I’ve been watching the coverage of Hurricane Frances in Florida
carefully, and wait anxiously for word that all of our Orchidians in
Florida are ok. We also have relatives in Florida we are waiting to
The Red Cross is estimating they will spend millions of dollars in
the relief effort. When we have had huge hurricanes in the
Carolinas in the past Lowe’s lumber company was set up to let you
make a Red Cross donation at their stores. I don’t know if they are
yet for Frances, but anyone who is willing and able should find a
way to make a donation. They will have shelters open for weeks and
weeks, I’m sure. This is affecting pretty much the entire state of
Florida in one way or another.
Having lived through Hurricane Hugo, I know first-hand the
tribulations you go through even after the hurricane passes. I urge
everyone to do whatever they are comfortable with to help.
I know the Salvation Army and the Mennonite Relief folks will all be
down there also. The Mennonites have come in here with their tools
and help after bad tornadoes. They are wonderful!
Best wishes to everyone in Frances’ way.
Beth in SC (which now looks like we may get rain and wind from
Frances later. So I get to go duck tape the studio door again to
keep the water out! Bother!)