MAYSAK VICTIMS NEED OUR HELP …
|| By FITSNEWS || Since 1989, South Carolina has been spared the fury of a direct landfall from a major hurricane. Even if some politicians don’t get what that means …
But the Palmetto State remains perpetually at risk each year … and in the event a major storm were to strike, we’d want people to help us (especially since the administration of Barack Obama seems to be playing politics with the Federal Emergency Management Agency).
That means we ought to be looking to help others whose lives have been upended by catastrophic storms. Take the people of Yap – an island in the Federated States of Micronesia. Yap and many other Micronesian islands were battered this week by Super Typhoon Maysak – which pounded them at peak intensity.
In addition to the immediate destruction on Yap and other islands, the storm’s surge ruined many crops – and soaked the low-lying soil so completely that in places it could take as long as a year for it to desalinate.
This is an emergency, in other words … a matter of life or death.
Our friend Neil Mellen – who has worked extensively with the people of Yap – published a blog in the aftermath of the storm inviting people to help.
“Those inevitably bearing the greatest burden are school aged children, many of whom lack sandals,” Mellen wrote. “They are most susceptible to the impact of food and nutrient shortages following the flooding of taro patches and village gardens.”
Mellen’s South Carolina-based nonprofit – Habele – is coordinating direct relief efforts for some of the “most remote victims of the storm.” In addition to providing financial assistance, Habele is working with partner organizations on the islands to send needed supplies “directly to community organizations” working where the damage was most severe.
According to Mellen, the following items are needed …
- childrens’ size sandals (zorries)
- childrens’ vitamins
- over the counter medicines (stomach, headache, prenatal)
- tarps and ropes
- PVC pipe fittings (3/4 elbows, Ts, couplings)
- mosquito repellents
- hand sanitizers and soaps
- chainsaws and parts
Or if you prefer, you can make a direct financial contribution to Habele through Paypal, by visiting www.habele.org or by sending payment to Habele, at 701 Gervais Street, Suite 150-244, Columbia, SC 29201.
Will you consider helping? We hope so …
After all, there but for the grace of God go we …
People expect the US to bail them out after every disaster, yet they sit back and don’t do a damn thing when one hits this country. Fuck ’em, if their mud hut or grass shack gets blown down, then they need to move into the 21st century and build something that wasn’t built using 2000 year old technology.
I know. Like all those 20th century homes that were destroyed by Hugo? I’m sure the Yap will contribute troops next time we need a collalition against some ‘Bad Guy’.
A) FITS trying to act like he cares about ANYONE, but himself…Don’t make me laugh…
B) If there are any Muslims, homosexuals, people of African descent, convicts, single-mothers of illegitimate children, illegal aliens..or any other Democrat Special Interest Group, they’ll be re-located to the US, and put at the front of the line…at our alleged “top” universities, w/ multiple job offers for Obama-type (do-nothing) jobs…at high rates of pay and bennies…(White American males need not apply)
C) The population is likely so small $5 million would set them all up for life, and any extra SCORED by FITS’ crony, would be put into his pocket, and contributed to the DNC, in order to get a big kick-back w/ taxpayer money…
Are you really THIS big if an asshole? You’re on Medicaid and act like your scared, old white man bullshit is going someplace. Where was the charity posts on your failed shit blog by the way??
No response…just ignorant BULL-S#!T…which means I must have hit the nail….
Um’ yeah: villiage, I give you back your idiot.
Saints Creek Lane,
Like we figured, he’s old (60ish). Like we figured, unemployed. And like we figured, a USC student (of what, I have no idea).
I think you just opened yourself to legal liability…should anything happen to T.
All of you anti-liberal, prop-Americans REMEMBER this NAZI Gestapo outing should something happen…and PLEASE report who did it…
You scared, Boo? Is T. Lawrence another fake name you used like Emily Peterkin? If so, why are YOU putting them in danger?
Why don’t you come and find out?
Sure thing…which mobile home is yours?
You’re he Dumb@$$ reporting the info…
I believe it’s registered under his mother’s name.
Report it? If it’s BigT who cares?
I’m just asking you to visit….Will you PLEASE do that????…Pretty PLEASE…
You hosting an Easter Egg hunt and need some friends?
Just telling all these people you continually threaten where they might find you. They can do the same internet search I did:
“T. Lawrence, South Carolina”. It took me about five minutes.
Maybe if you had a job — made a contribution to society — you wouldn’t have all this idle time to threaten folks.
Just make sure you show up…or: are you a punk and a COWARD…???
Look dumbass, you are at a real disadvantage here. Best thing you could do is to quit mouthing off.
STFU…you IDIOT…Obviously you’re at an intellectual disadvantage…LMAO…Dumb@$$…
Such a shame what unfortunate things can happen to a man who isn’t careful in today’s world. Especially one that doesn’t understand the gravity of his situation.
You sound like a complete Dumb@$$, trying to cover…and not sound as intellectually weak, as you are…
Surely all their money didn’t wash away.
(Bad joke on a worse situation, I know. Thanks for the heads up on the local relief agency. Charleston has another small private group that helps needy places by sending portable water-purification equipment to disaster areas, notably recently Haiti.)
I have been there. Wonderful people. Geography not kind to them. Beautiful place but hard to make a living.
The local charity, Habele, does a good job. I sent a check once before and will do so again.
Perhaps encourage them to emigrate?
NCAA history being made – replete with racial slur by the offender FITS kisses the @$$ of…and FITS got his head buried up his ……
Typical punch-drunk left-type Liberal-Tarian….
LMAO…CRICKETS…you KNOW it’s BAD news for liberals…when FITS is scared $#!tl#$$…
And just when you were running your WAR against Whitey….LMAO…it comes CRASHING down…
Black on black racial slur…hear it all the time….nothing to get excited about…
Black on black?…Are you THAT ignorant…
Do your homework Dumb@$$…you’re stupid…which is not a a newsflash….but to run your mouth shows what an IDIOT you are…(like most of you)..
Everybody is an idiot but you?
Alright…I’ll play…(even though youre simply trying to take one of my accurate and very effective techniques to try to use against me)…let me show you where you fail….
Do you agree w/ what he/she said about the Ky. post-game interview…He/she said it was a slur from a black player toward a black player…so it’s OK?…
Yes or No…. do you agree?
Stupid cliche much?