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#116134 - 08/31/05 02:59 PM NAR's Gulf Cost relief fund & efforts
Jim Lee Offline
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#116135 - 09/10/05 10:58 PM Re: NAR's Gulf Cost relief fund & efforts
stevertr Offline
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Registered: 08/19/05
Posts: 59
Loc: Shrewsbury, MA
Quote:
Originally posted by James Lee:


[b]TODAY, right now, is a good time to send NAR or the Red Cross your $25.00 donations.
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I did my part!


I just spent the last 4 days, working on virtually no sleep, arranging for the donation of over 20,000 pounds of relief supplies and thousands of dollars. I've obtained 2 moving vans as donations, and they are shipping out monday with nearly 40 pallets of clothes, baby formula, diapers, and supplies.

The photo below is of ONE THIRD of what we collected. We had to split it among three driveways to palletize the loads.

So in short... we can change thwe world...we just have to take action.

As Lincoln said "Those who swear that something cannot be done are always amazed by people actually doing it."

Regards

Steve


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#116136 - 09/11/05 11:30 PM Re: NAR's Gulf Cost relief fund & efforts
realestatex2 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/04
Posts: 31
Loc: Troy, MI USA
Jim Lee & Stevetr

God bless and God speed...

I am trying to do the best I can also. Got my local Rotary Club to donate supplies to rescue workers as well as a neighboring Club, and asked our Association to pass on donations as well. Tomorrow I go before my Club to see if we can designate funds from out next fundraiser to relief funds as well...

My hope is that everyone reading this can do just a little part as well. Every little part does add up!

Do unto others...

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#116137 - 12/27/05 09:22 AM Re: NAR's Gulf Cost relief fund & efforts
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Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Austin, Tx
Way to go STEVE!!

I have been finding homes for many of these people, its so Sad for all of them. Everyone is so lost, all they ask for is peace and a place to call home again. So many stories, I laugh with them and cry with them. So many feel blessed they are still here. I brought a gift basket to a man for his pets, he cried..but they were his only family he had left.

Touch a life and your touched forever!
What great rewards..its not just about the money we give, give of your time and it comes back 10 fold..
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#116138 - 12/27/05 02:21 PM Re: NAR's Gulf Cost relief fund & efforts
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Registered: 03/10/05
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Loc: Texas Gulf Coast
Welcome to the Board, Linda. How wonderful that these people are being helped by someone so caring.

Where are most of these people from? Being so close to Louisiana, I worry that the southern part of Louisiana will lose it's identify--so much wonderful culture down there just washed away. We still have people here in Houston living in hotels. It's just "wait and see" as to what they are going to want to do.

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#116139 - 05/07/06 01:51 AM Restaurants open for business in New Orleans & other good info on this web site
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Loc: Texas Gulf Coast
http://www.nomenu.com/RestaurantsOpen.html

"The New Orleans Menu Restaurant Index" is a great web site. Apparently the site is maintained by Tom Fitzmorris, who has a food show, food club, cookbook, restaurant reports, top 10 list, and more. I did not have a chance to explore it too much, but what a lot of great info it has. I believe he uses subscriptions (you choose the amount of the donation) to keep it going. He has lists of opened restaurants by name or neighborhood, plus tons of good stuff. People can check to see if their favorite has been rebuilt, cleaned up, opened back up. What a valuable service this must be for people in New Orleans, especially the visitors.

Don't forget to print this list out and take it with you to the NAR conference. You can find some great places if you go out on your own.

I'm not trying to turn this forum into a vacation forum, but since the conference is coming up, I thought this might be good info.

Darlene

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#116140 - 10/12/05 10:15 AM www.sunherald.com excellent source!
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 292
Loc: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Rebuilding issues--

If you visit, be sure and read/write Letters to the editor as well as "sound off". Also, recent-past issues have had some great articles regarding experiences of real estate agencies post Katrina.
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#116141 - 10/17/05 02:44 PM Re: www.sunherald.com excellent source!
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Loc: Mississippi Gulf Coast
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#116142 - 10/17/05 03:59 PM Re: www.sunherald.com excellent source!
Darlene Bitner Offline
Darlene B
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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 1208
Loc: Texas Gulf Coast
We have a similar issue going on here north of Houston regarding a new freeway, called the Grand Parkway. Very strong emotions on both sides. When I read "move railroad further north", I guess the impact of that statement just did not occur to me. I was just thinking--less damage when a hurricane comes, so less interruption in goods being transported. Seemed like a good idea, huh?

It's sad to see an area change, whether by hurricane damage, railroad tracks, or anything else. In ten years, my town has gone from being a quiet small city to boom box city. Now I have to move out of the town I grew up in just to get some peace & quiet. It's that bad. Believe me, no one wants to see your home town change. I'm sure real estate agents would starve if everything stayed the same, though. By the way, MS Gulf Coast, have you looked at the 5-day forecast for TD #24. Tell me it isn't so. Truly, you have been through enough. It's October 17, for goodness sakes. What is going on with our weather. confused

On a lighter note, a hugh medical complex bought my grandmother's neighborhood years ago. In her 80's, she stubbornly refused to sell. Finally, they found her an old, but nice little house with a front and a back porch very similar to hers, and agreed to dig up and transplant every single plant and flower for her. She agreed, and was happy in her new home for some years after that. It wasn't about the money--it was about hating change.

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#116143 - 10/17/05 04:47 PM Re: www.sunherald.com excellent source!
Ms Gulf Coast Offline
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 292
Loc: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Darlene--I don't know what forecast you are speaking of. Do you want to share with me?

Also, great story about your Grandma and the changes your home town has gone through.
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#116144 - 10/17/05 04:54 PM Re: www.sunherald.com excellent source!
Darlene Bitner Offline
Darlene B
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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 1208
Loc: Texas Gulf Coast
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

If this takes you to site with small graphic boxes, click on top right box for 5-day projection. If it does not, can I send better link to your email address? I'll check back in 5 min.

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#116145 - 09/05/05 03:28 AM Is Katrina Affecting You on the job?
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Registered: 09/26/04
Posts: 245
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm finding it really hard to think about work right now.

My eyes are glued to the TV and the internet and I'm focused way too much on this tragedy unfolding in the Gulf.

I'm just not in the mood to kick butt, put on the happy Realtor face, and shake the money tree.


I remember once having a 'motivational trainer' say - "Don't read the newspaper or watch TV News because all news is bad news and it will keep you from being positive and making a difference."

I managed to detach myself from the Tsunami tragedy of last December and never let myself once watch a TV image


...but this is too close to home
...this is in my country
...this tragedy has been too botched up by whomever will end up getting blamed
...it's too depressing to contemplate, yet too amazingly real to ignore.

Anyone else with a comment?

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#116146 - 09/05/05 04:35 AM Re: Is Katrina Affecting You on the job?
rwilson99 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/05
Posts: 479
Loc: Tampa, Florida
Find a good volunteer opportunity.

I spent 4 hours yesterday loading a tractor trailer with water and soda heading out to the gulf. It was an uplifting experience.
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#116147 - 09/05/05 04:40 AM Re: Is Katrina Affecting You on the job?
DCRealist Offline
Member

Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 21
Loc: Wash/DC Metro Area
I'm wondering if Louisiana is completly rebuilt (In many years to come) will the low income people that lived there all their life be able to afford the property @ that current value?? Also, whats going to happen to land that was already owned by people? Will this land escheat to the gov't for rehabilitation & then be re-sold?

So to answer your question of is it bothering anyone else, YES its bothering me, & its going to bother me for a while! Im not trying to sound pessimistic but I wouldnt be surprised if within the next 10-20 years, maybe sooner, aggression is showed by one group of people towards another group of people!!!!! Just my 2 cents.....

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#116148 - 09/05/05 12:59 PM Re: Is Katrina Affecting You on the job?
ky realtor Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 1879
Loc: kentucky
Yes, I am bothered. I don't watch a lot of Tv, am not a news junkie, but this thing has me obsessed with watching, and channel surfing the news channels for new information. And, like a lot of people, New Orleans is my favorite city to visit. All of this has put a lot of things into perspective for me. All the little things we take for granted every day suddenly have new meaning. See www.firstpreston.com., as Hud has some idea of using their repossessed homes for the homeless. We will see how this turns out, since I can't imagine them giving up their bureaucratic ways for anything, I hope they can help. I don't want to hear any more excuses from George w., FEMA, Homeland Security, Red Cross, or any of them. They failed. Plain and simple. I hope after this is over that a lot of heads roll. If CNN and the other news media got in, food and water could have gotten in. Thank you for letting me vent, cause nobody else I know wants to hear it.
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