On behalf of humankind, thanks: helps are pledged from many other countries for the needs the U.S. now has due to Hurricane Katrina damage and even more importantly, helps are now arriving to alleviate the suffering for the people remaining in New Orleans (among others elsewhere).
HOWARD PLEDGES $10M ASSISTANCE
Australian’s Prime Minister offers help and reaffirms “very, very close relationship with the United States.”
Good on ya’, mate.
AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, GERMANY OFFER RELIEF
“By Friday, offers had been received from Russia, Japan, Canada, France, Honduras, Germany, Venezuela, Jamaica, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, China, South Korea, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Guatemala, Paraguay, Belgium, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Italy, Guyana, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Lithuania, Spain, Dominica, Norway, Cuba and Bahamas.”
EUROPE TO SEND OIL AID TO U.S.
Spain, Germany, France (France is sending specialty hurricane emergency responder crews and equipment)
Immediate, home-shore generous helpers include:
TYSON FOODS (“truckloads of pre-cooked and shelf-stable meats”);
KRAFT FOODS (“beverages, snacks and cookies…truckloads of…flavored water, Planters Nuts…”);
THE CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY (soups, Pepperidge Farm products and more); and,
UNILEVER UNITED STATES (soaps, shampoos, laundry detergent, ready-to-drink nutritional shakes, snack bars, peanut butter, soup and more).
Suggestion here: consumers make a special effort to patronize these companies, to keep the circle going ’round.
I read that some people find the news coverage problematic about the Hurricane Katrina Apocalypse (understandable, is my point), but to my view, FOX News has done/is doing a remarkable job of covering the events of the past week. I’ve been pondering how the two FOX reporters (Shepard Smith and ….can picture his face but cannot recall his name, but both these FOX reporters have provided remarkable coverage) have survived and managed in their New Orleans’ based coverage, right in the heart of the worst of things. Truly remarkable work.
Another good read: FOX FAN First Person Blog