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Tornadoes in the South
29 April 2011
2.20am
kedame
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I just wanted to ask everyone to keep the South (and especially Alabama, my home) in your thoughts/prayers. If any of you live in the US, I would also ask that you consider donating blood sometime soon. I believe there is a shortage. My family is fine. In fact, I slept through most of the storms, but about 20 miles away, the area of Phil Campbell got hit really hard. There are a lot of injured, missing, and dead. The school in the town was devastated, and I know many people who have lost their homes. Please consider making donations to the Red Cross if you can. Thanks!

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29 April 2011
2.26am
mr. Sun king coming together
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My sincerest prayers of support are going out to you southerners right now. There is a blood shortage in Alabama (looks like watching CNN dies have value), and I feel sincerely sorry for all those who lost a family member/friend/other acquaintance.
(Also, Is it just me, or do a feel a sort of U/V emerging in the world? The bad, then some good?)

Edit: The US government should offer to double all donations to the Red Cross, up to a certain amount. It raises more money, and, as shown when the Canadian government did the same after Haiti, it made more donate.

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29 April 2011
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I just logged in after reading the news. It's just terrible. I'll donate as much as I can. I'm glad to read you're fine kedame.

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29 April 2011
11.15pm
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Yeah its terrible! I'll donate!

We had some tornados 20 miles from here. I'm fine, as my dad always says "Unless it comes down 5th street don't worry"

 

 

 

 

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30 April 2011
1.09am
kedame
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Thanks, guys and gals! I donated blood today…they were swamped.

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30 April 2011
2.14am
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Perhaps it's too soon, but I'm surprised by the lack of "Donate Here" buttons on the sites I visit.

 

I'm glad you're safe, kedame. Everyone involved is certainly in my prayers.

 

This might be worth checking out if you live in that part of the country – weathercall.net.

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30 April 2011
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I know Joe inquired about one after Japan, although I don't know if he did. (Or was able to)

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30 April 2011
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Kedame, my prayers are with you, your family and friends. I also have family in the southeast. I am thankful that your family and you are fine. Please keep us updated regarding any more news from that area near your home and the town of Phil Campbell.

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30 April 2011
4.02am
kedame
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Hey, guys, thanks for the well wishes. My family wasn't affected at all by the storms other than losing cable/tv/internet for a day. In fact, I slept through most of the storms because school was out that day. Still, I thank you for your kindness. There have been lots of horror stories, but also lots of comforting stories, too.

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2 May 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I know Joe inquired about one after Japan, although I don't know if he did. (Or was able to)

That's correct. I asked the Red Cross if there was a single page that webmasters could link to, to allow people from all around the world to donate easily, plus banners/overlays to put on the sites. They didn't get back to me, which was a shame.

There are country-specific sites (eg redcross.org is the American Red Cross), but that's not much help if you run a site such as this one that gets visitors from here, there and everywhere. Someone needs to create a method where a person's IP address is detected and they're routed through to the correct destination.

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