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View Diary: Lucy Lawless: A Plea for New Orleans and its People (33 comments)

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  •  I'm hanging in here. (4.00)
    So are most of my friends.  Some have come back and are picking up the pieces.  There is gratitude to be had in helping someone schlep a nasty, dead refrigerator out of their old apartment in Gentilly or in uncovering the backyard of another friend Uptown from all the tree limbs and broken lawn furniture.

    The media has a short attention span.  Don't believe everything down here is fine and dandy just because you don't see any footage on the cable news channels.  Sure, things are getting better...but slowly.  Slow progress is better than no progress.  We don't want overweening apathy to get in the way of any progress we're making though.

    New Orleans WILL rebuild because she is more than the sum of her architecture.

    by NOLAWitch on Thu Dec 22, 2005 at 06:45:39 PM PST

    •  Habitat for Humanity has a good rep in my town (4.00)
      I just finished a 2 wk fundraiser for New Orleans Habitat at my work (U of I Library), and raised $819 for New Orleans Area HfH. I "sold" 29 necklaces to 20 people for donation checks to NOLA HfH. I work with good people. I hope Habitat does good work in NOLA as they do in Champaign County, Illinois.

      I love your city. I don't have relatives there, but it's our annual March vacation (for the French Quarter & museums, not mardi gras). Keep hanging in there, I've been heartbroken over all the stuff happening and not happening.

      If your local service workers don't get a living wage (including insurance) then your local social contract is *broken*

      by julifolo on Thu Dec 22, 2005 at 11:51:21 PM PST

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