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Old September 1st, 2005, 10:23 PM
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Default Sailing Gal - a great story just for you!

Sailing Gal - you posted about the lack of great stories and I agree - we need more!

Here's one:

When the first buses from the Superdome arrived at the Astro Dome in the wee hours of the morning with the poor dejected hurricane victims, they were greeted by Texans who had waited up all night to hold up signs that read:

"Welcome friends and neighbors!"

I just cried when I heard that story. I KNEW I liked Texans - they are amazing people!!

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 06:28 AM
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Did any of you hear about the husband and wife that just moved into a new house. Their old house had remained unsold. They decided they wanted to use it to help out the victims. I can't remember which shelter he went to but he over heard some people trying to get in, but were not allowed because of their pets. He invited them to live in the house until they can go back to NO. He has made arrangements with friends who are helping provide other neccesities such as furniture, bedding. Complete strangers are bringing things to help these people. A family of 9 will live there for the unforseen future.

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 05:02 PM
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The local news here has been covering the story of of a Houston (Ft. Bend County) homeowner who has opened his home to 50 of the storm victims. He is expecting to take in 40 more. That man is an angel.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:16 PM
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Thank you, Dorothy! I just got a chance to turn my computer on and glad I did to read this thread. The telethon on NBC really made me sad because ,on top of the losses/desperation of human beings, its a loss of an amazing place. I just emailed my Uncle Frank in TX to get his take on the whole thing as a retired police chief. I'm glad to hear those great people down there held up signs for the poor souls entering the TX superdome and people are opening up their homes.
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