[Dixielandjazz] Fwd: Hurricane Katrina Secret Santa Project
tcashwigg at aol.com
tcashwigg at aol.com
Sun Dec 11 23:29:38 PST 2005
For any and all who might be interested.
There are still many very bad situations and people in dire need as a
result of this terrible situation, and they did not all get saved by
the fact that the Media went away. The Holidays will be a crushing
second blow to many of them, especially those with young children.
Some of us can remember when we got a pair of shoes or maybe an orange
for Christmas right? well there are folks in the same position in
many parts of the gulf coast region right now.
Let us not forget them now or for a long time to come as they try to
rebuild their lives.
Sent: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 23:55:15 -0500
Subject: Fwd: Secret Santa Project
From: Mark Glynn <info at neworleansradio.com>
To: mailing at lagniappe.la
Sent: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 06:28:43 -0600
Subject: Secret Santa Project
I am hoping you can help us spread the word about our Secret Santa
to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
We have a database of approximately 500 families who were hit hard by
hurricane and are trying desperately to recover. Unfortunately because
the heavy destruction most programs that could or would normally help
of these families out during the holiday season are not yet back up
running to service the community.
We created the Secret Santa program to allow potential donors to give
directly to a family in need, so donors can know their gift made it
into the hands of the people who need it most.
All of these families are in need of basic necessities; food,
shoes books or toys for younger children.
Christmas.FM, a website that specializes in identifying and promoting
broadcasters streaming Christmas music online, is sponsoring the
Under the program, donors who visit the http://www.Christmas.FM
able to search the database by recipient need (food, clothing, shoes,
and toys) and encouraged to adopt a family for the holidays by
clicking on a
link and making a donation to cover the specified needs.
The donations will be turned into gift cards and all recipient
show their drivers license to verify identity and sign to acknowledge
have received the card. We then follow up with an email back to the
to let them know their gift has been delivered to the appropriate
Unfortunately we can't help every family that was affected by this
tragedy, but if your friends could help us make a difference in the
some of these 500 people it would be a wonderful thing. We are trying
get the donations in as quickly as possible so they can be converted
cards and immediately distributed.
Thank you for your consideration of our project.
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