I am normally fired with impotent rage because of the plight of ordinary
people around the globe who are rendered destitute, hungry and
Impotent, for this is usually the result of wars or civil wars where
aid agencies are hard-pressed to get to the people who need help.
I do not have any qualification that would ever help these people,
assuming that I could get to them, but rather they have need of
medicos, paramedics and trained search teams in terms of personell.
The present destruction around the rim of the Indian Ocean is the result
of natural causes, and is thus apolitical. All the countries involved
will welcome any aid agency that can help in whatever way they can.
This is my, and your opportunity to give some money to aid charities
who are going to need it big-time if they are going to be able to
provide the help that is needed. These are the people who have trained
individuals on-tap who are competent to help.
So far our own government has given less than half a spoonfull, and it
is up to us to provide the relevant charities with the cash that they
I would suggest that we all give a minimun of a fiver to Medecins sans
Frontieres or the Red Cross, or any other charitable organisation that
is going to be involved.
This disaster is almost unprecedented in the number of different
countries who have suffered, and this is the time of year when we are
meant to be thinking of others.
Come on - how will giving a fiver hurt you, apart from the effort of
giving it ? Give more than a fiver if you can afford it.
I don't know about you lot, but I have more food in my freezers than I
could eat in six months, my house is a comfortable 19 degrees C., I
have three cars in the driveway, and live a privilaged existance, by
I expect to see a load of posts underneath this one, stating that you
have indivdually sent at least a fiver to help the survivors of this
disaster. Just think how much you have spent over Christmas, and how a
fiver equates to that spending. (£5 = $10 roughly)
All the best,
Click to see the full signature.