Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Aid for Tabasco direct link is here.

Deja vu all over again for us in these parts. These people need help. For more links to organizations accepting donations for relief to the state of Tabasco, head for the Root Coffee link here.

This just in, 11-7: A much larger list of donors:


1. The State of Tabasco Official Site has many links to donation sites and account numbers for monetary donations

2. Root Coffee is collecting donations. You can send donations via Paypal to Root Coffee here. (Thank you all for your generous contributions!)

3. Red Cross International Response Fund, Make a secure online donation and visit updates.

4. UNICEF USA has opened an account for Tabasco's displaced children, UNICEF's donation page is here.

5. Operation USA is appealing to the public and corporations to aid in response to the flooding in Southern Mexico. Donation page for OPUSA is here.

6. The Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles has posted their Bank Account for donations here: Wells Fargo Bank NA, account 599253401, BBVA BANCOMER account 2280300127, and ABA 1-2222-05-06 for deposits outside California.

7. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has $1 million pledged to help its partners Caritas Mexicana and Caritas Tabasco. They are taking donations here.

8. Save the Children Moves to Assist Families in Flooded Mexico, they are taking online donations here.

9. In Canada, Bank of Montreal Account number.: 38748116488. Make payable to Mexican-Canadian Cultural Association Ottawa-Gatineau (ACMCOG).

10. In the United Kingdom, BANK HSBC Account Number: 81408224 SORT CODE: 40-03-22. Make payable to: Ayuda Tabasco 2007.

11. En France Ambassade Mexique Ayuda Tabasco, Banque Societé Generale #: 00050752139 66 Código del banco:30003 Sucursal Paris Bourse (03020)75002 Paris

12. En España BBVA, Banco: 0182, Oficina: 7911, DC: 65, Cuenta: 0201557408

Update, 11:23 AM: Speaking of deja vu...our house is being sanded today, with the fellows doing the sanding putting up blue tarps to catch the dust as they work, freaking out all my pets, and my son, a tad.

What really got me this morning was when the little guy looked at my orange juice-filled Krewe of Tucks plastic cup from Mardi Gras this past year and spied the picture of Friar Tuck sitting on the roof of a house surrounded by water. "What's happened to him, Mom?" he asked.

"Well, he's sitting on the roof..." I said, hesitant to go on.

"Because his house is flooded?"

"Well...yes."

"Why?"

"Because, when the storm came a couple of years ago, the government was supposed to be taking care of the big hills by the water, called levees, and they didn't," I said, surprising myself a little at how easily this came out. "Since they didn't take care of the levees, they broke, and they let in all the water that flooded New Orleans."

"All the houses got flooded, Mom?"

"No, not all the houses. Our house didn't get flooded. But a lot of houses did get flooded."

"Huh," he said, finishing his pancakes.

And believe me, this conversation is not done, by any stretch of the imagination. This will come up again, as he tries to understand what government is, what the levees are supposed to do, and, ultimately, how people can do this to other people.

Why does a four-year-old process this a tad better than most of the rest of this country?

Maybe, if the kids start instructing all the adults,



...it might help get through to some of the thicker skulls out there.

But, hey, old habits die very, very hard.

(T'anks, E. T'anks, T.)

Oh, and watch out at Clay's, folks. It's raining whale over there.

4 comments:

asoom said...

I LOVVVVVVEEEEEE This video, oh my god I might post it myself!

*^* said...

From http://rootcoffee.blogspot.com/

LINKS TO HELP SITES From Mexico, the US and Abroad: How can we help? Below you'll find information and links to donation and assistance organizations

1. The State of Tabasco Official Site has many links to donation sites and account numbers for monetary donations: http://www.tabasco.gob.mx/

2. Root Coffee is collecting donations. You can send donations via Paypal to Root Coffee here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&business=rootcoffee%40gmail%2ecom&item_name=Root%20Coffee%20%2d%20Tabasco%20Flood%20Donations&no_shipping=0&no_note=1&tax=0&currency_code=USD&lc=US&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8 (Thank you all for your generous contributions!)

3. Red Cross International Response Fund, Make a secure online donation and visit updates: http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_mexico_1107&s_subsrc=RCO_ProfilePage_Link&s_src=F7ZWGR00"%20target="_blank"

4. UNICEF USA has opened an account for Tabasco's displaced children, UNICEF's donation page is here: http://www.unicefusa.org/site/c.duLRI8O0H/b.25933/k.8DDD/US_Fund_for_UNICEF__US_Fund_for_UNICEF.htm

5. Operation USA is appealing to the public and corporations to aid in response to the flooding in Southern Mexico. Donation page for OPUSA is here: http://www.opusa.org/whoweare/pressreleases/tabascofloods.html

6. The Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles http://www.sre.gob.mx/losangeles has posted their Bank Account for donations here: Wells Fargo Bank NA, account 599253401, BBVA BANCOMER account 2280300127, and ABA 1-2222-05-06 for deposits outside California.

7. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has $1 million pledged to help its partners Caritas Mexicana and Caritas Tabasco. They are taking donations here: https://secure2.convio.net/crs/site/Donation?ACTION=SHOW_DONATION_OPTIONS&CAMPAIGN_ID=2363

8. Save the Children Moves to Assist Families in Flooded Mexico, they are taking online donations here: http://www.savethechildren.org/newsroom/2007/flooding-in-mexico.html?WT.mc_id=x_gg_emerflooding_txt_7&WT.srch=1

9. In Canada, Bank of Montreal Account number.: 38748116488. Make payable to Mexican-Canadian Cultural Association Ottawa-Gatineau (ACMCOG): http://portal.sre.gob.mx/canadaingles/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=110&op=page&SubMenu=

10. In the United Kingdom, BANK HSBC Account Number: 81408224 SORT CODE: 40-03-22. Make payable to: Ayuda Tabasco 2007.

11. En France Ambassade Mexique http://www.sre.gob.mx/francia/ Ayuda Tabasco, Banque Societé Generale #: 00050752139 66 Código del banco:30003 Sucursal Paris Bourse (03020)75002 Paris

12. En España BBVA, Banco: 0182, Oficina: 7911, DC: 65, http://www.sre.gob.mx/espana/ Cuenta: 0201557408

saintseester said...

Thanks for the head's up on the relief effort. Your place is the first one where I've seen anything.

The long, long road home,New Orleans said...

Funnily enough my Uncle Lloyd started krewe of Tucks. My family has a walking group. I do love its irreverent nature. I may walk this year