[saymaListserv] Fwd: Re: TQE 130 on Hurricane Katrina
freepolazzo at comcast.net
Fri Sep 2 11:12:37 JEST 2005
Good News from Friends in Loisiana.
>Just rec'd this from the Clerk of the Baton Rouge Meeting. Thought
>Friends may want to see it....
>"Walk as children of light."
>From: NMCF at yahoogroups.com [mailto:NMCF at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:08 PM
>Subject: [NMCF] Reply from Baton Rouge meeting today.
>From: timefactory at att.net
>Subject: Re: Disaster
>To: Pat Zarowin
>Hello Pat Zarowin.
>I am Pam Daigle Arnold, clerk of Baton Rouge Friends Meeting. For
>now, I seem to be the Friendly conduit of info and inquiries about
>Katrina and offers of assistance for Louisiana Quakers. I have been
>on the phone and email for over
>three hours today (my first opportunity to get online since we were
>without electricity from before 7 AM Monday until 11:30 PM Wednesday night.
>Everyone in Baton Rouge Meeting is okay. No flooding. No injuries.
>No serious structural damage. Lots of tree debris. Widespread
>electrical outages but that should all be up and running here by
>Saturday, according to our electric
>companies. We have not heard yet from any of the people in New
>Orleans Meeting. I am feeling relatively certain that they are
>physically safe. For the most part, they are the kind of folks who
>heed official orders to evacuate an area before
>a storm and they have resources to have been able to leave the
>city. I am trying today to reach someone via email now that I am
>online again. We will just have to wait and see.
>Friendly response today has been overwhelming. I've heard from
>Quakers in England, Philadelphia, Illinois, Hickory NC,
>Winston-Salem and Greensboro NC,Brooklyn, Long Island, Dover New
>Hampshire, New Mexico, Houston TX, Hope AR, and now you in
>Indianapolis. My heart is filled with a warm glow from all of your
>love and concern for us. I am creating an email loop with all of
>your names and will let you know more as soon as I know more. I'm
>waiting to hear from some of the New Orleans folks so I'll know
>better what to tell all of you wonderful, caring Friends.
>Thank you so much, Pat, for being there for us.
>In the Light,
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