Rory Takes Over!
This post is actually courtesy of Rory, though I’ve edited it together, so don’t blame her for the wording -- simply the content. Well, not blame... oh you know what I mean.
Ariel Sharon has written to Bush, and he’s offering to send Israeli doctors and nurses as well as field hospitals, medical supplies for existing hospitals and equipment to set up temporary housing to the areas affected by the hurricane.
I just saw that same crawl again and what it said exactly is that Sharon is offering to send “hundreds of Israeli doctors, nurses and specialists” in addition to the equipment I mentioned. For a country as small as Israel, I would think sending that many highly trained medical people would constitute a significant contribution.
Apparently Jack Straw, the British Foreign Secretary (and a real [bleep!] as far as I’m concerned) said that, contrary to a report in the Financial Times of London, European nations were not going to release some of their emergency petroleum reserves to help the U.S. I don’t know what, if anything else, they may do, but I thought this was an interesting contrast to the report about what Israel has offered to do to help us.
Also, Patrick over at Clarity & Resolve has a link to the ASPCA’s disaster relief fund. Maybe, you’d want to put up their website, since you seem to have a lot of animal lovers visiting your blog.
All of this was great info to know, Rory. Thanks! Animal lovers, please check out Patrick’s post that I linked to above.