Many Prayers Needed
Posted 29 December 2004 - 09:01 PM
Posted 30 December 2004 - 02:03 AM
We have 1500 Swedish tourists missing in Thailand and the Swedish government is desperately trying to lease air planes to evacuate the about 10 000 surviving, but injured and traumatized, tourists. We are getting reports every day, every hour about their terrible experience and the magnitude of this horrible disaster.
Please help these poor countries: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
5 million people are reported to be in immediate need of food and fresh water!
Posted 30 December 2004 - 07:04 AM
For anyone looking to contribute I found some great information on MSNBC.com, it lists all agencies who are collecting aid.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:26 AM
This is a tragedy of epic proportions...if I can afford $225 for a solid, I can certainly donate to the relief effort. And God bless all those affected by this horrible disaster.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:25 PM
I WENT INTO TOWN TODAY AND ALL THE STORES SMALL AND LARGE HAVE BIG BUCKETS ON THEIR COUNTERS FOR PEOPLE TO DONATE MONEY.
EVERYONE WAS PUTTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY IN THEM......I FELT PROUD OF MY FELLOW BRITISH MEN.
I HOPE YOU HAVE NEWS OF YOUR MISSING PEOPLE SOON.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:19 PM
God Bless us all!
Posted 01 January 2005 - 07:51 PM
These islands are so small and dotted in the middle of the ocean. You can walk round the island in less than 20 minutes and across in less time. They are ring shaped atolls surrounded by a coral reef. I often used to think that one tidal wave could wash us all away.
I expect you are seeing the same images on your t.v's as we are here in the U.K. As Margaret mentioned, this has made a huge impact on us all here!
Karin I join with Margaret in her thoughts to you.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 03:52 AM
Posted 02 January 2005 - 03:57 AM
my thought is near to you and to all Swedish people!
Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:35 AM
It is interesting the public donations are higher than the governments!
We mustn't lose the momentum as it will take a long long time to get anywhere near normality. It will show in about 15 to 20 years time in some of the countries where there will be very small workforces due to the high number of children lost. There are some terrible stories coming out of these countries along with heartening stories. To lose a loved one is bad but I cannot imagine losing almost all of your family and your home in one day. I am sure I am not alone in feeling guilty about the excesses of Christmas. I gave money at my local bank and my husband spent ages on the phone to donate that way. The time it took proves that this has touched everyone and it is good to know people are giving so quickly. It doesn't need to be a lot but every penny counts. I know it made me feel less useless to just give money. I think it was Michele who said if she could spend $250 on a solid she could make a donation to this fund. At this time of year I suffer from 'siege syndrome' and my home is full of food and drink. It feels awful to watch these people who haven't even got clean drinking water.
I am making my new years resolution to give more to charities throughout the year. It makes you count your blessings.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 12:55 PM
Unfortunately, there was no warning system in place for a 9.0+ earthquake under the ocean floor with with waves traveling at 500 miles per hour. The devastation, loss and pain of the victims is almost beyond comprehension. I feel so helpless, but can give prayers and offer financial support. We should all count our blessings, each and every one.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 06:54 PM
The outpouring of money to the relief effort is amazing - and yes - the public donates much more than the governments and businesses - truly terrific and gives hope to faith in human kind.
Tragic events make the world come closer together, but I suspect that there has been something going on that has yet to come of light that makes the earth 'quake' and move, causing all this tragedy.
What is going on underwater??
Just before the Christmas, many many whales headed south (in fear, we believe) and beached themselves in Tasmania. This was the warning for something happening that we could not understand then.
I wonder if Nuclear Bomb testing has been still going on without the general public knowing. This was happening in the Pacific not too many years ago and was promised to be stopped . . . . . but how do we know it wasn't taken somewhere else?
I just wonder if mankind has caused the earth to react. We must take more care of it so it is gentler to us in the future.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 07:33 PM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:11 AM
WILL WE EVER LEARN
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