October 20, 2001
My latest manic twelve-hour session at the computer: The Mouse That Saved The World: A Click-to-Donate Directory
So many ways to help for free:
- The Hunger Site : Give Food for Free to Hungry People in the World
- The Breast Cancer Site : Fund Mammograms for Free
- AidforTeens.com – Main – Helping teens in trouble get off the street
- The Birth Site: Make a Free Donation to Help Pregnant Women
- Click for the Red Cross!
- Donate Campbell’s Chunky Soup
- Much more at QuickDonations.com
In the United States, an average of 1 out of 100 people are homeless. The way that computes to me is, if everyone gave 1% of their time, money or energy to helping end homelessness, we could do it.
Current status on the Seattle front:
- We have the Frye for the severe weather women’s shelter! We have the staff for it! We’ve coordinated plans with the referral agencies and we’re all set to go! We don’t have money for it. The Department of Human Services is recommending we be funded from January through March. Now we have to talk them into funding us from now until January!
- The Salvation Army has opened a Winter Response Shelter at the King County Admin Building. King County isn’t letting service agencies refer anyone to it — only men lined up at the 10 PM opening can come in, and nobody can enter later. Every service agency in town, including the Salvation Army, is working on getting them to be more sensible.
Did anybody bring chocolate?
(GC, tonight’s Red Dwarf episode was “Stasis Leak.” Did you know that you can find episode transcripts online at Red_Dwarf_Central? And that there is even an Official Red Dwarf Site? Is it really possible for anything about Red Dwarf to be official?)