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I am alarmed that donations for earthquake relief for the Kashmir region and effected areas is way down.  I know we are all tapped out. The empty car lots, the empty aisles and parking lots say a lot about where consumers are right now in this country.  I lost everything I had in Katrina, but I am alive and kicking, and I know how it is to suffer from a disaster.  

The images of the Earthquake bring me back to that sense of desparation, helplessness, and confusion that my family was thrust into on August 29th. I cannot give to the Earthquake victims, but I would, because as bad as Katrina was, there is a lesson learned, that we must all survive together, every one of us.

I plead on behalf of the people suffering tonight, in encampments, huddling in the dark, many who have lost their homes, family, even the ground beneath their feet. Please give.  Please give to CARE, International Aid, whoever you want to.

Giving is political, it makes a difference, it matters.

Many people have reached out to my community, as we struggle to rebuild from the remnants of our lives.  The struggle to survive is mostly over for us, and we are moving on to rebuild. The people devastated by the earthquake are still in survival mode, and every moment matters.  Please Care.

Originally posted to lilorphant on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 06:05 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  thanks - good point (none)
    It can be difficult when you feel like every dollar is already spent before it's earned, but even 20 dollars is a lot in many areas of the world.
  •  thank you for posting this (none)
    I recommended your diary and I hope more people see it.

    It means a lot coming from someone who has lost as much as you have.

    I hope that things will start going better for you now and bless you.

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