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.