Thank u all for u'r prayers and warm wishes for everyone facing Gustav! He turned out to be less than was predicted...thank God...and it seems that even tho there will be much damage, there is much less than expected. More importantly, fewer deaths...tho any are tragic. We in south Mississippi have so far only gotten strong winds and lots of rain, but no where near what Katrina brought. I"m told Biloxi and Gulfport are still experiencing strong winds and surg waters are up and into a few homes, but again, nothing like Katrina was. We couldn't have been more blessed and we know it. Biloxi is a beautiful town! Unfortunately they had water inland 1 mile when Katrina devestated them. Water covered the coastline 1 mile in and 45 miles across and completely demolished everything...leaving it as if nothing had been there before. It was so sad. This time they have been spared and we're so relieved. I have always wished there was a way to say thank u to all those who sent things and helped everyone in need during Katrina. My own community was not hit in the way that would leave people needing basics....clothing and such...but we were in need of water and at times food for some. We set up a 'station' at my church for those who did need such things. We cooked and helped sort things and get them to those in need. There were so many not only from New Orleans, but from the MS coast and areas in between who needed everything. People from MA, PA, CA, ND, and on and on...sent things for all of us...whoever needed it...just because they cared and would. I will never forget opening a box of clothes and seeing a hand written note on the top of that box...it read "God Bless you from MA". So, thank u everyone. Thank u all for being here and supporting everyone in both thought or prayer and actions. All those who needed u during those times and now may never get to say that, but u should know they want to.
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