A Big Thank You! Daily Paul And Others Help Aid Those In Need.Submitted by dexterszyd on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 13:03
DAILY PAUL FUNDS RELIEF TRIP TO OKLAHOMA!
In a matter of 36 hrs, The Daily Paul and various friends from SocialNeworks rose to the ocasion and responded by contributing their hard earned money for a cause that will touch the lives of thousands.
Hands of Light in Action (HOLIA) a 501 (c) 3 non profit disaster relief group needed emergency funds to rent equipment, fuel and supplies for the purpose of assisting those affected by the Moore Oklahoma Tornado. Daily Paul and others made it happen!
Pictures of the trip :
Additional efforts have included pilots donating their aircraft and time to transport 4 doctors and their gear to ground zero. Also a 53 ft trailer from Urbana OH filled with medical supplies and soon to be an additional truck to transport like items from a local police. fire and rescue station in Georgia. (more video and pics coming)
I am truly amazed at the kind and unselfish hearts of our country men and women.
Thank You sincerely for all of your support.
Here are a few updates and some exerps from Nancy Malone of HOLIA while in Oklahoma
Hats off to Oklahoma! Very organized in less than a week. Good info here for volunteers.
*VOLUNTEER NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF MOORE*
The City of Moore is instituting a new volunteer process, to be managed by ServeMoore.com, which is an open coalition of local churches and city governments. A hotline for volunteers, donations and needs has been established:
1-866-484-3500 -to be staffed 6 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Note: you should always be able to speak with a live person if you call! It's completely local and well staffed.
The City of Moore strongly suggests that, whenever possible, volunteer operations are conducted through this hotline - especially for large groups. It is important for the city to keep track of hours volunteered, because FEMA will reimburse Moore for the dollar value of those hours. Please help us out!
For today, Saturday, the ServeMoore volunteer plan is as follows:
If you are a local volunteer or part of a local group that has FEWER than 25 people, and you would like to help clean up city and private property, you may head directly to Frontline Church, at 200 S Howard Ave. You will dispatched directly from there to a job site.
If you are coming in from out of state to volunteer, regardless of your group size, please call the hotline to be dispatched to a staging location in Moore. This will allow us to efficiently allocate labor and resources to places most in need.
We are still looking for owners and operators of heavy machinery. Please contact the hotline if you are able to volunteer your equipment, or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, please know that we have not forgotten those communities beyond Moore that were also damaged by the May 19/20 tornadoes, and we hope that you won't either. The ServeMoore volunteer coordination is an effort to assist all OK communities with labor and donations, not just Moore. Thank you for helping Oklahomans recover and return to their lives.
From NANCY's Facebook:
"Today--have volunteers working in Little Axe to finish job started yesterday, unloading supplies a few places, giving out some handmade quilts from CA and working on a property in Moore I'm a few hours. Good Morning!"
"Man looking for his wife's ashes in wooden box. Everyone lifted up the furnace and under the fireplace in a safe hole, there it was! Hardly a scratch! All the man wanted. He is good!"
"If you volunteer down here, you really need to bring masks, gloves, thick soled shoes, shovel, wheelbarrow, rakes.
No one is wearing masks but I am noticing smell of mold all over, gas and dust. Not healthy to be working without a mask. Just saying."
"Finding out my purpose today is some shoveling but mostly handing items out from truck not only to homeowners but disaster supplies--masks, gloves, storage bins, wheelbarrows and shovels. Leaving it open so people can also help themselves. It is hard thing to be on the needy side when you have been ind your whole life."
"Well I'm making an admin decision. Always willing to give out donations and gift cards but I really like to get my tools, shovels and wheelbarrows back BUT 5 different teams in Little Axe and in Moore needed the tools. I told them to " pass them foreword..." Those tools will have stories to tell."
"This is a grass roots tent set up 2 blocks from the tornado affected. They hand out all supplies. The rest of our bins, diapers, toilet paper, tarps, hammer,, and tons of pet food given here to assist "people in need."
"Attention: number 1 need is safety glasses, wheel barrows, shovels and leave rakes!!! If you want to bring down donations-- bring those. All stops begged for my tools. I pretty much have no tools left."
"I have to park in the strangest positions sometimes when off loading supplies. I was unloading all that food for the tent supply and I noticed this just sitting there by me. Finally I walked over and said, "Am I in your way". He said, "No- I wanted to shake your hand and thank you!" I told him about Dexter Tornado and the story. He said, "we will recover!"
"It's been like the donations in Haiti. The pile...it diminishes so slowly. Given out tons!
Now heading to Shawnee then to Oklahoma City Animal Shelter for they are housing many of the animals plus distributing food so their need is great."
"Happy Memorial Day! Can't wait to download my pics for there were some special military men working at our site. Confirmation and HUGE thank you to MI for the abundance of animal supplies, litter, dog and cat food! They are taking care of many of the strays and injured found after the tornado plus they are distributing supplies as needed.
We have been busy with cleanup since early this AM. I plan to head back home in the next hour for I work Tues afternoon. I don't think there is one muscle in my body that doesn't hurt.. Clean up work is great way to get back into shape! Ha!
Can't wait to write the whole story for everything we brought down, someone needed it. It was amazing to me as I went delivering supplies how that all worked. Each place asked for different needed items and I could always say---"Oh ya--we have that!" Goosebumps!"
Thats it for now and again....Thanks and Lots of Love