Japan Disaster Fund

The Salvation Army

3 Responses to “Japan Disaster Fund”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Those guys are good. Glad you posted the link. They were down here after hurricane Charley, before anyone else got set up. (No, we didn’t need them – but it was nice to know they were there.)

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    P.S. Just wanted to clarify – we (my neighborhood) were prepared and we managed. Others weren’t and the Salvation Army was very necessary to them.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Amen to that, Kathy. Same up here after Ivan. And the same earlier when we were in NC after Bertha and Fran. And then when we were in California in the ’80’s during the floods and fires. The Salvation Army has ALWAYS been there and has never asked for a thing, except to serve. They are selfless and fantastic.

    The Red Cross? Not so much. They’re always looking to the next dollar coming in. they work their volunteers to the bone, but the national outfit…grrr. Got the worst taste in my mouth possible in ’81 when they dragged Marines out of the barracks to sandbag million dollar houses in Newport Beach, CA, because of the huge pacific storms that were just eating the coast up. Houses were just rolling into the surf and it was desperate. So they had all this manpower snagged out of base ~ literally a bang on the door, loaded on to buses, handed a shovel and there you go for 12, 14 hours filling sand bags in driving rainstorms. Just biblical stuff.

    And the Red Cross charged them for coffee.

    I’ve never given them blood or a dime since. And everything I’ve heard in the intervening years has just reinforced that conviction.

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