WHY I AM VOTING FOR Ike Relief

By: StormJunkie , 8:35 PM GMT on August 03, 2008

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Because at some point the little guys and gals are going to have to take over and start making smart, real time, fiscally responsible decisions. Not only in relief efforts, but in all other aspects of our economy and government as well.

WUBA Hurricane Ike Relief Effort

Ike Relief Update 10-6-08

Afternoon all, the push to continue to keep supplies rolling to the Gulf Coast continues. This morning we shipped out three sets of packages with medical supplies and some cleaning supplies. The first set of two boxes went to the Bridge City Fire Department. It contained burn kits, bandages, first aid kits, Neosoprin, an air splint and more. The second set of boxes went to Eagle Heights Fellowship in Baytown. This is a shelter being run by a local pastor and seems to be one of the few shelters in this area that will remain open for the next four to six weeks. The supplies in these three boxes included CPR kits, first aid kits, disinfectant wipes, gloves, and more. The third set of three boxes were shipped to EmmyRose which she will personally deliver to the San Leon/Baycliff area. They included many of the same items listed above. We have estimated the value of these seven boxes to be between $4000 and $5000 which we shipped for just under $350.

We are also continuing to work with several corporations in order to procure donated goods which have been specifically requested by Chambers, Harris, and Orange Counties. Will continue to update on those efforts after we have solid commitments from each. Over 5,000 square feet of warehouse space has also been donated to us in Atlanta; which will serve as a centrally located distribution point. This will allow us to have corporate donated goods sent to a central location from which they can then be kitted and transported to various distribution points and shelters. A trucker and truck which will pick up and deliver goods for the cost of fuel. With all of this going on we are also entering the next phase of or our push to make Portlight a sustainable entity that will be able to facilitate the needs of the under served, unserved, and forgotten people for years to come. In order to help support this mindset we are beginning a monthly donor program. There will be more on this in the next few days as well as progress on getting supplies in hands; please consider what you may be able to give on a monthly basis. Thanks!

More supplies on the way...


9-27-08 Update
We have now sent four trucks to several areas in Texas including Bridge City, Winnie, and Anahauc. The supplies that have already been delivered include food, drinks, and many other necessities. We have also delivered supplies to the disabilities community in Houston and League City. Thanks to presslord, Rainman32, Nlimbo, Pat, and Icepilot for following through on the deliveries of supplies. Also a big thanks to FLDART1 and Will for providing myself and presslord's wife with an essential escort that allowed us to gain access to normally un-accessible areas as well as putting us in contact with the correct people in the correct communities. Thanks to Emmy and code for the accommodations and food which also helped us conserve travel expenses.

Now a little about my personal experience from being in the area. Many of you may have seen the picture I posted of the Bridge City FD crew looking at my laptop and using my air card. If you have not seen it I suggest you view it and read the caption. Needless to say, this was one of the more emotional experiences of the journey for me. Some of the other things that really spoke to me were the folks in Bridge City talk about how they felt "forgotten" compared to the Houston/Galveston area. Chambers County now has a central distribution center that is delivering supplies to the local distribution centers in Anahuac, Winnie, Oak Island, and soon High Island. Along with working with the Bridge City distribution center we will also be working to get supplies to the centralized distribution center in Chambers County.

Portlight is currently working on meeting some of the needs that were gained through all of our efforts; but we are also working to make sure we get these supplies to the area in the most efficient area. That said, driving truck halfway across the country is not the most effective means to do this. By working with freight lines and utilizing delivery options from the likes of Lowes, Walmart, and other companies we intend to find the most efficient way to meet the needs of the impacted areas. Ensuring that we operate efficiently is critical to making a dollar go as far as it can. At this point we have raised just over $25,000 and we have spent just over $13,000 getting the first four trucks in to the area. These four trucks have delivered between $150,000 and $200,000 worth of supplies. The intent is to continue to pursue and implement this kind of cost effectiveness in all of our efforts.

We are currently working to get more supplies tot he area and will continue to do this as long as the funding is there. We also hope to pursue a toy drive for the kids at Christmas time, but we will update more on this later as we are concentrating on the immediate needs right now.

Thank you all for the support, and more importantly then any one of us, the folks of Texas send their heart felt thanks. Please continue to contribute as you can and also know that we are working on a monthly donor plan in order to continue to provide relief and support to the "forgotten people".



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As most of you know, several WU members are currently working to assist the folks that have been impacted by Hurricane Ike. The goal of this project are to provide assistance and supplies to the folks that are off the beaten path that often do not get the same relief as the mainstream areas. There are many ways to donate and help the folks in Tx and La, and however you feel is appropriate; please help out. If not through this effort, then through many of the others.

Presslord has been kind enough to use a charity that he has run for over 10 years as the face of this effort. The name of the organization is Portlight Strategies, Inc. You can currently donate by check and PayPal. If you send checks, the faster they can get to Portlight the better as we plan to be on the road by the end of the week. All checks should be made payable to:

Portlight Strategies, Inc.
2043 Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
MEMO: Hurricane Ike Relief

Or donate through PayPal.



Portlight has sole access and responsibility for all funds.


Portlight Stratagies will be in charge of all funds, and make sure that the supplies and monies get in the hands of those that need it most. They are also working with several entities in South Carolina to raise additional funds.

Here is more on this organization

Portlight Strategies, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit tax exempt organization founded in 1997 for the purpose of providing medical equipment and other services primarily to people with disabilities. This was also the host organization for the Spirit of ADA Torch relay which visited 24 cities in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. All funds will be transparently accounted for in a separate dedicated account and posted on Pat's blog and are a matter of public record through the organizations IRS Form 990 which can be reviewed at Charity Navigator or the IRS. For the last 6 years over 90% of all donated funds to this group have gone to direct program services. This can be verified at the South Carolina Secretary of State website: www.scsos.com...click Public Charities and then charity search....enter Portlight

This arrangement serves several purposes:

-all contributions will be tax deductible as allowed by federal law
-all accounting is public record
-No one will have a personal tax liability on the funds
-checks and balances on accountability for all monies received...
-affiliation with a national nonprofit with a proven track record of credibility

Thanks, and please remember it does not matter how you choose to help as long as you help in some fashion.

Truck 1 with medical equipment for the disabilities community and specifically Emmy!



Truck 2 has been delivered to Bridge City and Winnie; truck three plans under way now! Can't really figure out why anyone would want to see PRESS IN A DRESS; but if it gets the third truck to these areas on time, then I don't care why!!!

Pics from truck 2

The ladies of the Charleston Disabilities Resource Center and the best of the best of the Live 5 News Crew! Thanks to both for their assistance!

presslord! What an outstanding gen....ummm...man!


These picture don't even really do justice to what all is on the truck, as well as the things you can; see we have...

Over a hundred bottles of Bug spray
Hand Sanitizer
Baby powder
Palmer's Butter Bottom
LED Flash Lights
Dog & Cat Food
PowerAide
and I am sure there is some other stuff I have forgotten

www.portlight.org

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Winnie-Stowell Distribution Center (StormJunkie)
This distribution center was just set up in the past two days in Winnie. This is where the majority of the supplies went and the community will be able to access them from there.
Winnie-Stowell Distribution Center
Winnie-Stowell Volunteer Fire Station (StormJunkie)
A Florida fireman sits behind supplies that Portlight Strategies delivered to the Winnie-Stowell fire station
Winnie-Stowell Volunteer Fire Station
Winne/Road to Bolivar (StormJunkie)
They look a little hungry. We did see a few rolls of hay up the road, so hopefully food is on the way. Notice all the leaning trees in the background on the left.
Winne/Road to Bolivar
Could not do it... (StormJunkie)
After dropping some supplies at the Bridge City Fire Department, we chatted with the fireman for a little while. One brought up Bolivar. I asked if they really wanted to see the pictures. I sat, and brought up "The short but eventful life of Ike" pictures. As I started to show them the pictures I realized that I could not do it. Showing the pictures, for the first time, to the men and women who have years of family vacation memories was just too much and it was not my place. They are going to have to deal with this as a community for a long time to come. It takes a lot to make me cry.
Could not do it...
Where Bolivar Went (StormJunkie)
The pictures that follow are what can only be debris from Bolivar. There is nothing else in this area that warrants the amount of debris in the next pictures.
Where Bolivar Went
Where Bolivar Went... (StormJunkie)
The pictures speak for themselves...This is where the homes and other items that were on Bolivar Peninsula ended up after Hurricane Ike's massive surge.
Where Bolivar Went...
Where Bolivar Went... (StormJunkie)
The pictures speak for themselves...This is where the homes and other items that were on Bolivar Peninsula ended up after Hurricane Ike's massive surge.
Where Bolivar Went...
Where Bolivar Went... (StormJunkie)
The pictures speak for themselves...This is where the homes and other items that were on Bolivar Peninsula ended up after Hurricane Ike's massive surge.
Where Bolivar Went...
Bridge City in shambles from the Surge (StormJunkie)
The town of Bridge City was inundated with a massive storm surge even though it was far displaced from Ike's landfall point. This speaks to just how massive Ike was. The people of Bridge City, Winnie, and other small towns in Ike's path will need help for a long time to come. www.portlight.org
Bridge City in shambles from the Surge
Bridge City in shambles from the Surge (StormJunkie)
The town of Bridge City was inundated with a massive storm surge even though it was far displaced from Ike's landfall point. This speaks to just how massive Ike was. The people of Bridge City, Winnie, and other small towns in Ike's path will need help for a long time to come. www.portlight.org
Bridge City in shambles from the Surge
Bridge City in shambles from the Surge (StormJunkie)
The town of Bridge City was inundated with a massive storm surge even though it was far displaced from Ike's landfall point. This speaks to just how massive Ike was. The people of Bridge City, Winnie, and other small towns in Ike's path will need help for a long time to come. www.portlight.org
Bridge City in shambles from the Surge
www.campmor.com Donated Goods (StormJunkie)
More free donated goods acquired by Portlight.org in cooperation with www.campmor.com and their vendors for the victims of Hurricane Ike. Boxes seen are filled with these and similar supplies.
www.campmor.com Donated Goods

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267. ShenValleyFlyFish
10:45 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
Damn! Yall make me proud!
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266. reeldrlaura
9:38 AM EST on September 21, 2008
{{SJ}}} I'm sure code has done a fine job of prepping you for the next leg of your journey. GIT 'ER DONE, darlin'!
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265. Proserpina
2:34 PM GMT on September 21, 2008
Right on RON!
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264. Rainman32
10:31 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
Damn it really disappoints me to see that crap this morning.. people take your pettiness elswhere, here is the bottom line:

WE pulled together and have done a wonderful good in record time. The supplies are here and no matter how screwed up they got the story (which as I said before was plenty!!) The story got the word out and the folks who need the assistance now knows how to get it.. our good is going to the folks it was intened to, THAT is what matters.

Peace and Love Y'All! RON
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263. EmmyRose
10:13 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
whoops! posted under wrong handle - Rain
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262. Gatorxgrrrl
1:56 PM GMT on September 21, 2008
Safe journey today SJ, hope you were able to drive after all that food you ate...lol
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261. EmmyRose
8:54 AM CDT on September 21, 2008
Quoting presslord:
I understand....as the result of numerous phone calls and e-mails....that some of you are upset about the Houston TV piece which covered the arrival of the "special needs" equipment....

Let me be clear on two points:

1.) They messed it up pretty badly...gave credit to the wrong folks....but that is out of our control...this is a grassroots effort with no mechanism for media message management...so...this is what happens....and it's OK...,.what matters is what we're doing...

2.) ANYBODY who tries to pick a fight over this....either with the TV station or with other bloggers....will be out on that limb all by themselves....with ZERO support from me...this is not about who gets the credit....
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thanks press - knew there would be some
misunderstanding - we both know the press
and how they angle stories -
the point is we all know who did what
and the love coming to you all.
ron (rob) and roger also heard me
say what I said -

the bottom line - you all rock.

LOL I'd like to see them pick a fight
with the stations here with all what is
going on ...LOL



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260. presslord
9:42 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
I understand....as the result of numerous phone calls and e-mails....that some of you are upset about the Houston TV piece which covered the arrival of the "special needs" equipment....

Let me be clear on two points:

1.) They messed it up pretty badly...gave credit to the wrong folks....but that is out of our control...this is a grassroots effort with no mechanism for media message management...so...this is what happens....and it's OK...,.what matters is what we're doing...

2.) ANYBODY who tries to pick a fight over this....either with the TV station or with other bloggers....will be out on that limb all by themselves....with ZERO support from me...this is not about who gets the credit....
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259. sngalla
9:41 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
Safe travels, SJ! You all are in our thoughts and hearts!
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258. palmettobug53
1:30 PM GMT on September 21, 2008
Thinking of you guys and I'm so proud, I could just bust! I'm really looking forward to seeing more pictures of everything you're doing. I know ya'll will be busy and won't have time for much camera work but do get some to document this.

Just be safe: on the road and when you get there.
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257. presslord
9:27 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
I just saw the Houston TV coverage...frankly they got some of the facts pretty screwed up...but that is beyond our control....the images and results are what matter....we need to keep our eyes on the doughnut....not the hole....
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256. EmmyRose
8:17 AM CDT on September 21, 2008
Good morning friends
feeding the wuba troops
then sending them back to you all
am waiting for second round.

my neighbor is going to bake
also

this is soooooooooooooo awesomely amazing
Vort thanks for posting the update
on special needs name etc......

we all rock............

Aqua this rum/maple coffee is doing me real
good LOL


I am going to get a job at Publix.
just to be around that coffee LOL

♥♥♥
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255. Proserpina
1:14 PM GMT on September 21, 2008
aqua, did you say 'craving'?
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254. aquak9
9:10 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
shrimps???

oh man....great now I'm craving shrimps...

(yes I know the plural of "shrimp" is "shrimp" but it way more fun to call'm SHRIMPS!)
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253. Raysfan70
8:22 AM EDT on September 21, 2008
Good Morning {{SJ}}!

Did you eat all the shrimp???
Hope you saved some for the others.

Oh wait I'm talking to you. LMAO
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251. beell
4:59 AM GMT on September 21, 2008
Awesome story as it unfolds! Very specific needs being met.
Will send some green love soon!
Ya'll be careful.
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250. code1
11:50 PM CDT on September 20, 2008
LMAO I am here ya'll know. No, there is not if I am ticked Foxx! TTYT BTW, I wish you had stopped by as well. presslord's wife is a jewel!
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249. Beachfoxx
11:40 PM CDT on September 20, 2008
SJ...

So good to talk to you! Wish I had stopped by Code's this afternoon! You guys are doing such an awesome job!!! Its amazing what a small group of people can do, when you don't have to get everything approved by the "suits & ties".

When you see Em, give her a big hug from BFoxx!!!

BTW, there is not enough Duct Tape in the world..............
ROFLMAO

Tell PressLord & wife that they are incredible!

Safe travels!
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248. StormJunkie
4:33 AM GMT on September 21, 2008
Emmy, I'll duct tape her hands and feet then throw her in the truck....Got to make sure I'll have enough tape for her mouth too, after the hands and feet thing I am sure she would have too much to say!
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247. code1
11:19 PM CDT on September 20, 2008
Great effort, friends, food and fun here tonight! SJ is on phone with Foxx fundraising for the effort. hahaha
Em, I would jump in that truck in a heartbeat, but have to leave town tomorrow for a couple days with daughter.

Have a great night all!
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246. EmmyRose
11:58 PM EDT on September 20, 2008
SJ and all -
again thank you from my heart.
you can't imagine what you are doing
for our community
and trust me - it will be returned
to all of you tenfold - hopefully
not in this situation but with
good karma points.

if there is a negative its
that the media didn't get the story
straight
As you can see straight off with
RON's NAME...
Rob and Roger stood by me as I
said 10 times that the hero of
this story is PAUL TIMMONS
our presslord - and also
the shout out we all gave
to the wu-republic - thats you all....

what pissed me off even more
was the anchor woman called me
and went over all the facts
again before air time saying
what a wonderful story this was

It is and was.

SJ - I cant wait to see you
and the entourage you will bring
to the deck - can you sneak
code in that truck????

see y'all real soon
safe travels.





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244. Rainman32
11:34 PM EDT on September 20, 2008







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243. Rainman32
11:20 PM EDT on September 20, 2008








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242. AllyBama
2:58 AM GMT on September 21, 2008
{{SJ}}..looks like Code fixed ya'll a great meal..lucky for ya'll she knows how to cook - huh?..lol..
take care as you set off in the a.m. on another leg of your journey..BTW I will wave at you as you travel I-10 thru Mobile..
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241. tropics21
2:36 AM GMT on September 21, 2008
God Bless You Guys Drive safe and godspeed thanks again
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240. OceanMoan
10:26 PM EDT on September 20, 2008
Happy to hear that the trip is going well so far. Stay safe.
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238. aquak9
10:13 PM EDT on September 20, 2008
I've lived to tell about Code's hospitality! roley-poley like a big fat pig after that!

ENJOY!!!
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237. billy305
10:14 PM EDT on September 20, 2008
did everyone move here?
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236. conchygirl
10:13 PM EDT on September 20, 2008
Quoting StormJunkie:
Good evening all, and I really just can not describe how much all of the support and assistance means to us. More importantly, how much it will mean to the communities impacted by Ike. Many of us have been there, done that; and we all know how much the support of anyone bringing supplies and hands means. Lot of work to clean up mother natures wrath. We may not be able to stop her, but we can sure as hell show her she can not keep us down!

I am hoping that we will actually get on the road tomorrow. That is if code can roll me in to the truck. She has been so kind as to cook enough for a army. FLDART1 will be here in the morning and we will have food for them, and likely enough to carry on to the Bridge City Fire department. I am so honored to be working with the DART unit. Amazing guys. Hopefully we can keep this project rolling and next time we will be prepared to pre stage with these guys. I really just can not say enough about them!!! Co-oping and making real time decisions to get shit done (excuse my language) is what we need to provide the relief needed.

Going to stuff my face now (see SJ avatar)!

Rain and nlimbo, AWESOME job!!!

May check in before I crash.

Florida Disaster Team

Portlight Strategies

Please keep the support, cheer leading, and funds coming! WE (all of us) can make a difference.
You folks are awesome.....wish I could have done more than contribute money........THANKS for all you do!
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235. auburn (Mod)
9:07 PM CDT on September 20, 2008
Very cool!!!
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234. StormJunkie
1:49 AM GMT on September 21, 2008
Good evening all, and I really just can not describe how much all of the support and assistance means to us. More importantly, how much it will mean to the communities impacted by Ike. Many of us have been there, done that; and we all know how much the support of anyone bringing supplies and hands means. Lot of work to clean up mother natures wrath. We may not be able to stop her, but we can sure as hell show her she can not keep us down!

I am hoping that we will actually get on the road tomorrow. That is if code can roll me in to the truck. She has been so kind as to cook enough for a army. FLDART1 will be here in the morning and we will have food for them, and likely enough to carry on to the Bridge City Fire department. I am so honored to be working with the DART unit. Amazing guys. Hopefully we can keep this project rolling and next time we will be prepared to pre stage with these guys. I really just can not say enough about them!!! Co-oping and making real time decisions to get shit done (excuse my language) is what we need to provide the relief needed.

Going to stuff my face now (see SJ avatar)!

Rain and nlimbo, AWESOME job!!!

May check in before I crash.

Florida Disaster Team

Portlight Strategies

Please keep the support, cheer leading, and funds coming! WE (all of us) can make a difference.
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233. nlimbo
8:36 PM CDT on September 20, 2008
Greeting to all glad to be here I enjoyed the long ride from Jacksonville (Via) Alanta to Houston . leaned more from rainman about this site Ya'll sound like good poeple.. I enjoyed comeing down here and helping the diable folks also i got to see the priate. Enjoyiung my stay here. veiwed some damage from the road and from th boat just needed a helicoptor for the air (LOL) again I'm glad rain man ask me to so about getting a trk and enjoy him as the co=pilot.. later all and many THANKS for what you DO!!!!!
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232. jerseygrl
10:35 PM GMT on September 20, 2008
Quoting Patrap:


"We copy Houston..

portlight wu Relief 1 has arrived."


We started this effort in earnest Sunday.
And here we are Saturday with Relief on site where requested.

It's a wunderful thing from wunderful people that is making this happen.

Thank you also to the fast work by many folks not visible here,and those who gave from around the Globe...,and continue to do so.

Many more Trucks and efforts are in works and en route.

I Wholeheartedly thank you all.

We are making a difference.

And will continue to do so.

portlight.org Link


you guys are the BEST!! I'm so honored to be a part of this effort!
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231. FLDART1
6:01 PM GMT on September 20, 2008
I am truly honored to get the chance to co-0p with this mission. My crew and I look forward to assisting you in any way possible as we attempt to make this happen. We will meet you in the morning and then rock on... Should be fun, we have lights and sirens...lol
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230. FLDART1
5:53 PM GMT on September 20, 2008
John We shall see you guys in The AM...
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229. Patrap
12:20 PM CDT on September 20, 2008


"We copy Houston..

portlight wu Relief 1 has arrived."


We started this effort in earnest Sunday.
And here we are Saturday with Relief on site where requested.

It's a wunderful thing from wunderful people that is making this happen.

Thank you also to the fast work by many folks not visible here,and those who gave from around the Globe...,and continue to do so.

Many more Trucks and efforts are in works and en route.

I Wholeheartedly thank you all.

We are making a difference.

And will continue to do so.

portlight.org Link
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228. stormdude77
12:33 PM AST on September 20, 2008
Great pics, SJ...y'all continue the great work your doing!!!
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227. surfmom
11:13 AM EST on September 20, 2008
SHINE ON SHINE ON -- Thanks BIG for the pictures -- this has been and continues to be such an amazing process......WOW!!! WU Community - I mean it's so just so amazing -- You guys are better then a book or a movie -- this is just so motivating -- I have found re-newed faith about a lot of things -- margaret mead was right.... a few people can make a difference,,,,looking forward to more pictures
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226. code1
11:20 AM CDT on September 20, 2008
WU trucks rolling right along. Em called and said the Jax guys, Rainman and nlimbo are just about 30 minutes or so out, and that Channel 2 news is there waiting on them.
SJ called right after her, and said they are 110 miles north of I-10.
FLDART1 and crew headed out this eve after a long day at the fire department as well.

ROLL ON WU TRAIN!!
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225. Gatorxgrrrl
1:35 PM GMT on September 20, 2008
Good luck, happy trails, be safe, don't forget to use your signal when changing lanes, don't speed thru GA., ummmm and have fun on the road! No reading while driving..lol

You guys are awesome and Rainman and nlimbo too!!
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224. seflagamma
9:20 AM EDT on September 20, 2008
Rainman, that is wonderful! I had no idea you all had made it so far yesterday!!!!
Nice to meet you nlimbo!!!
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223. Proserpina
1:18 PM GMT on September 20, 2008
Finally rainman and limbo are 'outed', Yes, that post was a total giveaway, thanks limbo!
Looking forward to the pics of Emmy's big grin and the two drivers next to her.
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222. code1
8:14 AM CDT on September 20, 2008
LOL Rain. Roger ROCS. What a lovable big teddybear!
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221. Rainman32
8:56 AM EDT on September 20, 2008
Hahah nlimbo 'outed' me by posting under my handle while I was in the shower this morning.. that will teach me to leave my laptop unlocked!

everyone please give a warm welcome and a big cheer for nlimbo, he is fairly new here on WU. he is the logistics captain for the NEFL (Jacksonville) Red Cross and was key in procuring the transportation, he is also one heck of a truck driver. we are currently on the last leg from Layfayete, LA to Houston, will be there in a couple hours.

Many pics to follow this evening so you ALL can see your good works in action.

a HUGE thanks to everyone!

Peace and Love Y'All!
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220. seflagamma
8:51 AM EDT on September 20, 2008
Thank you for the pictures!
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219. seflagamma
8:42 AM EDT on September 20, 2008
This is so wonderful!!! What a great community we have and so happy to be part of it.. and yes, isn't it amazing what can be done without government red tape!

I am so proud of you all for doing this the ones in front and the ones the helped behind the sceen.

Tell Code I said HI and I know Emmy is waiting for you!!!!
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217. Patrap
7:44 AM CDT on September 20, 2008
ALL You Need Is Love..

...and some great Folks who care and give when it counts.

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