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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:46 PM

TO DUer's IN NEED OF OUR HELP POST-SANDY

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(I was previously given permission by Skinner to post periodically about http://www.wishadoo.org, especially when it involves DUers, with this required disclaimer: "The administrators of Democratic Underground have given permission for one discussion thread on this topic. The administrators of Democratic Underground make no claims regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of this fundraising effort. Permission was granted by Skinner on 8/6/2010, and the moderators have been notified.")

I've asked the admins if they'll please make this post a sticky, so it stays visible. Maybe you can chime in to let them know it would help a lot of they'd make this thread a sticky. Here's a LINK TO THE META POST.



MANY DUer's and their loved ones have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you are such a DUer, or if you are in touch with a DUer and feel comfortable doing so on their behalf, I invite you to please CREATE A WISHLIST POST at Wishadoo!

If you haven't yet joined Wishadoo!, it's easy; let me know if you have trouble (check spam folder if you don't get the verification email right away; or write me here). Just be sure to indicate you learned about Wishadoo! from DU, and I'll know such Wishlist posts should be shared here. Edit to add: Please select the "crisis" category and put Sandy in the subject line!

As has been done in the past, when a DUer creates a Wishlist post, I then have permission to post here, so the rest of the community can be of assistance.

Once you've created such a Wishlist post, DUers who want to help can contact you via PM here at DU, or via Wishadoo! If you have a PayPal account, monies can be received quickly, especially if a PayPal debit card is being used!

(The most straightforward way to send money without facing a PayPal fee is to send money as a “Personal” payment, making sure to select “Other” as the reason for payment.)

I can keep updating this thread as we go. No Sandy-related Wishlist posts have been created as yet (5:45 PM EST, Sunday 11/11). This is an invitation to do so, since many have been unsure how we can help DUers affected by Sandy.

Special thanks to DonRedwood and Freshwest for encouraging action on this!

I think this is the best way. If you have other suggestions, please let me know!

BTW, here's a link to a pre-election recent thread here at DU, listing several Wishlist posts by DUers. You can follow up with them here or at Wishadoo; I need to follow up with them as well to get a status update.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021592347








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Reply TO DUer's IN NEED OF OUR HELP POST-SANDY (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 OP
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #1
uppityperson Nov 2012 #2
FirstLight Nov 2012 #3
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #5
tavalon Nov 2012 #12
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #13
tavalon Nov 2012 #28
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #4
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #6
Melissa G Nov 2012 #7
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #9
Melissa G Nov 2012 #15
niyad Nov 2012 #8
elleng Nov 2012 #10
tavalon Nov 2012 #11
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #14
one_voice Nov 2012 #16
freshwest Nov 2012 #17
Sparky 1 Nov 2012 #18
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #19
Sienna86 Nov 2012 #20
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #21
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #22
freemay20 Nov 2012 #23
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #24
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #25
redqueen Nov 2012 #26
Digit Nov 2012 #27
Lucinda Nov 2012 #29
japple Nov 2012 #31
Lucinda Nov 2012 #32
japple Nov 2012 #30
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #33
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #34
xchrom Nov 2012 #35

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:50 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:55 PM

2. k&r, thanks for doing this

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:57 PM

3. awesome idea!

Because there have been threads here talking about how we cannot donate slightly used items or furniture, electronics, etc... right? All the relief orgs can mobilize with is cash...and we have more to offer than that too!

I will share this on my FB /twitter too...

I have a LOT of clothes, kids stuff, etc...I guess I would just have to figure out the shipping cost, see if i can get a bulk rate.

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:59 PM

5. I missed most of the threads...

but I would imagine cash is what is most desperately needed.

That said, when dealing one-on-one this way (via the Wishlist posts), people can be specific as to what they need and perhaps others will have it and be able to send, beyond cash.




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Response to FirstLight (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:02 PM

12. And my experience with Red Cross is that a lot of money never really makes it where it's needed.

Since it's the "CEO" of Wishadoo that we work with here, I can't help but be a bit biased toward her over the Red Cross.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:09 PM

13. I appreciate the vote of confidence, but...

Wishadoo! really isn't even involved with transactions.

The idea with Wishadoo! is to eliminate the middleman altogether, so the assistance goes directly to the person in need, not through or to Wishadoo. It's one-on-one as much as possible, with Wishadoo! simply providing the space to connect. I've always referred to the Wishlist as a "craigslist of compassion."

But thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:42 AM

28. But you are still the benevolent overseer, much as our three muskateers here at DU3

And what I've seen of you, in e-land is a stand up person. I have seen the good you have facilitated and I am impressed.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:59 PM

4. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:02 PM

6. Good idea, all my friends who are in the most affected areas are doing okay

a few just getting the power back yesterday. But thank you for thinking of DUers who may not be.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:23 PM

7. K&R

for Wishadoo

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:47 PM

9. ...

Hey, Melissa G.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:13 PM

15. ...

Hey, OGR.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:58 PM

8. k and r

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:57 PM

10. K+R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:00 PM

11. Thank you for this

I know this probably isn't a popular point of view, but the Red Cross, IMO, hovers between useless and criminally incompetent. I tried to volunteer as a nurse with them a number of times and just gave up, it was so disorganized. I like your grassroots group and would not hesitate to pony up for your group and actual names and faces.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:04 PM

14. kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:20 PM

16. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:09 AM

17. K & R for all affected by Sandy and need some help. Thanks, OGR.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:15 AM

18. K&R and bless you

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:46 AM

19. Early Monday AM kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:53 AM

20. Thanks for this. Will check back. nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:21 PM

21. lunchtime kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:26 PM

22. kick



:kick:


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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:28 PM

23. K&R n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:53 PM

24. Kick

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:52 PM

25. evening kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:57 PM

26. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:50 PM

27. Kicking another very worthy cause!

Keep it going!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:44 AM

29. A big kick ~ and lots of love for you for all that you do

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:46 AM

31. Lucinda, I think we're on the same wavelength this a.m.!

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Response to japple (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:48 PM

32. I think so!

Great minds and all...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

30. Kicked with pleasure. And "THANKS" OGR for doing this.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

33. Ain't no power like the power of the people 'cause the power of the people don't stop!

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

34. We are unstoppable! Another world is possible!

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:45 PM

35. Kick

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