Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina--Pictures, Thoughts and Rants on a Deadly Killer!

These are pictures I've taken out and about in Ocean Springs, MS. No pictures are "borrowed" from the web. I have sent some pics in to the local newspaper via e-mail for publication, but all of these photos were TAKEN BY ME PERSONALLY, unless otherwise noted. I've lived in OS all of my life, and these are the first scenes I captured when I returned from Tallahassee, FL after Fleeing Hurricane Katrina. Come back often, as I have over 70 photos, that need to be uploaded!!!

Friday, September 09, 2005

How YOU can help!!

If anyone in your area is collecting supplies to send for down to the Gulf Coast via a convoy or church group here are some things you can collect to help out. We have received so much in the way of aid...but sadly, I'm sure we will need aid for many months to come.

I'm one of the lucky FEW....I have power, and internet because I have local phone service and my internet is through Bellsouth. But we have no TV, and the only news I am getting is via the local on-line newspaper at and the local Television Station at WLOX-TV13, which is an ABC affiliate.

My family did okay. My damage to my house will be covered by insurance because I had no flood damage. I am Blessed to still have a job, as is my husband and some money in the bank...Many (most notably the casino industry) have no jobs, AND no homes. Hancock and Harrison counties were hit VERY hard.

So what can you collect?? Here are things I've seen in "care packages" being handed out by different organizations:

Clothes--all sizes
Shoes--all sizes
Bottled water
Canned Goods
Disposable Razors
Cleaning Supplies
Femine Hygiene needs (Tampons, etc.)
Paper Plates
Paper Towels
Plastic Forks/Knives/Spoons
Sponges/Brillo Pads
Batteries--all sizes
Pet Food
Cat Litter

Again...thanks for anything you can or HAVE already done to help with this disaster!


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