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We Had A Tornado Here On My Side Of The City Sunday Night & No One Is Calling For Donations Of Anything…

Churches are offering things to the storm victims, one big nearby church is giving free lunches, Salvation Army sent a food truck out in the neighborhood offering meals, and churches are giving supplies to those who need it. The city officials & police said on the first day they didn’t need anything yet but if they need donations they will put it out on their website for people to donate. This is the good thing about living here. We take care of our own to the best of our ability and if a call for donations is put out it gets met quickly.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
My friend’s home had roof, fence & car damages. He called into work on Monday telling his boss that he was in the tornado area and needed to get his car fixed. His boss gave him a free night at a hotel here and also cases of bottled water and a generator for him to have electricity until the power gets turned back on. His cousin has a used car lot and gave him a loaner so he wouldn’t have to drive his car with broken windows. Also sent his roofer over to tarp the roof for free where the other roofing companies were going to charge $.
AbbeyRhode · F
It's always great to see how the people of this country really are, so happy to help others after a disaster. The propaganda media wants everyone to hate each other, but that is not who Americans are.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@AbbeyRhode It’s this way in Oklahoma. We’ve had so many tornados and many really violent ones that it’s just a habit we’ve learned automatically to want to help quickly. I have things I could donate if needed but no calls for it now. The media loves to focus on negativity. And I think what really, really helped with the attitude to help here is that our local media will put out a call for donations or help and when people respond they will focus POSITIVE attention on those who do with stories or praise. They know that everyone who contributes just wants to be appreciated to know that they are making a difference for others and it goes a long way to give thanks and positive attention.
AbbeyRhode · F
@cherokeepatti Nice to hear your local media uses their power to do some good.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@AbbeyRhode one station has not been bought up by conglomerates and I think they do it best. The others want to compete so they do it too
specman · 46-50, M
Hearing y’all had a tornado is a bad thing.

Hearing that everyone in your area cares for one another is a good thing!
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@specman Disasters can either bring out the best in people or the worst in people. Mostly the best here. Sometimes we will have metal scrappers trying to get the scraps but the police have it pretty well guarded, was asking for ID for those entering or leaving the affected neighborhoods. And volunteer groups usually have their members wearing matching t-shirts to make identifying them much easier. If there was a call for donations of goods I have no doubt that there would be so much that they couldn’t use it all.

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