Thursday, September 01, 2005

Thankful for the great people in this country

I am very thankful for the great people in this nation that ban together and help those in need. It is nice to witness people helping others in need.

May God Bless the USA.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Thankful for Disaster Relief

I am thankful for all the organizations and people that provide disaster relief.

For those who want to help, you can donate to the Salvation Army (

I generally don't donate to the Red Cross because of the high percentage of the donation that goes to administrative costs. However, if you prefer you can donate to the Red Cross. They do a lot of good work.

Also, many nearby states have shelters open for people displaced from hurricane Katrina. You can donate directly to those shelters. Quite a few Churches in Houston are being used as shelters. You can also donate your time at the shelters.


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Thankful I no longer live in high hurricane risk area

I am thankful I no longer live in an area with high risk for hurricanes. I have been through many hurricanes in Florida. Never really liked them. I got to go outside in the middle of a hurricane eye once when I was a teenager. While that was a really cool experience, the dead silence in the middle of a storm. I would still much prefer being away from hurricanes.

Anyway, my prayers go out to those who lived and have love ones that were in the path of Hurricane Katrina. I am truely thankful that I am no longer close to the coastline.

Thankful Hurricane Katrina Did NOT Hit at full Strength

As bad as Hurricane Katrina was it could have been worse. It could have been a strong Category 5 instead of a strong Category 4 Hurricane. I hate to think of it being worse, but it could have been. I remember when Category 5 Andrew swept south of where I was living in South Florida. It's winds were so strong it just flattened everything. I am glad Katrina didn't have Andrew's winds (or stronger) when it hit. It was really bad, but I am thankful it wasn't worse, and pray for the well being of all those who are on the coasts of Louisana, Missipi, Alabama and FL.

We should all lend a helping hand to those in need.