Pacific Super Typhoon: Lend A Hand

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…


|| 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 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 …


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Squishy123 April 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

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.

321shitty April 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

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’.

GrandTango April 4, 2015 at 9:21 am

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…

Talkin' Takin' Tango's Anus April 4, 2015 at 5:08 pm

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??

GrandTango April 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm

No response…just ignorant BULL-S#!T…which means I must have hit the nail….

Pathfinder April 5, 2015 at 2:14 am

Um’ yeah: villiage, I give you back your idiot.

T. Lawrence
Saints Creek Lane,
Irmo, SC
Like we figured, he’s old (60ish). Like we figured, unemployed. And like we figured, a USC student (of what, I have no idea).

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

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…

Legal Titty On The Bench April 5, 2015 at 9:51 am

You scared, Boo? Is T. Lawrence another fake name you used like Emily Peterkin? If so, why are YOU putting them in danger?

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 10:02 am

Why don’t you come and find out?

Legal Titty On The Bench April 5, 2015 at 10:12 am

Sure thing…which mobile home is yours?

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

You’re he Dumb@$$ reporting the info…

Squishy123 April 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm

I believe it’s registered under his mother’s name.

Frank April 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

Report it? If it’s BigT who cares?

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I’m just asking you to visit….Will you PLEASE do that????…Pretty PLEASE…

Bunny April 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm

You hosting an Easter Egg hunt and need some friends?

Pathfinder April 5, 2015 at 1:18 pm

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.

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Just make sure you show up…or: are you a punk and a COWARD…???

Pathfinder April 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Look dumbass, you are at a real disadvantage here. Best thing you could do is to quit mouthing off.

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

STFU…you IDIOT…Obviously you’re at an intellectual disadvantage…LMAO…Dumb@$$…

Pathfinder April 5, 2015 at 8:08 pm

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.

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 10:28 pm

You sound like a complete Dumb@$$, trying to cover…and not sound as intellectually weak, as you are…

Soft Sigh from Hell April 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

Surely all their money didn’t wash away.,%20Micronesia/slides/rai_lena_f.html

(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.)

JLB April 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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.

Slartibartfast April 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

Perhaps encourage them to emigrate?

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 9:45 am

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….

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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…

Yawn April 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Black on black racial slur…hear it all the time….nothing to get excited about…

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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)..

E Norma Scok April 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Everybody is an idiot but you?

GrandTango April 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm

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?

Ice Ice Baby April 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

Wigger please….

GrandTango April 6, 2015 at 10:26 am

Stupid cliche much?

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