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A Random Pattern

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Something Positive in the World

On my commute I read a free local paper, the Express. Today I stumbled upon a positive article that I want to share with you.

Title:EU Nations Rush Storm Aid to U.S.


-Countries of all sizes prep supplies, workers for Katrina's aftermath

-Greece put on standby two cruise ships to house refugees and Sweden has offered aircraft to help distribute aid shipments,

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-French Red Cross workers are briefed on sunday prior to departing from Roissy airport in Paris to assist in the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort.

Boy, did this make my day. In the literal storm of negativity we have seen regarding this disaster, especially on message boards and forums the world over, this is a beautiful reminder. We're all in this together, and many of us from every tribe and culture realize this. These people that are helping see past all the cultural and political nonsense to the hurting people, and instead of talking about it get up and start helping. It's inspiring.

I'm sure you can find internet articles that cover this same topic, and if I find any I'll post the link here, but for now leave comments if you know anyone that's mobilized to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, or if you've done anything yourself.

(Edit: 9:42 p.m. - link to article washingtonpost.com/express. Free registration required, or if you are using Firefox you can get the BugMeNot extension, then just use that instead. Email or comment if you want more info about that.)