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Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Better Perspective...

Okay as much as I have loved the Royal Wedding
I'm a little creeped out about the LACK of attention given to the people of the Southern United States. 

A good friend of mine brought to my attention the mass devastation that has happened in Alabama and the surrounding states from tornados ripping through.  I have been watching the news as usual and I haven't seen anything on this huge disaster.

I literally had no idea and I frequent the American Yahoo newsfeed.
Today right now when you go to the American yahoo site (  3/4 of the first slideshow newsfeeds are of the Royal Wedding.
I kind of find that really sad.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of the South.
And I hope that America pulls together like they did recently for Japan.

Here's how YOU can help...

Donate to Tornado Relief Effort

American Red Cross: The Red Cross is providing relief to people across the hardest-hit states, providing shelter, and relief to survivors.
To make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, visit its online donation page.
You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services is responding to the deadly tornado activity throughout the South, mobilizing feeding units and providing support to the victims.
To donate to the Salvation Army's tornado disaster response, visit, click on their donation page and designate "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak."
You can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and donors can text "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, Ga., 30384-0339.

Feeding America: Feeding America helps food banks provide food to communities affected by the recent tornadoes. To make a donation to Feeding America, visit its online donation page.

 Governor's Emergency Relief Fund: The Fund, part of the Alabama Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, provides additional recovery assistance to Alabama residents who have exhausted all other coverage provided by relief organizations, government programs and insurance. To donate, visit the online donation page.

Please do what you can.

Photos from here


  1. Check out this incredible video. It's can't tear your eyes away heart wrenching.

  2. My sister moved a couple of months ago to Birmingham from Florida. She was in awe of it all. Her house/neighborhood got skipped over (thank goodness) but the city was just destroyed. She was worried the next day because one of her employees hadn't been able to reach her mother. They found out a few days later that she didn't make it. Really hit home just how awful this really was.

  3. @pinksundrops- seriously I cried...I cannot believe the devastation there!

    @Liz- that is crazy and thank goodness it skipped over her neighborhood and house. I cannot believe the fatalities. Thoughts and prayers for everyone in Alabama and other areas hit with the tornados.