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(NPR)   Moore, OK to well-wishers: Please, no more socks and underwear, we have enough to last 20 lifetimes. Send money instead. KTHXBYE   (npr.org) divider line 21
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2013-05-25 03:42:11 PM  
4 votes:
Send money, because our charity's CEO's salaries can't be paid with socks and underwear.
2013-05-25 04:08:19 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-05-25 03:55:11 PM  
2 votes:
The problem is that cash is fungible and I don't have time/resources to pick out a reputable charity.
The Red Cross and many of the other high profile organizations are a mess. If you want my help you are going to have to give me some options.
2013-05-25 03:47:37 PM  
2 votes:
How about a tornado safe house first, or the concrete, block and rebar to build some now. If not for the residents, at least for the post-disaster helpers to be safe. And maybe re-purpose shipping containers, as excellent premade shelters, underground. I'm sure there are shipping containers somewhere that are going to waste.

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There is no guarantee that another tornado won't hit next week, since Moore has attracted three in the last decade. Oh, and change your name to Lesse or Fewere.
2013-05-25 03:28:11 PM  
2 votes:
Red staters asking for more money. What a goddamned surprise.
2013-05-25 12:39:10 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe Inhofe and Coburn should help out a little more.
2013-05-25 11:58:34 AM  
2 votes:
Gloves, shovels, chainsaws, trash bags.

But since that stuff costs a lot of money to ship cash is king
2013-05-25 10:13:18 PM  
1 votes:

ParagonComplex: I'd personally never look a gift horse in the mouth and be thankful for anything anyone gave me out of the kindness of their heart. I'm weird like that, I suppose.


It's better to have people send things that will just end up in the landfill?
2013-05-25 08:01:42 PM  
1 votes:

susansto-helit: As an Okie, I feel I must remind all of you Farkers who want to help that other areas were hit too. Shawnee and Carney are both in seriously rough shape from tornadoes that hit the state the day before the Moore tornado, and almost all the help they were receiving abandoned them after the tornado hit Moore. So if you want to send stuff to them, they'd probably really appreciate it.


This! Everybody associates Katrina with New Orleans, and with New Orleans being a famous tourist city, it got most of the attention and donations. Katrina actually laid waste to the entire Gulf Coast. Entire towns were washed away in Mississippi and Louisiana, but never got the help they needed because "New Orleans!"
2013-05-25 07:23:02 PM  
1 votes:
Unless you can personally hand that cash to the person that needs it.......NEVER GIVE CASH!!!!!!

Unless you like buying the "relief" agencies things like, fancy cars, meals, hotels, and fattening their salaries and retirement accounts.

The percentage of money that goes to an actual person is need is near zero.
2013-05-25 06:36:28 PM  
1 votes:
Winston Smith '84 - I'll send bootstraps

And we're done.

/seriously, don't you think if anyone actually HAD any money to spare, they would try to send it? Begging for money to help out a disaster is fine, but when people have material things they can spare, and no money, I would think it would be more prudent to send it on. Clothes and shoes do not go bad, so they can be moved on to the next areas of need. Surely someone can come up with some place to store such things if they are not needed at the moment in OK. Or should we just stop even trying?
//and yes, I am skeptical of so called 'relief charities' when I see their upper management riding around in expensive cars and owning very large homes. When I can see that my monetary donation is going to the victims and not to the CEO's salary, then I might give some money.
///If I had any...
2013-05-25 04:19:29 PM  
1 votes:

downstairs: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Tellingthem: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Gloves, shovels, chainsaws, trash bags.

But since that stuff costs a lot of money to ship cash is king

Hmmm bury bodies much?

Google Red Clay.

We don't bury anything around here unless you use a backhoe

Serious question... do you have above ground graves (well I guess they wouldn't be called graves) like we do down here in NOLA?


Tombs, crypts and museulems.

No. Not a big thing around here. NOLA has those because of the water table being so high. Red clay is just a biatch to dig though and if water does get down there is swells and can break concrete. That's why we don't have basements around here. We have good top soil it just isn't very think. That's why the dust bowl was so bad.
2013-05-25 03:54:12 PM  
1 votes:
Sad our inherent distrust of man causes us to not want to send cash. Sad that we have to inherently distrust man. Sad that we have evidence of organizations not getting the cash we do send to the people we intend to help.

/sad
2013-05-25 03:45:08 PM  
1 votes:

SCUBA_Archer: Send money, because our charity's CEO's salaries can't be paid with socks and underwear.


Right, because it's so much more effective to spend that money on sorting, storing, and disposing of mountains of useless shiat.

If you're that damned suspicious, simply send nothing, instead of sending something that wastes time and money.
2013-05-25 03:38:03 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously though, it isn't like there's widespread, massive damage all over the Oklahoma City area and supplies and fresh water are super-scarce.  It's localized to the 1.4 mile-wide tornado path.  So it's not difficult to send someone to go buy a few hundred dollars' worth of stuff at the next Walmart to the north.  And that will be much more efficient then sending stuff.
2013-05-25 03:33:13 PM  
1 votes:
Its all about getting hard cold cash!

/so they can misuse it.
2013-05-25 03:28:35 PM  
1 votes:
You live in tornado alley, move away from the tornadoes!!!!!   AAAHHHH!!!!! AHHHHHH!

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2013-05-25 02:24:31 PM  
1 votes:

Tellingthem: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Gloves, shovels, chainsaws, trash bags.

But since that stuff costs a lot of money to ship cash is king

Hmmm bury bodies much?


Google Red Clay.

We don't bury anything around here unless you use a backhoe
2013-05-25 12:20:39 PM  
1 votes:

Tellingthem: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Gloves, shovels, chainsaws, trash bags.

But since that stuff costs a lot of money to ship cash is king

Hmmm bury bodies much?


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Who needs to bury a body?
2013-05-25 12:04:16 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Gloves, shovels, chainsaws, trash bags.

But since that stuff costs a lot of money to ship cash is king


Hmmm bury bodies much?
2013-05-25 12:03:47 PM  
1 votes:
Booze and weed for our friends in need.
 
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