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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence

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first of all,forgive me for being "mrs gloom& Doom but I c ant stop watching CNN. The news pictures of these tornados are like something out of science fiction. My hubby and I are both 76,we have a nice home,good insurance,but,what in the He-- do you do when everything you have is just gone. I can't even imagine. I hope I can find some reputable organizations that I could donate to to help theses people. I know when I go to sleep at night I will thank  God for everything we have,not things,but people in our lives. Life is fragile,love every minute you have 💓

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence


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Betty @yock  you know I've mentioned that I live near an open school field.  Whoo, I think the single ranch houses on my side of the street didn't feel it like the couple of us who have two story houses.  Just when I got used to the hum of 28 MPH winds a gust near 60 mph would slam into the back of the house.  I've seen footage that folks took miles and miles away of a really big tornado (at night) in KY.  I could feel my pulse racing just watching the video.  I'd probably have a heart attack and keel over if I saw something like that coming at me.  So much loss of life and sorrow.


 

 

@Bird mama   Once, while visiting my Mother's family in Eastern Canada, we were sitting on the deck at night when all of a sudden a tornado or hurricane came, we saw it, and my Mother and I ran into the house, lol, scared us, I had never seen anything like it.

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence

You're not being gloomy and doomy @Epicurean   It's called sympathy and compassion and is a sign that you haven't lost your humanity Heart  

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence

hello all

EPI, contact the salvation army they are taking donations now. is for money/food/clothing don't know but have heard salvation army is collecting now

 

not much for me. sheet day, all clothes on line outside, will clothes dry? it is full sunshine but little wind my lines are full up, those blankets take up much room and heavier jammies/bathrobes .

 

ok guys later.

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence


@Epicurean wrote:

first of all,forgive me for being "mrs gloom& Doom but I c ant stop watching CNN. The news pictures of these tornados are like something out of science fiction. My hubby and I are both 76,we have a nice home,good insurance,but,what in the He-- do you do when everything you have is just gone. I can't even imagine. I hope I can find some reputable organizations that I could donate to to help theses people. I know when I go to sleep at night I will thank  God for everything we have,not things,but people in our lives. Life is fragile,love every minute you have 💓


@Epicurean 

 

You are not Mrs. Gloom and Doom.  My state suffered some losses in those tornadoes.  Not nearly as bad as in Kentucky, but devastating to those that lost everything just the same, including a few that lost their lives.

 

People from surrounding states are flooding in with all kinds of help, but the process is a very slow one.  Many people didn't have much to begin with, so losing what they did have is a crushing blow.

 

Everyone has different charities they believe in and some are not thrilled with the national ones that use more for administration than donating to the needy.  However, I can say that The Red Cross is always one of the first on the scene with help, in massive situations like this or just when one family has experienced a house fire.

 

I'm not endorsing them, just giving you another idea to check out if you're interested.  There are also many local organizations that help out in these instances too.  One that's often active here is the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.  And if you keep watching the news stories about this disaster, you may see an organization doing something that you would like to support.  

 

The people affected are going to need help for a long time to come, no need to rush to donate immediately.  But it's wonderful that you want to help.❤️

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence

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You wouldn't want to hang clothes out here tomorrow.. 60 mile wind gusts are being predicted. Your clothes would be found in the next county if you were lucky. It's suppose to get up to 68 tomorrow. Our weather is something else right now. I feel so bad for all the people in Kentucky that lost a whole town in Maysville, I think that is the way it is spelled. DH and I are going to give money to Salvation Army.

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence

If this helps radio station WFPL (an NPR Affiliate in Kentucky) said you can't go wrong donating to the following to help the folks in Kentucky.

 

Kentucky Red Cross

United Way of Kentucky

Salvation Army Disaster Relief

 

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thanks Birdmama,think we're going with the Salvation Army. The Red Cross,from what I read is one org. That spends most of the money on business and very little per cent of donations go to the needy.

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hello all

not to much going on here.

 

did normal chores,did morn walk

did not hang out today chance of rain this afternoon. began sunny but it really clouded over.

 

not much else.later guys.

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Re: December 2021 Holiday Season at the Back Fence

@Epicurean 

 

I agree with you 100%


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thanks Birdmama,think we're going with the Salvation Army. The Red Cross,from what I read is one org. That spends most of the money on business and very little per cent of donations go to the needy.