dr_luka_kovac (dr_luka_kovac) wrote in suggestions,



Short, concise description of the idea
Possible LJ Gift item that would benefit the Red Cross to aid with Mid West flood efforts

Full description of the idea
With the current flooding going on in the MidWest, especially in Iowa, I think it would be appropriate for Live Journal to offer a Gift icon that could benefit the Red Cross in their efforts to help the thousands of people who are working in sandbagging efforts, those feeding and providing support services to those forced to evacuate, those who will need temporary shelter, as well as those who will need assistance in rebuilding their entire lives. Here are a couple of links to show the devastation thus far: The Press Citizen: http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080614/NEWS01/80614019

Flooding Aerials: http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=D5&Date=20080614&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=806140801&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1

and the Mississippi area coverage: http://www.thehawkeye.com/

An ordered list of benefits
  • Food and drink to workers and homeless
  • Temporary shelter
  • Help rebuilding lives
  • Mental Health services
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Determining funding ceilings
  • Determining how to track those who have no IDs
  • Determining eligibility guidelines
Tags: charity, virtual gifts, § no status
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