Saturday, August 20, 2016

People Generously Giving During Floods & Fires




Clips from Facebook and news stories about all the good things people are doing for each other during the fires in the West, and floods in the South:

""Cambria spirit under pressure? You bet. When North Coast residents and visitors were dining today at Redwood Cafe in Cambria, a company of 20 firefighters came in from the Chimney Fire. One by one, the other customers told restaurant owner Rick Pfannkuche that they wanted to buy a meal for a firefighter. One customer wanted to pay for four of them. Not one of those firefighters had to pay for his or her own meal. Later, 10 more firefighters came in, and Pfannkuche's employees combined their tips and other donations to pay for the meals (with some financial assistance from their boss). That, my friends, is Cambria spirit.

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Friday, August 19, 2016 04:59PM
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Although Chad McIntyre, owner of Eco-Tech Draft Systems, calls Raleigh home now, he is worried about his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been watching the flooding in his hometown, and has decided to do something about it.

McIntyre took to Facebook and asked his followers to donate much needed supplies, including:

Work gloves
Disposable dust masks
Box knives (box cutters)
Large trash bags
Medium to large plastic bins (to store what didn't get wet)
Socks - men's, women's, children's sizes
Diapers - all sizes
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Bug spray
Home Depot gift cards

McIntyre has also partnered with a few Baton Rouge churches that will accept donations for flood victims.

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Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people.

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D and K Transport located in Bristolville Ohio will be in Louisiana Wednesday August 24th,2016 to Sunday August 28th,2016 helping out with the transportation and supplies for the flood victims and animals. Many of you have asked us to take items such as lead ropes, hay, water, halters and basic general horse supplies along with clothing and personal items for the flood victims. Also some of you have asked us to create a Go Fund Me so you may donate money; so we have created this Go Fund Me Account for the Louisiana flood victims so that you may contribute to the cause. Any extra money will be donated to the relief victims in Louisiana. Thank you all for your support and kind words!!

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A horse rescue in San Bernardino County asked for trucks, trailers and other supplies as it helped the community evacuate the fast-moving Blue Cut Fire that erupted Tuesday morning, charring 23 square miles.

Mea Ola's Place, a nonprofit horse rescue and rehabilitation center in Phelan, posted several videos to its Facebook page Tuesday asking for additional resources.

Mea Ola's Place houses 41 horses and 100 other animals including turkeys, chickens and dogs. Kline is asking for people with trucks and trailers to be on standby in case the rescue needs to evacuate and relocate the animals.

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