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Hey everyone,

I've been watching the unbelievable footage coming across from New Orleans, Biloxi and Gulfport today. Simply stunning footage..

I'm from southeast Texas and about 4 hours from the devastation- in my hometown there are hundreds (if not thousands) of people holed up in churches, community centers, and our civic centers/amphitheaters with literally no place to go and the clothes on their backs as their only possessions. The scope and aftermath of this disaster is yet to be understood or felt by the rest of the nation. Hundreds of miles of shoreline and houses, casinos, and whole cities were literally wiped off the face of the earth. From what I've seen this is the United States' own "tsunami" with regard to the scope of the damage.

I would urge all of our members to please take a moment and donate to the hurricane disaster relief of their choice. The info below was taken from the FEMA page on how to help:

American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,
1-800-257-7575 Spanish;

Operation Blessing
1-800-436-6348

America’s Second Harvest
1-800-344-8070

Donate Cash to and Volunteer with:

Adventist Community Services
1-800-381-7171

Catholic Charities, USA
703 549-1390

Christian Disaster Response
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
1-800-848-5818

Church World Service
1-800-297-1516

Convoy of Hope
417-823-8998

Lutheran Disaster Response
800-638-3522

Mennonite Disaster Service
717-859-2210

Nazarene Disaster Response
888-256-5886

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
800-872-3283

Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief
1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440

United Methodist Committee on Relief
1-800-554-8583

Thanks very much!
 

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I feel their pain

They must be going through hell. As a Miami resident I spent 4 nights without electricity due to Katrina and let me tell you it was 95 degrees inside my house!. I have a 9 year old and I was worried for him. I can survive almost anything since I was in the military and went through hell and back. But the childern are the ones who really suffer.

Let me tell you all that we have some rude people working for FEMA. I called to find out some info about places distributing ice and water and the woman on the phone was just rude and an as&*^^*Le. I thought that the people who work there received some type of sensitivity training or something. Apparently that is not the case. I receive better treatment at my Nissan dealer service dept. LOL.

As far as my Armada no damages and it was great riding on top of debris. Pleas help those folks.
 

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Thanks for the info Adjm...I am forwarding the info you sent to everyone in my email address book. Being from FL and going through 3 hurricanes last year, "Hugo" when I was in college in NC, and having family members who lived in Homestead when "Andrew" came through I know firsthand how desperate help is needed.
 

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New Orleans

I am personally effected by this disaster as I have two older children who live in New Orleans. They both got out safely on Saturday night, one going to Florida and the other going north to Memphis. I fear they have both lost everything, but they are safe and that is what matters. I have thought about hauling water and supplies south from Pittsburgh but obviously there is no way to approach the city at this point in time. Anything any American can do for this devasted area should be done. It will be along time before the city of New Orleans is again dry and back to functioning as a normal American City, as well as the entire gulf coast area hit by this storm.
Lets all help when and where we can.
 

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Greetings from the "new" ground zero, or as close to it as you can get - Gulfport, Mississippi.

My wife and I got out (with the Armada and the cat) before the storm hit and are with our daughter and son-in-law in Madison, Mississippi. This is just 10 miles south of the Canton, Mississippi plant where our Armada's were made, and about 180 miles north of the coast.

We plan to try to return just as soon as the roadways are opened. There is no sense in trying to stay, however. We just want to inspect and photograph everything and try to take a few more things back up to Madison. We understand that our home was one of the luck ones that is still standing, but we do not know the extent of the damage.

My father and mother (both age 79) refused to evacuate, but survived. I've spoken to them by cell phone and they are safe. Their "on the ground" assessment is very consistent with what you all are seeing on television.

The Mississippi Coast is devastated - most of it is simply gone. Two hundred thousand people displaced. New Orleans is a giant water bowl filling up more and more as the Mississippi river and the lake try to equalize water levels through the breaches in the levees. When that eventually occurs (they have no way to stop it), all of the city will be under water. It will be weeks to months just to try to get the water out there before the rebuilding can begin.

The Mississippi Coast is mostly dry, but just . . . gone.

My 4x4 Armada will be very helpful when I get back.

See my separate post on Nissan's response to the disaster. I'm very proud on them.
 

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What do you need

Armada it is good to hear you are safe and family is well. What if anything can we do for you and your family? It is time for allof us to join inthe effort to help you and all those disposed from this storm. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or here in ClubArmada to indicate whatit is I may do to help you or those in need. I am certain in the coming days that all of america will send forth needed supplies and their prayers.
 

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Right now, the best things to do are:

1. Pray, pray, pray.

2. Give, give, give. (American Red Cross Katrina fund is probably the best, but the list of charities above are all good ones).
 

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My donation has been sent to the American Red Cross. God bless all those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Such a beautiful name, but such a devastating storm.
 

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I called the Red Cross and made a donation, I am also volunteering at the Red Cross shelter here in Nashville where we expect to get several hundred Katrina refugees, if not thousands.

They are all in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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another armada owner katrina victim

if you read most posts then you know I too am in new orleans and affected by katrina. you may know cause I was trying to sell and item to make some money to help myself out, I and my kids wife and animals loaded up the armad and 30 travel trailer and got out safe, we are back now, and believe it or not we have not gotten any assistance from feam red cross or anyone, except I got a 1k$ from ebay believe that or not, for being a top seller in the area, go figure, anyway I dont want anything form anyone any way, but it would be nice, and helpful if fema had some organization, hope my insurance comes through.
 

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Hang in there bro!!

Sorry to hear your troubles bro. I was flying support missions in there all last month and it was trully chaos. Hope it all works out for you and your family.
 
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