Archive through September 07, 2005
We are planning to go to NYC to assist in the cleanup effort any way we can. We do not have a good contact number. Our desire is to help at the World Trade Center in any capacity, whether it is helping in the search for victims or moving large sections of debris or bucket brigade or being water boys to the other workers on site, it does not matter.
We are members of UAW Local 249 in Kansas City,Mo.and are putting together a volunteer group. Most of us are electricians, but we are willing to do anything to help out at the cleanup site. As our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lost in this tragic event, we wish to help personally in some way.
Anyone having a contact name and number we might be able to use your help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your time and help. God bless America and watch over us all during these trying times and those yet to come.
We would like to help in finding and matching up people and families.
We are a research company here in California: Welsh Information Services.
We are interested in helping anyone; but specifically those that are of Jamaican ancestry.
Emails are: email@example.com
I live north of Toronto, Canada. If there is any need for help in the 'identification' portion of the body recovery effort I would be glad to help. I have some training/experience in Forensic Identification...which might be of value in this terrible occurrence.
Willing to offer a place to stay and meals to anyone travelling through the US who has been inconvienenced by air travel. I am in Iowa. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Support Group Websites
Thank You Postings for Emergency Services
Hope they help!
We have 100MB+ of webspace available to families, friends, and any agency in need of webspace.
Memorials, photos, dedications...poems, artwork, lists, message boards, whatever is needed.
Any tech savy people out there, are welcome to unite with us. Anyone with a solid useful idea, but not able to do the technical end is welcome to join us also.
Webmasters and tech savy people, including graphics designers, are at the immediate disposal of anyone affected by this crime against humanity.
If your church group needs webspace to make available their assistance, contact us.
We are Waiting to help.
I say to our enemies,We are coming.
God may show you mercy.We will Not.
Quote by: United States Senator John McCain
I'm so sorry about everything that people in the US must be going through right now. I know what it must be like because I live in Croatia. Maybe you've never heard of it but my country went through a horrible war that took thousands of lives. When will the world learn that violence cannot give birth to peace?
All my love and prayers go out to all of you in pain...MAY THE GOOD LORD BE WITH YOU ALL!
I live in Houston, Texas and would like to adopt any children who are without parents or relatives to take care of them as a result of this nightmare. I am a mother myself and know that I would want someone to take in my children if something happened to me. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT email@example.com if I can help in any way. I have a good job BUT MORE IMPORTANT, I HAVE LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS TO GIVE.
My youngest daughter (age 14) and I lit our candles and said a prayer last night. Words cannot take away the horror that has happened, but prayer will work miracles. I pray that children and parents are reunited.
I WANT TO HELP!!! EMAIL ME. GOD BLESS ALL OF THE RESCUE WORKERS AND THE LEADERS OF THIS GREAT NATION!
Mrs. Corinne Cooper
My wife and I living in Boca Raton, Fla would be willing to give comfort and
shelter to any child/teenager who had the misfortune of losing his/her
parent in this current American tragedy and have no relatives to provide
them with a home.
Please contact us if we can be of assistance.
Gene & Brenda Solomon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
"A Message to All Americans"
September 15, 2000
"The message that follows this one is from all of us at the Spirit of Ma'at. We hope that perhaps the ideas it expresses can help to empower us in this moment of darkness.
But first — now that four days have slowly slipped by — my soul would like to speak to you, if you wish to listen, about something I see as a core issue in all that is happening.
We Americans have been watching life go by as though it were a surrealist movie. On TV, we see the flames of wars and watch them burn — Israel and Palestine, NATO, Kosiva, Iraq, Iran, India and Pakistan, Columbia and the drug guerrillas, North and South Korea, Russia, Chechnya, Ireland, England. We see the incredible pain. But it doesn't affect us directly. We have become numb to the violence. Numbness appears to be our only way of dealing with the tragedies of life. We feel very little in our hearts and bodies. In fact, most of us are barely in our bodies. We exist mostly in our minds and in the images.
It is all so removed.
And within our own society are ills that weaken us in our own eyes and in those of the world, and again, we are numb. We do not feel in our hearts the pain of the children who are raped, tortured, and made to serve the perpetrators of child pornography. We are numb to child abuse and people abuse, murder and violence on our streets and in our homes. We accept divorce as the natural order of things.
We witness the suffering of the world's people, the ravages of hunger and starvation. We face horrible diseases that threaten all life. And even more devastating, we see our Mother Earth herself dying, in her final gasps for life. CNN brings all of this to our eyes in massive doses, and we let it all into our living rooms, watching our little boxes, playing in our fantasy world, eating and drinking our fine foods and wines.
How could we allow ourselves to feel the true pain of it all? To feel such pain could almost kill us. So we don't feel it. It never happens to us.
What now? The pain is here. Not just at our doorstep, but here, within our homeland. What do we do now?
Whatever we do, I doubt if we will continue in the old way.
In the past, we have reacted to conflict with emotional violence of our own. In families, this almost always leads to pain and divorce. In the world, in this case, it leads to war. Real war, that will surely be fought worldwide, but this time, most likely, also in our own neighborhoods.
Supporting this war is one of our options.
But there is another option. It begins by first understanding why this is happening to us. I say this because I don't believe that we do understand. We really are too far removed from life.
I think we must learn to feel the pain that is worldwide. When we see a child burning in India or a little baby dying of starvation in Africa or bombs dropping on beautiful villages snuggled in the countryside, as a nation our hearts could respond as One. We could change this world by our love instead of our violence.
So I say that when we can understand and feel the pain of our distant brothers and sisters, then perhaps we will have the wisdom to know what to do about this horrible tragedy we have all just experienced as a nation.
The world can come together and say, "No more terrorism." We can let go of all terrorism, even our own, and find a way to make peace real. This seems to me to be the only answer. We create our world by our lives. We can create a world without terrorism if we wish and focus upon that.
But we do have to wish and focus upon a peaceful world — not stare at the TV in a coma. We have to come alive and do things that will make a difference.
The unity that we are all feeling now is a place of strength that could be the catalyst that alters the world in such a way that terrorism is a distant memory. Or it could become the energy that drives a lynch mob into chaos and perpetuates the pain and war, with the real possibility that this course could bring an end to civilization as we know it. It is our choice.
In a marriage — which is much like what we have now, since we cannot leave the Earth — the object is not to kill the other person, even if the other person may be making our lives uncomfortable or even painful. If we decide to solve our problems with murder, we are no different from those we consider evil. Finding a way where both people — both sides of any conflict — can live together and love and respect one another is probably the only response that will save the Earth.
For World War Three will almost surely take away the life of our Mother.
But before we can respond in a healthy manner, we first must feel, we must care, or there is nothing. We need to get out of our Lazyboys, stand up, and change our world into a planet of peace.
Through prayer and inner peace, and then through taking the kinds of action that come from a peaceful heart, we can change this world. I have great faith in us and in America. I believe with my whole heart that we will find the right way.
In love and service,
We are in Maryland, very close to D.C. and only about 15 or so miles from the Pentagon. Needless to say, this has been an awful experience for everyone and we are all so heartbroken. My friends and I have been making cards to send to the hospitals in New York and Virginia, as well as offered services and say prayers for all of the people involved in this tragedy. We would like very much to send cards and words of encouragement to the rescue workers as well. Does any one have any addresses or links to offer us?
Volunteer truck drivers?
I have a Class A CDL with tanker, doubles & triples, and hazmat endorsements and I would like to put in some time in the rescue and clean-up effort in NYC. Please send a brief message (less than 300 characters) to my pager at email@example.com
I, like many others who are too far away to physically help in this tragedy, want to do SOMETHING. So I set up a simple website where people can express their support for the people lost, their families and the Nations that will unite to end terrorism.
We are so far away, and at the moment the only thing we can do is pray. If there is anybody in Australia from the US that needs somewhere to stay or a family to be with at the moment please let us know.
I'm old, and have gone through a lot in my 70 years. I too have shed many tears over the last week. I'm sitting here this morning looking at many of the posted messages, and some concern me.
Be cautious, only terrorists and heroic persons left us on Tuesday.
I was concerned when I saw that people were looking for rides to NY and Washington, to help. Admirable, but perhaps foolish. Don't anyone do anthing now, that they would not have done two weeks ago.
I was primarily worried about a few that were from young people, both male and female, looking for rides to NY to help out. We all want to help out in some way, but not by becoming a statistic.
I found some links that just went to regular websites, some went to sites selling patriotic items. We have already seen people taking advantage .. ie those calling victims families to get SS numbers and other information ... for personal gain.
We all want to help, but, please, be careful of what you post ... be cautious .. we still have crime in this country, and for those so inclined, this is harvest time. EVERYONE was moved by what happened last week ... but, not all moved in the SAME direction.
Be Cautious ... from an aging American, Veteran, and Proud Flag Waver ... God Bless ...