who tell us that the Red Cross gave them our toll free number. We have been able to help most of the people directed our way. You can help Food Not Bombs support the Hurricane Gustav survivors by making a donation.

Food Not Bombs groups all across the southern United States are feeding families displaced by Gustav. Help us get food and supplies past FEMA. We need clothes, cooking equipment, food, cooks and money to provide for thousands of hungry homeless people. We have no overhead, rent or salaries so every donation goes directly to helping people. Many affected by Hurricane Gustav are familiar with Food Not Bombs because we have been sharing free food in communities through the area for many years. Because we are independent we can take food and supplies to areas where no other agency can reach.

This disaster may last another year or more so we intend to continue setting up Food Not Bombs field kitchens throughout the region. Food Not Bombs is encouraging the refugees to participate in cooking, serving and collecting the food. Their participation may be one of the most therapeutic things we can provide. Tens of thousands of survivors were kicked out of their motel rooms. We believe that many of these people will be living outside homeless. Even if you can’t go to the disaster area we need lots of help in your community. The number of people we need to feed is growing all across America as people leave Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama looking for work and housing. We are sharing food every day in your community and all around the Gulf. Please call to see how you can help.

There are some things you can do that can help us respond effectively to this disaster.

    1. Organize a meeting this week – calling, emailing and posting flyers about the need for people to help and the day, time and location of the meeting.

    2. At the meeting organize groups to call for food donations, another group to call for propane stoves, tanks of gas, tables and cooking equipment. Ask another group to get more volunteers.

    3. Choose a time date and location of where your vehicles will gather to take the trip to the disaster area.

    4. Collect 25 and 50 pound bags of rice, beans, 25 and 50-pound bags of rice, beans, black-eyed peas, lentils and any other large amounts of dry goods, pasta or non perishable food. We can also use propane stoves, kitchen equipment, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and other personal items.

    5. Stay in touch by emailing menu@foodnotbombs.net or calling 1-800-884-1136.

                             Volunteer to feed the hungry and help the survivors of Hurricane
               Gustav by contacting your local Food Not Bombs group or emailing us at:

Earthquake in Utah

I felt the effects of an earthquake this morning and am quoted in this article:
Quake hits NE Nevada, has buildings swaying in downtown Salt Lake City
By Bob Mims and Erin Alberty
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 02/21/2008 08:50:06 AM MST

Updated: 8:49 AM- A northeastern Nevada earthquake of 6.0 magnitude shook buildings some  200 miles away in downtown Salt Lake City this morning. The seismic event had buildings  swaying for several minutes.
  Detective Sgt. Donald Burnum of the West Wendover, Nev., Police Department said there  had been numerous called from concerned area residents. No damage had immediately been  reported in his city, but heavily damaged buildings, fires and propane leaks were being
reported in nearby Wells, Nev.
    Wells Mayor Rusty Tibo confirmed to 2News that “some of our older historic buildings  have collapsed, I’m told” and that water main ruptured and some propane leaks were  reported — but fortunately, no injuries were immediately reported. Wells schools are
closed as a precaution.
    The seismic event, reportedly with an epicenter 42 miles west of Wendover and 11  miles east-southeast of Wells, struck at 7:16 a.m., had buildings swaying for several  minutes. The Salt Lake Tribune’s seven-story building the Gateway Mall shook in an
east-to-west fashion; light fixtures swayed about six inches to a foot.
    Sheryl Peterson of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations confirmed the quake  had been felt throughout the area. Reports of the quake being felt extended as far north  as Preston, Idaho, and south through the Salt Lake Valley into Utah County.
    In Salt Lake City, Deanna Taylor was at her desk at City Academy, 555 E. 200 South,  when the quake rolled through the area.
    “I was sitting at my desk . . . and all of a sudden the floor under me started  shaking and things on my desk started rattling and all the hanging plants in my office – and throughout the building, were swaying,” Taylor said.
    Taylor says she first learned it had actually been an earthquake when she quickly  accessed The Salt Lake Tribune’s Web site, “after I calmed myself, and saw your post.”

    Spencer Johnson of Preston in southeastern Idaho told the Tribune that he “distinctly  felt the earthquake this morning at my home. The cords on my blinds were swaying lazily  about an inch to either side.
    “It was gentle enough that I wasn’t sure whether I was feeling an earthquake or  whether I was just going dizzy for some reason. But my suspicions were confirmed when I  checked your website 15 minutes later,” he added.
    Don Nash of Wendover, Utah, said the quake “Wigged out our dog. We received rattling  and some shaking but, mostly minor stuff. “