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A question so stupid I can't find an answer by canaveralgumby on 17 November 2007 5:20am
 
I live in Florida. They're having an historic terrible drought a few hours' drive north in Georgia. I am looking for a way I can donate bottled water for Georgia. Apparently there is none.

I've looked online at American Red Cross, FEMA, Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia's own disaster relief gov't website.

I feel that the idea of Georgia asking for and receiving donations of water is so simple that it's ridiculous. The Georgia public's use of bottled water whenever possible would slow the depletion of the resevoirs. Not everyone can afford to personally BUY large quantities of bottled water.

Am I out of my mind here? I thought I'd find an organization SOMEWHERE to take a donation of water, or a monetary donation earmarked for water for people in the drought area. Does anyone else have any ideas about this?

(I will write to the above orgs. about this, too.)


 
Re: A question so stupid I can't find an answer by mrsthing on 18 November 2007 2:57am
 
I think it's a great idea! I don't know why nobody seems to have thought of it yet. I can't think of anything else you can do, except perhaps to contact the congressional representatives for Georgia and see if they have any ideas? Good luck!
 
Re: A question so stupid I can't find an answer by tucsonmike on 18 November 2007 6:09am
 
Cori, you are not out of your mind. The problem is no one has actually declared an emergency. Gov. Arnold really did a great job when those fires hit California. He showed real leadership, right down to making sure mundane things such as diapers were delivered to shelters.
 
Re: A question so stupid I can't find an answer by Ken Dunn on 25 November 2007 1:41am
 
Try under international charities. In the UK charitable donations are received by those charities who are aware of the problem and then they look after the logistics of distribution. Oxfam and the DEC are two that come to mind.

P.S. I've just noticed my post is a week old in comparison to the others. Has it rained in Georgia yet?
 



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