Thursday, February 07, 2008

Update On Tornado Relief

Monkeyfister is reporting that over 100 blogs responded to his call for help.He thinks that some serious cash was raised and I certainly hope he is correct.
57 Americans, so far, lost their lives on Super Tuesday.
I'm thinking Tuesday wasn't so super for hundreds, if not thousands of families.
I did catch one small bit of miraculous news, an infant was found alive after being blown 250 feet away from it's house into a field.
Unfortunately, the Mother did not survive.

Please keep these people in your prayers, and if you are able, donations that are spent in the local communities hit can be made here,

United Way of the Mid-South phone in a donation at (901) 433-4300.

They take DIRECT donations, so you can skip all the National-level waste and delay, AND they serve nearly every community in the effected radius.

People are people and need food , shelter and warmth to survive, I thank you for any help you send, even if it is simply keeping folks aware of what is happening.


  1. Anonymous8:42 PM



    Here's a rough update on the status of the Blog Swarm for Mid-South Tornado Relief...

    I'm shocked, awed, and overwhelmed tonight!

    At least a HUNDRED blogs from every aspect of the political spectrum have taken part in this swarm of goodness. I want to take a moment to thank Chuck Adkins, a blogger at the Town Hall Blog Community and other places for picking up my plea, and spreading it far and wide through the Conservative 'sphere. He's right-- this isn't about politics, but I had to start somewhere.

    It will be days before I get everyone thanked properly. But, I'm starting right now, and every day, I will post another set of Thank Yous, until either my fingers fall off and my eyes go blind, or I get to the end of the list. Let's hope for the latter.

    In the past 24-hours, we raised between $13,000 (minimum) to somewhere in the neighborhood of $92,000 for the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Mid-South Chapter of United Way.

    I thank each and every one of you who participated in this immense act of Kindness-- Bloggers and Donors alike. We made an enormous difference between HOPE and Despair today.

    Damn, I'm proud of you all. I've never been so impressed and touched like this in my life. If there is a Statistician in the house, I'd LOVE for you to put the calipers on my numbers.

    You can see how I derived this large range-spread at my place:


    I don't think that I am far off.

    PLEASE pass this around, as there is no way in hell that I can reach everyone who has participated in this action in any sensible way.

    All of my love, and two scoops of IOU to each and every one of you.

    Your Friend, Fan and Admirer,


  2. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Belay that last comment. I'm still tryin g to catch up with the thank yous.

    Thank you a hundred times over, buddy!


  3. I just wrote that it was up to us, and left it at that, Monkeyfister. Glad to see that the conservative blogs thought that "us" included them.

    In this case, I think it really does.