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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:27 PM

 

More than 70,000 rolls of toilet paper arrive for Detroit firefighters

Source: Detroit Free Press

A semi carrying 70,752 rolls of toilet paper pulled up to the supply warehouse for the Detroit Fire Department today.

The delivery of industrial-sized pallets of Charmin Ultra Strong to the warehouse on Erskine in Eastern Market came from P&G Brands of Green Bay, Wis., after the company heard that firefighters were buying the daily necessity with their own money, along with other paper products and cleaning supplies.

“Thank you for all of your help,” Detroit Fire Capt. Teresa Sanderfer, who’s been with the department for 16 years, said as she hugged a member of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, which coordinated the delivery. “This is unbelievable. It’s mixed feelings. (Firefighters) are really happy about the outpouring of support. We had just become accustomed to going into our own pockets. It is unbelievable, the outpouring of support.”


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/NEWS01/121206035/toilet-paper-Detroit-Fire-Department-firefighters?odyssey=nav%7Chead

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:31 PM

1. It's wonderful that someone would do this, but let's hope that it doesn't have to become a trend.

This shouldn't be necessary.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:15 PM

5. "shouldn't be" but IS necessary

I hope it DOES become a trend. A highly publicixed trend which hopefully shames the Mayor and the budget deciders into funding the critical services like Firefighters.
I hope there are HUGE headlines and groups of supporters for the firemen ever single day.

Shoulda-woulda-coulda is not reality.

edited to add:

THIS, from further down in the article:

Plieth said the next step is to address the lack of working equipment in the fire stations.

“We don’t even have apparatus to replace the apparatus that’s broken down,” Plieth said. “Those are things we deal with on a daily basis.”


I have worked in jobs where critical tools were not available, it drains all your energy to address the problems on a daily basis while still trying to accomplish the work that needs to be done.Adds enormously to burnout, and to loss of employees.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. In return, Green Bay residents only ask that Ndamukong Suh clean up his act.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

7. Suh's only real problem is he wasn't drafted by the Patriots/Ravens/Steelers/etc.

The sports media would laud his "fierce, gritty competitiveness..."

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:47 PM

8. i can't imagine billichek putting up with his shit for long..

see randy moss.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:37 PM

3. Talk about holy sh-t paper!

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:41 PM

4. You see, when you cut the budget, everyday citizens will pick up the gaps



This is really as sad statement for America, people who serve our community have to rely on donations for simple everyday needs.

Toilet Paper!

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:00 PM

6. That is really frickin' amazing.

In so many ways.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:23 PM

9. Great story and btw...

welcome to DU

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:28 PM

10. May the gods help Detroit.

Until that happens I am glad others are.



Julie

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:13 PM

11. Michigan swings between right to work legislation and blocking NDAA. Lot's of potential Michigan..

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:35 PM

12. Detroit population in 1950 = 1.8 million. Population in 2010 = 750,000

When you loose 60% of your population with no corresponding retraction in infrastructure then things like this happen. Not only are there fewer people but they are poorer.

Detroit is simply too big for its population.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:38 PM

13. They had become accustomed to going into their own pockets? That is digusting. n/t

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