Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Offers of help this morning

from WWLTV

12:02 P.M. - WWL-TV:
Community Coffee pledges over five million cups of coffee to the relief effort.

11:39 A.M. - Blaine Kern, Mardi Gras World: Mardi Gras will be hurt this year, but it will come back bigger and better than ever. I'll be helping anybody get their parade on the streets.

11:21 A.M. - (AP): Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to fly New Orleans family of nine to Boston, provide them with housing for a year. Click here.

10:58 A.M. - TORRANCE, CA (AP): A Colorado-based ambulance company says it's sending 30 ambulances staffed with medical personnel to Baton Rouge -- to help evacuate survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

9:57 A.M. - Oprah Winfrey's Katrina Aid page

9:52 A.M. - Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to do Katrina benefit on Broadway (ed. note: WHAT!!!! He can sing and dance too???)

8:48 A.M. - NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) -- A six-year-old Nebraska girl is joining thousands of her grown-up counterparts in offering help to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Brianna Taft of North Platte is selling her handmade bracelets to help in the relief effort. She has set up a table in front of SunMart in North Platte and hopes to sell 600 bracelets.

10:04 P.M. - (AP): A Mexican Navy ship set sail Monday with aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina and President Vicente Fox said a Mexican Army mission would follow.

"Mexico and the United States are nations which are neighbors and friends which should always have solidarity in moments of difficulty," Fox said in a message issued Monday night.

Fox said the Mexican Navy ship Papaloapan left the Gulf coast port of Tampico on Monday, headed for New Orleans with eight all-terrain rescue vehicles, seven amphibious cargo vehicles, a mobile hospital, two rescue helicopters and drinking water.

An Army convoy of 15 vehicles was to follow on Wednesday, carrying food, health brigades, water-treatment plants and mobile kitchens with the capacity to feed 7,000 people a day.

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