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9/01/2005

FROM ROCKETOWN'S EL PRESIDENTE

JUST SENT OUT BY DON DONAHUE VIA E-MAIL. MORE ABOUT THIS EFFORT IN THE NEXT POST AS WELL.
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Hey Friends,

You will undoubtedly received dozens of opportunities to help the
disaster in Louisiana and Mississippi, so allow me to be one of the
first.

Our next door neighbors in our building, MAXX TECHNOLOGY, has had this
devastation hit close to home. They manage an artist on Integrity
named Jason Morant. Jason and his wife have lost their home in the
floods in New Orleans, but that's not the issue. The issue is Jason's
sister, who also lost her home, is trying to establish a refugee
housing center for 200 people in her church in Slidell. Literally
100's of people are arriving on foot with no food, water or shelter.
These forward thinking folks have ALREADY had a semi donated to them,
our goal here at 2035 Mallory Ln is to pack that truck to head out with
supplies to Slidell by noon FRIDAY.

The most obvious needs are:

Non Perishable Food (Cans)
Water
Blankets
Pillows
air mattresses
cots
toilet paper and other paper goods
baby food and baby wipes
teddy bears
batteries

Please donate something to put on this truck. Drop it off here at
Rocketown (2035 Mallory Ln in cool springs).

Obviously MAXX is fronting all of the cash for this so CASH is really
needed as well. In the 60 Minutes since they started this initiative
they've received $9,800 worth of donations PRAISE GOD. Maxx is really
scrambling to get this together but they have committed to each donor
to show an accurate accounting and receipts for this endeavor.

If you have further questions about this Slidell Truck. Please call
the MAXX office at 615-236-1000. Anyone there can help you.

God Bless you, and sorry to do this in group form, but I invite you to
include me on any needs you see come up as well. I figured you may be
looking for a place to plug in. This is a good one.

Don


Don Donahue
President
Rocketown Records

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jess :) said...

It's great how people pull together to meet the needs of people after a disaster. It's just a shame that we don't feel compelled to help meet the needs that surround us every day.

9/01/2005  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Who says "we" don't? I see a lot of that around here. It's just not newsworthy when a friend stops to listen or a next door neighbor baby-sits for free or a sack of groceries gets left on a struggling family's front steps. And maybe it shouldn't be news. It should be ordinary.

But I understand where you're coming from. It can seem like nothing benevolent takes place sometimes. There's always room for more mercy though. Maybe these disasters can serve to remind us of that and inspire us to extend our help well beyond tsunamis and hurricanes like you're suggesting. That's something good that could come from it all.

Thanks for the reminder, Jess.

SG

9/02/2005  

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