Thursday, April 28, 2011

Purring for Those In the Southern USA

We are asking for everyone in the Cat Blogosphere to join us in purrs and prayers for those who have been effected by the tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Virginia yesterday. Our hearts are going out to them. One of mom's co-workers has a daughter who is a freshman at the UA in Tuscaloosa. She is fine and said the university itself was not hit. However, the destruction around the area is unimaginable. Her dad told us that she said it looked like someone had dropped a bomb on the city. Her dad grew up in Oklahoma, so he is no stranger to tornadoes himself.

Our mom experienced the April 4, 1974 tornado that hit Louisville, KY. Although she and her family weren't directly effected, she remembers the devastation it caused as it tore through parts of town not far from her house.

The University of Louisville, where our mom works, is going to hold a non-perishable food and clothing drive to help the survivors who have lost everything they owned. We think the thought it good, but wonder if a monetary donation to the Red Cross would be better.

7 comments:

  1. We think any help they can get is good right now. We is purrin' for everyone....we can't imagine how scary that would be!!

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  2. we are in GA and we had some of the bad storms but we are all ok. we are so thankful! we are joining you in praying for all the people affected.

    it was nice to meet you. thanks for visiting my bolg.
    -wilfred

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  3. Neither my human nor I can fathom how terrifying a tornado must be! (Earthquakes, on the other hand, we totally fathom, and they are pretty scary too!) I am sending purrs to all those affected.

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  4. We are purring for all those affected by these terrible storms. Mom saw pictures and said it was just horrible how everything was destroyed!!

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  5. Sending big purrs to all of those affected!! It's so scary and sad :(

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  6. I thank you so much for your prayers. We were all so blessed. We have such a loving blogging family and I'm grateful. They warned us about going out if we had no reason and Huntsville has a curfew. This is a good thing coz looters take advantage sometimes. I'm glad you all are OK.

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  7. A donation to the RC can help but those folks need help the RC can't or won't provide. So we think the drive would be helpful.

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