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Emergency Hurricane Irma help for sick ME friend; super easy via Amazon “wish list”

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by RivkaRivka, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Binkie4

    Binkie4 Senior Member

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    @Sushi

    I haven't seen any posts from this thread at the top of the New posts list.


    Do I have to do something to make this happen?
     
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  2. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member

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    No, @Binkie4 , it does it automatically, though sometimes it takes a while to see.

    Many thanks to @Wonko for sorting out the instructions! Explained it far better than I did.

    For anyone curious about more general donating, helping spread to word to family, friends etc, I ask you to be very careful about donating to the American Red Cross.

    There has been a backlash against it for it's perceived lack of accountability, effectiveness and ethics.

    There were a series of investigative articles and a Congressional investigation.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/...ial&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1504120730

    A quick example, only 35% of it's own staff said they trust the Leadership!


    I know people usually want the money to be spent on people who are actually at the site of the disaster helping people, so in my opinion, it's best to find a local organization to donate to.

    The International Red Cross is not the same as the American Red Cross, and I haven't heard similar concerns about it.
     
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    The Salvation Army should be safe also. Years ago when they helped me, 90% of intake was going to the need of the people.
     
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  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Thanks! My friend got their generator going and reported her and her family safe on Facebook, but her island, St. John is devastated.
    No, you just won't see your own latest post though. To do that click on Recent Posts.
     
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    IThinkImTurningJapanese Moderator

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    And they're getting hit again,

    Hurricane Jose

    at 4:52 Jose is mentioned.
     
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  6. Wonko

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    The other side.
    It seems amazon.com have just become aware of the weather in Florida.

     
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  7. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member

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    Delivered (ish)
    Amazon's status message tells me little, but it's likely that the local infrastructure is fine, and the property is still standing, still having either a front door or a porch.

    So hopefully the recipient is as okay as being bedbound allows.
     
  8. Luther Blissett

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    I was happy to receive a thank you note, so thank you to @RivkaRivka for starting the thread, and @bspg for inspiring me to donate, I think the thanks should be shared.

    :hug:
     
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