Hurricane 2005 Relief

Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 16:16 —by route66
This item was posted in General, Volunteering in San Diego category and has 2 Comments so far.

Remember the 2003 wildfires?

Victims of Hurricane Katrina are attempting to recover from the massive storm that is still making its way across the Mid-Atlantic States. American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to the hardest hit areas of Katrina’s destruction, supplying hundreds of thousands victims left homeless with critical necessities. By making a financial gift to Hurricane 2005 Relief, the Red Cross can provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

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2 Responses to “Hurricane 2005 Relief”

  1. David Moye said on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 21:56

    Even if you can’t help financially, there are ways to help the victims in the form of etiquette. I work for Wireless Flash News Service, a San Diego-based pop culture news wire specializing in weird news, and the staff spent a few hours on Monday wondering about whether it’s good manners to order hurricane cocktails right now (or tease women named “Katrina”). Here’s what we discovered……

    Hurricane Cocktails May Be In Bad Taste
    WATERFORD, Mich. (Wireless Flash) – Those pink-colored Hurricane cocktails may taste good but drinking them may be in bad taste for the next few weeks.
    That’s the word from etiquette expert Simone Silvestri, who says some people with connections to the Gulf Coast may not want to be reminded of Hurricane Katrina and may be offended if you order hurricane cocktails, which are made with fruit juices and light and dark rum.

    Also, Silvestri says the No. 1 rule of good manners is to err on the side of caution.

    Philadelphia-based manners maven Barbara Pachter agrees and says it’s especially distasteful to toast any hurricane victims with Hurricanes.

    Hurricane victims aren’t the only people whose feelings you have to worry about. Pachter says it is bad form to tease women named Katrina by saying things like, “I better not get you angry, huh?”

    However, Silvestri says that kidding with Katrinas falls into an etiquette “gray zone” and says “it depends on how well you know them. Some Katrinas might think it’s funny.”

  2. Rosie said on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 1:13

    I thank you for your comment.

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