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I-Theta VMs and Charley

Itheta traffic regarding Hurricane Charley
I-Theta traffic regarding Hurricane Charley
 
 
 
Three VM messages below...
 
1. GREAT VM NEWS!! URGENT!!
2. VM SUCCESS - INCREDIBLY THETA!!! A GREAT READ!
3. URGENT! URGENT! VMS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY AT DISASTER SITES!
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 9:56 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] GREAT VM NEWS!! URGENT!!
 
 
Dearest Friends,
 
We have had a tremendous response from Volunteer Ministers this 
weekend,
including several from Miami and one adventurous and dedicated soul who 
came
all the way from Los Angeles!  Another lady has just arrived after 
driving all
the way from Dallas, Texas. I would like to thank all of those who went 
to the
tents this weekend.  Your help is truly appreciated!
 
Now we need to make sure that the tents are manned up during the week.  
This
is VITAL, as we have FIVE locations to service.  Considering the fact 
that
Clearwater and Tampa were virtually untouched by Hurricane Charley, the 
right
thing for us to do is to help those whose lives were devastated.
 
Thousands of families with children are relying on our help for
clothing, food, water and supplies as they have lost everything.  
Believe me
the help we give them is much appreciated.
 
Please do whatever you need to do to get to the tents.  Some of our 
most
stellar Volunteer Ministers have been there several times, and a few 
have been
there every day since Charley struck.  Your help is needed too.
 
Call Nancy West at 727-441-8384, Louise Cournoyer at 727-410-5980, or 
Mary
Spencer at 813-872-0722 or 727-642-0486.  Call one of us NOW!  We want 
to add
YOU to the list of VMs who are confirmed to arrive!
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 10:25 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] VM SUCCESS - INCREDIBLY THETA!!! A GREAT READ!
 
 
Dearest Friends,
 
Here is a wonderful "debrief" from a Volunteer Minister working at the 
tent in
Port Charlotte, FL.  It's a bit of a long read, but definitely worth 
your
time!
 
ML,
Nancy West
 
I spent 7 hours this Saturday at the VM tent in Port Charlotte. When I 
got
there a few Volunteer Ministers were organizing the thousands of MRE's 
(Meals
Ready to Eat) and helping supply the National Guard with water and 
MRE's to
hand out. It was originally mocked up where the cars would file in past 
the
armed
guards and would get MRE's and water and ICE from the National Guard 
and
Volusia county sheriffs (who were out in force by the dozens at our 
location)
and would drive by our tent and not stop.
 
We mocked the tent up with tables and stacks of more MRE's as well as 
the
clothes, canned goods, diapers, feminine hygiene products, tape, 
razors, you
name it, we had it. We then started to 8C the cars as they drove by us 
and
looked at our tent and supplies. We waved them in and the flow began. 
For
nearly
7 hours non stop people were pulling into the makeshift parking lot
(boundaried by cones and empty wood fork lift pallets) and coming to 
our tent.
We were busy giving out the MRE's and anything we could. We soon ran 
out of
MRE's and then ran out of food, and weren't sure what to do. So we 
postulated
(literally myself,  Mike McKee from West Palm Beach, Pam Ryan the I/C 
of our
tent and
the rest of us) that we'd somehow get more food.
 
Sure enough a truck pulled up full of boxes. They were from Miami and 
had been
through Andrew and wanted to help. They told us they went to a few 
other
places who didn't want their stuff and we gladly took it. This was a 
theme
that happened a couple of times. A church from Homestead, who also was
throughAndrew and who had driven up that day, had hot food (barbeque 
pork,
hamburgers,
potato salad) and bags and bags of supplies, simply arrived after we 
ran out
of food and supplies again. They too told us that they went to a 
another (or a
few, not sure) places and were turned away. We gladly accepted their 
donations
and fed countless more. For most of the people we helped, it was their 
first
hot meal in a week.
 
One couple told us they eat once a day and that meal consists of a 
hotdog, as
they gobbled down a plate of pork. Another guy who works for Coca Cola 
drove
up, also from Miami, and gave us cases of water as well as his and his 
boss's
business card, to coordinate to have pallets of water delivered in the 
coming
days.
 
What was truly amazing was we pulled in a "stray" volunteer. Turns out 
that a
gentlemen wearing a VA Center Staff t-shirt was floating around our 
tent early
in the day, and then asked if we needed any assistance. He ended up 
spending
the entire day with us. About mid-way through the day as he was working 
with
us, he told  someone in the tent that he works as a Counselor at the
Psychiatric ward of the Clearwater VA. He was blown out by what we were
doing and told Mike McKee (as well as many others) a story of how he 
heard on
the news that a big corporation donated $50,000 to the relief effort 
and how
he thought that was nothing compared to the good he had seen us doing 
all day.
I could tell that this guy when he first came around was visibly 
uncomfortable
(my opinion),
but he wanted to help. The VA tent or truck he was supposed to be at 
wasn't
there and he couldn't find it, and we needed the hands. The really big 
win was
that whatever he had in his universe seemed to dissipate and he was 
very
impressed at who we were and what we were doing and didn't hesitate to 
tell
his story of the good we were doing. When he left he thanked us and you 
could
tell that
he was changed. He even stood next to Patty and watched intently as she
delivered the touch assist.
 
At one point early on an elderly woman in what looked like pajamas or 
some
type of house dress came to the table and I was helping her. We got in 
comm
and I was giving her some items. She looked visibly upset so I asked 
her how
she was and she proceeded to tell me, trying to hold back the tears, of 
how
she held a door steady while her home was being destroyed. As she 
talked
through the
grief and was done telling the story she seemed to come up tone. I 
think I was
the first person she got to tell what had happened. I acknowledged her 
and
thanked her for telling me, and she took her supplies and went on her 
way.
 
These people really need terminals!  Another lady lost everything, and 
had no
home, food, clothes, etc. She was in the back of the tent and was being 
helped
by two teenage VM's from Clearwater. The woman was clearly in loss and 
the
girls kept encouraging her to take some clothes as her kids didn't have 
any,
but she kept resisting the help. After a while of speaking to these 
girls she
took a bunch of clothes and when she left she gave both of them the
biggest, longest hug I had seen in a long time. I don't know what they 
said
but they clearly handled this woman who had lost everything. You could 
tell
she was visibly moved.
 
Another woman toward the end of the day said "You're Scientologists! I 
saw a
show the other day on Tom Cruise, he's a Scientologist too."
 
By the end of the day we were in great communication with the National 
Guard.
They even brought us over the rest of their hotdogs from their lunch.  
We gave
those out to people and to police officers as well. Early in the day 
one of
the VM's from CW or Tampa (not sure which or her name) was working on 
keeping
the police hydrated. At first they resisted her help, but she persisted 
and
kept them going by making them drink.
 
Our team worked well together, led by Pam, and we were all very uptone 
and the
number of "thanks you's" and "God bless you's" were too many to count.
 
The people there are in real need, most of whom lost everything, or at 
best
are living in what's left of their home w/out food, water, power, etc. 
and
were (and are) grateful for our help. They of course need us there to 
help
pass out supplies, but this disaster is only 1 week old and many of 
them are
still in shock.
 
One woman even told me for the first few days she just stayed home, not
knowing what to do or where to go, and was just recently venturing out. 
Many
of those we helped were elderly as this part of Florida has a lot of 
retirees.
 
When the shock wears off, as it is doing, they are going to need us, 
need
terminals, and I plan to go back within the week.  I encourage anyone 
and
everyone to put it on their life schedules to help in this effort.
 
Ron Meyerson
Miami
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 8:09 AM
Subject: [iTheta-TampaBay] URGENT! URGENT! VMS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY AT 
DISASTER
SITES!
 
 
 
URGENT! VMS NEEDED RIGHT AWAY TO HELP IN PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA 
GORDA!
 
CALL JUDY AT 410-6921 OR LOUISE AT 410-5980 IF YOU CAN COME AND HELP.
 
Call/email Mary Spencer at Tampa Org if you can go!!  Love, Judy 
Fagerman, VM
I/C
 
Please get the word out to all and ask them to  pass it on.
 
The VMs are making huge wins in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.  We are
expanding our locations and have been asked by the officials to 
continue to
help.
 
Now is the time to continue to be there and communicate.
 
Please work out how you and or someone you know can schedule to go this 
next
week and email me what dates you are going so we can co-ordinate with 
the VM
team on site.
 
Three really great messages below:
 
1. Win/story: More theta from the VM tents in FL (story from Pam Ryan
Anderson)
2. An offer of help for someone who wants to help: Punta Gorda (from 
Judy
Weigand)
3. Win/story: Hurricane Charley + 9 Days (story from Joel Suhm)
 
 
-----Original Message #1-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 4:15 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] MORE THETA FROM THE VM TENTS IN FL!!!!
 
 
Dearest iThetan,
 
Here is an absolutely wonderful account from Pam Ryan Anderson
(pranderson@tampabay.rr.com) of an entire day at the VM tent in Port
Charlotte, FL.  We still need a LOT of VMs to help, so please call me 
and tell
me when you're coming.  727-441-8384
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
 
 
>From Pam:
 
I thought that you might enjoy reading some of the cool things that 
happened
at the Port Charlotte tent on Saturday, Aug. 21.
 
The marines arrived today and they would not hear of us standing out in 
the
sun handing out MRE's (meals ready to eat, army rations).  The last 
time I
went we stood in the brutal sun all day and almost passed out it was so 
hot.
But since the Marines took over that job, we made our tent store-like 
with all
of the stuff around the perimeter of the tent, and only the volunteers 
were
allowed inside.  We had many comments from the army dudes that they 
were
impressed with our setup.
 
By early afternoon we were wiped out of supplies.  So we played a 
create game,
and sure enough, someone showed up with a truck full of stuff.  This 
first
group was from Dade County and had driven three hours and couldn't find 
anyone
to accept their contribution.  I thought they would kiss our feet they 
were so
happy that I told them absolutely, we'd take their contribution, and 
thanked
them profusely.
 
Anyway, then people took all of that stuff again, and someone else 
showed up,
a local that was in good shape and wanting to contribute.  Again, the 
stuff
went quickly.
 
Then a very cool thing happened.  A group showed up from Homestead, and 
they
had lived through Andrew and knew what was wanted and needed.
 
This group has access to tons of food, and they want to deliver on a 
daily
basis to all of our tents.  It was this group that kept us in business 
for the
second half of the day on Saturday, Aug. 21.  They brought huge amounts 
of
food two times, and since the second time was just as we were closing, 
all of
the food they brought that time appeared to be going to be wasted.  So, 
we
went around and told the Army dudes about the food, and we did have 
some
"customers" eat some of it.  Everyone was enjoying it, but there was 
still a
lot left.  The forklifts were attached to the tent so that it wouldn't 
blow
away over night, and the trash was emptied and it was time to close for 
the
evening.  So I postulated that someone "needy" would show up and I'd 
just give
them the rest of the hot food.  And that is just what happened.  This 
very
theta, uptone woman came and she had her entire family at her home, as 
it
wasn't that damaged, AND nine senior citizen neighbors, who did have a 
lot of
damage. So she had about 16 people living at her house! She was doll. 
In fact,
her nickname is Angel cause she always takes care of people.  She 
couldn't
believe how much good, hot food we gave her to feed everyone at her 
house.
She stayed with us for a while was there at the end of the day, and was
involved in the last story that I will tell you.
 
We had many highlights today.  We had a nine month pregnant girl that 
had been
TOTALLY prepared for her new one, and lost everything in the storm, 
including
her home.  My daughter Melissa, her friend, Kayla, and Patty from 
Miami, all
helped her to dig through the huge pile of clothes that we have there, 
and
found many nice pieces of clothing for a new baby.  The new Mom was 
very
happy.
 
Then we had a group deliver food and also about 15 Shoe Box gifts each 
one
labeled for a girl or boy and the age of the child.  Along with the 
boxes were
individual letters from the school child that had made the boxes.  I 
called a
little meeting and said that I thought that we should put the boxes 
aside and
only give them to kids that came, rather than letting anyone take them.  
Then
a really cool thing happened.  Patty was talking to a woman, helping 
her find
food, and discovered that she was a foster Mom to seven handicapped 
children.
BINGO!!  We looked through the gift boxes and found one for each and 
every one
of her seven kids.  She was extremely happy.  She said that she is 
going to
have each of her children respond to the letter in their box, even if 
it is
with just a colored picture.  It was very theta.
 
OK, to my favorite story.  On Wednesday when I was giving out MRE's I 
met a
woman, a widow, Suzanne, who had a leaking roof in her home and 
couldn't find
a tarp.  She was in tears as she told me the condition of her home. I 
asked if
her insurance company could help and she told me that she had an 
$18,000
deductible!!! Well, I had gotten an email the day before about a roofer 
that I
know that wanted to go down and fix someone's roof for free and I told 
her
this. Well, that only made her cry harder.  To make a long story short, 
we
were exchanging cards when I spotted that she was a Real Estate Broker.  
When
I told her that I was too, she got out of her car, hugged me, hung on 
me, and
we both cried.  It was very emotional.  Anyway,on Friday I got a call 
that the
roofer had 20 roofers that wanted to come down and donate their time, 
but they
couldn't find any donated materials.  So I had one of my staff get on 
the
phone and call every single roofer in the phone book, and also roofing
materials suppliers.  Well, by the end of the day, we had lined up six
companies that donated material.  So Jim (the roofer) called me 
Saturday
afternoon to tell me that Suzanne's roof was fixed.  Well, just as 
Angel (the
lady with 16 people in her home) was taking the last of the food, 
Suzanne
showed up to thank me for her roof.
 
We had a very emotional meeting and she made Angel take a picture of 
me, the
girls, and her, and she gave Angel specific instructions to make sure 
that she
got the "Volunteer Minister" on our shirts in the picture.  She told me 
that
she will never forget me, that we will be friends forever, and said 
that she
will send me a copy of the picture.  It was a very cool cycle.
 
It was a great day, and both teenage girls that I took with me 
absolutely
loved being there.  They worked their butts off and know they made a
difference in people's lives.
 
ML,
 
Pam Ryan Anderson
pranderson@tampabay.rr.com
 
 
 
-----Original Message #2-----
From: Judy Weigand jweigand@tampabay.rr.com
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 2:20 PM
Subject: [iTheta-TampaBay] Punta Gorda
 
Hi there,
 
 
We cant go down to Punta Gorda and want to help -- is there someone 
out there
who can go and we could pay your expenses so you can go.  Email me.
 
Judy Weigand
Equity Pro Realty
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-643-8707
jweigand@tampabay.rr.com
 
 
-----Original Message #3-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] Hurricane Charley + 9 Days
 
Dear iThetans,
 
Here is a wonderful write-up from a VM (Joel Suhm) who worked yesterday 
in two
different locations in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.  Please read it 
all the
way through to the end.  It will give you a much better reality on what 
it's
like to be there.
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
 
 
From: Joel Suhm
 
Some personal observations from my volunteer visit to Port Charlotte 
and Punta
Gorda in Florida:
 
First of all, despite some experience on the subject (I survived 
Hurricane
Andrew) I still find it difficult to describe the widespread 
devastation that
one sees in an area that's been hit by a major hurricane.  All I can 
offer are
some images. Hopefully you'll get a sense of it.
 
For starters, the instructions on getting there include "the Exit #170 
sign is
down, but when you see the bent over light-poles then take the next 
exit...".
Disbelief becomes belief when you see ALL the light poles do indeed 
look like
bent over golf clubs that somebody just stuck in the ground.
 
You see insulation, sheet metal, and bent construction beams scattered 
all
over the place.  The buildings show up a few miles later - some look 
like
they've been badly vandalized, some look like they've been through a 
battle,
others are only walls now or look like some giant had stepped on them. 
Mobile
homes look like some giant had tossed them into the air and let them 
fall
where they may.  The luckiest only need new roofs and to remove the ton 
or
more of garbage lying in their front yard.
 
Businesses are either boarded up or display crudely spray-painted signs 
with
the word "OPEN" on them.  Often one can only guess at their name 
because their
signs are mangled remnants lying in the ditch by the side of the road.
 
Stop-lights are not working or entirely gone, street signs are bent at 
crazy
angles. Even so, drivers are very politely treating each intersection 
as if it
were a 4-way stop.
 
Everywhere there are guns - national guard, police from every 
jurisdiction
imaginable, and other officials are all out in force and all armed.  
Signs on
homes and businesses threaten looters with the ultimate penalty.
 
And within this chaos everyone is out and about, fixing things and 
helping
their neighbors and strangers alike.  No one whines, not even to 
outsiders
like myself.  I talked to dozens, maybe hundreds of people - not a 
single one
even told me what they'd been through unless I asked.  Some had lost
EVERYTHING in that one terrible afternoon and not a single "woe is me."
 
Everyone was solving problems.  First their own and then those of 
anyone in
sight.
 
While handing out food, water, toiletries there's only a moment to 
talk.  In
those moments though you hear dozens of real-life adventures, terrors, 
and
dramas:
 
One woman actually lost everything (apartment, job, possessions) and 
was
searching for a place to stay that very night.  She thanked us for the 
meal
and water and went to continue her search;
 
Another needed diapers and formula for her newborn baby.  All I had to 
do was
dig through some boxes to find the right stuff but her simple "thank 
you"
still puts tears in my eyes;
 
One man wanted food for 9 people - he had taken in 2 households worth 
of
relatives because his house still had a roof.  He left with a smile on 
his
face because he had solved today's problem - dinner for 9.
 
Another came by to find out what HE could do to help.  He had survived 
with
his home intact and figured he needed to do something for others.
 
A woman wanted to know if we had any snack food since she couldn't cook 
yet.
It turns out she hadn't heard about MRE's ( Meals Ready to Eat) and had 
been
living on snacks since the hurricane.
 
That was all before lunch.
 
In the afternoon a couple of us went down to the EOC (Emergency 
Operations
Center) located in Punta Gorda.
 
I thought things were pretty bad in Port Charlotte, they were much 
worse in
Punta Gorda.  I don't think I saw a single building in Punta Gorda that 
had
not sustained significant damage.  Many were obviously beyond repair.
 
Trees don't have leaves or even branches any more.  The airport is 
strewn with
broken airplanes - completely ignored for the time being.  Debris is
everywhere, simply shoved aside or ignored because there are more 
important
things to worry about.  Buildings are simply marked as dangerous and 
left for
some demolition crew to deal with in the future.
 
At the EOC the environment is entirely different.  There are only
professionals and a few (VERY few) volunteers.  Most are working 16 
hour days,
tied to a desk and phone.  Some have left their families behind in a 
hurricane
ravaged community to do their jobs.  Others have travelled long 
distances to
help where help is needed.  All have left their own problems at home to 
help
others.
 
All are dealing with the chaos that still reaches into the very center 
of
their operations.  Temporary AC ducts hang over their heads as a 
constant
reminder that things are not the way they are supposed to be.  They 
worry
about an oncoming rainstorm - there is doubt that the roof will keep 
the water
out.
 
Phones are ringing off the hook.  No one knows who specifically is 
handling
what part of any problem.  Frustraton is evident on many faces but no 
one
complains or is short-tempered.  They know it's worse outside for 
others and
it IS their job to help solve THOSE problems.
 
The "thank you's" here are just as sincere.  Helping them with even the
simplest of issues gives them more time and attention that can be used 
to help
others.
 
If you can spare even one day I strongly recommend spending it as a 
volunteer.
You are needed NOW.  Size, skills, age, appearance do not matter - the 
fact
that you can lend a hand in whatever way does.  I guarantee you will 
receive
more "thank you's" than you could ever imagine and make a real 
difference in
the world right now.
 
 
:-)
Joel Suhm
 
 
Be sure to view our Volunteer Minister photos 
helping FL residents after Hurricane Charley 
at our mini-website: http://www.itheta.org/charley/
 
 
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specific
purpose of informing people about important matters.
 
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To read more about iTheta, or to join, go to: http://www.itheta.org
 
 
This is a very rewarding and exciting experience....thetan opportunity 
that
will fill your heart to the brim....
 
 
ML,
Mary Spencer
PES Tampa
THETADATA@INTNET.NET
 
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Three messages below. Vital reading.

ARC,

Ruth Lorenzen

 

P.S. If you receive this message outside of the iTheta network and wish to receive regular updates about this vital campaign to assist the Volunteer Minister corps with hurricane Charley relief efforts, please send an email to director@itheta.org.

 

 

-----Original Message  #1 ------------- ---------------- ------------------------ ------------------------ 
From:  Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:57 PM 

Subject: SCIENTOLOGY DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK ACTIVATION  

THIS IS AN ACTIVATION OF THE SCIENTOLOGY DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK


ALL TRAINED VM's IN PROXIMITY TO THE HURRICANE DEV A STATION IN FLORIDA ARE NEEDED-NOW.

REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE TAMPA ORG AT 813-872-0722 OR TO NANCY WEST AT 727-441-8384.

Lynette Hall

ED  of  Int. Volunteer Minister Network 

 

-----Original Message #2------------- ---------------- ------------------------ ------------------------ 
From:  Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Subject: SCIENTOLOGY DISASTER RESPONSE #2

 

Dear Friends,

It is imperative that ALL Scientologists come to the tents tomorrow (Wed) to help.  The Scientology Disaster Response is now activated.  The only acceptable answer to the question "Can you help?" is YES!

If you need transport, be at Louise Cornoyer's house in Clearwater at 7:00 a.m.  Her address is 1476 Cleveland St. just west of Highland.  It is a big colonial style house with a large driveway where you can leave your cars. 

Anyone who can provide transport should also be at Louise's house at 7 a.m.

If you are driving directly there, please take as many people as you can.  If you're going alone, that's OK too.  WE NEED EVERYONE THERE!

Directions to the tent:  We currently have THREE tents to man up at three different locations, but you need to report in to the tent in Port Charlotte and you will be assigned from there.  All of the highway signs have blown away, so you will need to watch the mile-markers at the side of the road and match those to your maps.  You will go south on I-75 to exit #170.  The sign is lying on the ground.  When you start seeing bent over light posts, it should be the next exit.  When you get to the end of the ramp, stay to the right and you will be on Kings Highway.  Go about a mile, and you'll get to a shopping center.  The tent is at the back of the shopping center.

What to take:  Wear fairly rugged shoes.  NO SANDALS.  There is debris everywhere.  Wear cool, comfortable clothes and your VM T-shirt.  If you don't have a shirt, one will be provided for you at the tent.  Take water and food, and be sure to bring a good supply of salt and potassium or cell salts for yourself.  It's hot!

People who are coming from out of town, please contact Nancy West at 727-441-8384 for accomodations.  We have plenty of nice houses for you to sleep and shower.

ALL VMs and Scientologists are needed NOW!  This is not something which would be "nice to do if I could."  Take a day off work, CSW off course and make up the time, whatever you need to do.  You will be getting another message from the Volunteer Minister I/C International shortly.  IT IS VITAL THAT YOU SHOW UP TOMORROW, even if you can only come for half a day.

Please let me know when you are coming so I can confirm you.

Thank you for your help.  I know we can count on all of you!

ML & ARC,
Nancy West

VM Coordinator for PES Tampa
727-441-8384
Curlysing@aol.com


 

-----Original Message #3------------- ---------------- ------------------------ ------------------------ 
From:  Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Subject: ALL East US VMS & Book I Auditors -  CALL TO ARMS!

 

Dear iTheta-mates,

The Scientology Disaster Response network has been activated.  All Volunteer Ministers from the following Orgs and Missions must respond!  Many Book One auditors are also needed.

1. Tampa
2. Clearwater Mission
3. Belleair Mission
4. All other Tampa Bay area forming missions
5. Miami
6. Atlanta
7. FCDC
8. Boston
9. Cincinnati
10. Austin

In addition, any and all VMs in Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi are to activate immediately and come to Clearwater.  We have accomodations and transport.  Those who are within driving distance should bring their vehicles.  Those who need to fly should get on planes today (Wed.).  Cheap fares are available through Air Tran Airlines.

Please contact Nancy West at 727-441-8384, Mary Spencer or Ken Kleiderman at Tampa Org - 813-872-0772.

Bring sleeping bags, sturdy shoes (NO sandals - there is debris), cool, comfortable clothes, and your VM T-shirts.  If you don't have a T-shirt, one will be provided for you. Also bring plenty of salt and potassium or cell salts, because it is HOT!

It is vital that you come NOW!  It is also vital that you contact us to let us know when you are coming, so we can pick you up at the airport if necessary.  We will also need to arrange berthing for you, so please let us know.  We will need your name, your phone number, and your arrival time, whether you are driving or flying.

I can guarantee two things:
1.  You will have HUGE wins working at the tents!
2.  We will take good care of you!

We are looking forward to accepting your help!

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 1:55 AM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] ASSIST TABLES NEEDED!!!
 
 
Dear iThetans,
 
We need more assist tables for the VM tents.  If anyone has one or more 
that
they could lend to us, that would be wonderful!!  Please spread the 
word and
let me know ASAP!
There are 4 messages below:
 
1. All Able-bodied Scientologists needed now!!
2. A FL VM Story!!
3. 40 VMs per day needed NOW!!!
4. VMs VITAL - Important alternative!
 
 
-----Original Message #1-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 6:56 PM
Subject: [iTheta-TampaBay] ALL ABLE-BODIED SCIENTOLOGISTS NEED NOW!!
 
 
ATTENTION ALL ABLE-BODIED SCIENTOLOGISTS!!
 
There is an urgent need for 15 people and at least one fork-lift 
operator in
Port Charlotte on Sunday morning, 22 Aug.  The Stadium in Port 
Charlotte is
the place where all of the food and water is delivered for distribution 
to the
entire county (including our tents).  The people from the FL J.C.s have 
been
working AND sleeping there since last Friday.  They are all leaving 
tonight,
so
we need to get as many people there as possible starting tomorrow 
morning.
 
The Red Cross has asked us for our help. THIS IS URGENT AND VITAL!  We 
must
keep this facility operating so people will get the food, water, and 
other
supplies they need.
 
Please call Nancy West at 727-441-8384 to confirm that you are going 
AND GET
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.
 
Here are directions on how to get to the tent:
 
Take I-75 South to Exit #170.  The sign may be down, lying on the 
ground, but
when you start seeing bent-over light posts, it is the next exit.  At 
the end
of the ramp, stay to the right and you'll be on Kings Highway South.  
Continue
on Kings Highway for about 1 mile.  You will see a shopping center on 
your
left, and the tent is behind it.  You should be able to see the tent 
from the
street.
 
Here are the directions on how to get to the Stadium:
 
Take I-75 South to the Toledo Blade exit (Exit #179).  Turn right at 
the end
of the ramp and go to Route 41 (the Tamiami Trail).  Turn left at Route 
41 and
drive for about 6 minutes to Rt. 776.  Turn right on Rt. 776 and after 
about a
minute or two you will see the Stadium on your left.  Report to either 
Frank
Fasano or Terry Filer-James.
 
Remember to report to the tent in Port Charlotte FIRST before going on 
to the
Stadium.
 
So -- that's it folks.  Please do everything you possibly can to get 
there.
If you can't go, call people until you find someone who can go and give 
them
my phone number.  Strong teen-agers would be great for this!
 
I'm counting on all of you to make this happen.  We must keep all of 
the food,
water, and other supplies moving!
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
727-441-8384
 
 
-----Original Message #2-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 6:14 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] A FL VM Story!!
 
Here's a treat for you to read - a story from a VM who has been working 
at the
tents almost every day.   Enjoy!
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
 
>From Mike Henderson: Today, I ran the North location in Port 
Charlotte. We
gave out about 10,000 meals today, in just that one location. People 
come by
in cars and the whole family is in the car as that is all they have 
left.
There's grandma, pa, ma, and the kids. Hungry. Nowhere to shower. No 
A/C in 93
degree heat. Everything we do is appreciated. We're tired at the end of 
the
day, but there is no greater feeling than to HELP all day long.
 
We are looking at opening our fourth location in Arcadia with a small 
tent I
own and some food. The water and food will be needed for awhile due to 
the
extent of the damage to the electric system. We're in for the long 
haul. My
wife Donna Shannon and I are opening a new Mission in Ft. Myers this 
Fall. I
keep hearing people say how " wonderful it would be if people really 
helped
each other like this all the time". Right on!
 
Love, Mike Henderson
 
 
-----Original Message #3-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 6:09 PM
Subject: [iTheta-TampaBay] 40 VMs PER DAY NEEDED NOW!!!
 
 
Dearest iThetans,
 
The VM response has been excellent!!  However, while others pull out, 
we are
needed more than ever to help.  It isn't over.
 
We need to keep a minimum of 40 people per day at the VM tents.
We now have 4 tents to keep things going and these tents have become 
stable
points that are depended upon by the people needing relief. This is 
truly
vital work that we are doing to help these people who have had their 
lives
turned upside down by Hurricane Charley.
 
YOUR contribution of help is very important.  Please do whatever you 
can to
make it go right to get to the tents.  We have
transportation to the tent sites for you, so all you have to do is show 
up at
Louise Cournoyer's house.  We also need people who can provide 
transport to
show up at the same place:
 
1476 Cleveland St., just west of Highland in Clearwater
Be there at 7:00 a.m. if you need transport or can provide transport.  
If you
already have a car full of people, you can just drive straight to the 
tents.
Call or e-mail me for directions.
 
Please let us know when you are coming.
 
Please contact Mary Spencer at Tampa Org - 813-872-0722
or Nancy West at 727-441-8384.
 
I expect to hear from ALL of you!!  I guarantee you will have wins you 
never
dreamed of when you spend the day helping others at one of the tents!
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
 
 
-----Original Message #4-----
From: Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 6:25 PM
Subject: [iTheta-TampaBay] VMs VITAL - IMPORTANT ALTERNATIVE!
 
 
Dear Tampa Bay iThetans,
 
This message is ONLY for all VMs who are not able to go to the tents.  
The
United Way has a HUGE project in Tampa and desperately needs help.  
They need
to sort and organize mountains of supplies for the people who lost 
everything
in the storm.  This means everything from toothpaste to toilet paper to 
socks.
 
To help with this project, you can call 813-612-9000 OR go to
http://www.uwtb.com
 
But call me at 727-441-8384 first for specific instructions.
 
If you go to the website, you can sign on with your name, then click on
"opportunities" and follow the instructions.
 
If you are unable go to down to the tents, this is a way you can
contribute.
Please let me know if you are going and when you are going.  I urge you 
to do
this if you have a few hours during any day of the week.  I know that I 
can
count on you Tampa Bay VM iThetans to come through on this!
 
ML & ARC,
Nancy West
727-441-8384
Curlysing@aol.com
 
 
 
 
Be sure to view our Volunteer Minister photos 
helping FL residents after Hurricane Charley 
at our mini-website: http://www.itheta.org/charley/
 
 
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ML & ARC,
Nancy West
727-441-8384
Curlysing@aol.com
 
 
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From: 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:18 PM

 

Dear iThetans,

This call to arms is for REAL.  Even though not as many people have died as in NY on 9/11, there are tens of thousands of people here in GREAT need.  Since there aren't as many deaths, the media is not giving our situation here in Florida much broad coverage.  Here is the reality:

The entire power grid is down in Central Florida, and is having to be re-built from the ground up.  People have no water, no food, and thousands have completely lost their homes and businesses.  The Salvation Army ran out of meals while there was still a long line of people waiting for their ONE meal of the day. 

In the sweltering August heat, water and ice are vital.  Babies are suffering in the heat.  The problem is getting things distributed.  This is where we come in.  Also, tens of thousands of people have lost everything.  They need our help!!  We are the ones who know what to do.  We need VMs to be in EVERY small town which has been devastated.  We need VMs in the large cities which have indescribable damage.  The guys in the yellow shirts should be EVERYWHERE during this horrific crises. 

The general media is not showing nearly enough pictures of the devastation.  The destruction is truly horrendous -- in fact unbelievable.  Whole towns have been practically wiped out.
Schools are demolished.  There is no gas, so very few people can drive anywhere to get supplies.  There are no phones, so they can't call anyone for help.  We need to be able to visit neighborhoods to distribute food and water to people who can't get out, or who have no transport.  WE NEED PEOPLE HERE NOW!!!!!!!!  I CANNOT EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH.    

The VMs who are helping now are having HUGE wins.  The people are so grateful and it takes such a little bit to bring them up-tone and really help them.  YOU are needed to bring order and help to these devastated areas.

I recall busloads and car caravans leaving Clearwater to help in New York after 9/11.  The need here in Florida is in fact MUCH greater.  Where are you guys?!?!  It's time to get going NOW!  We need you IMMEDIATELY!  We won't need you in 3 or 4 weeks, but we DO need you NOW!!!

I would like to thank all the VMs who are currently making the trip from Clearwater to Port Charlotte every day.  You are truly heroes!  Now we need at LEAST ONE HUNDRED more just like you.

We have some very nice homes here in Clearwater for people to stay in.  We have transport to and from the tents.  All you have to do is get here.  Please do it NOW!  Get on a plane, get in your car, get a group together and come!

I would like ALL VM I/Cs in the entire U.S. to get in comm with me immediately!  We could definitely use more tents along with people to man them up.  There are hundreds of people from other churches volunteering all over the place.  We, the Scientologists,  need to do at least as much!

Call Nancy West at 727-441-8384 or e-mail me at Curlysing@aol.com  Do it NOW!!

Much love & ARC,
Nancy West

 

-----------------------------------------------

 

 

Dearest iThetans,

Well, you've done it again.  iTheta is coming through with donations.  So far we've raised over $5,000 in 24 hours!  This is wonderful!  I would like to thank everyone who has donated.  Now please keep up the good work and keep those dollars coming in.  They are truly needed!!!

To donate by credit card, please call Tampa Org and tell them you want to make a donation to the VMs: 813-872-0722.

To make a donation by check, make it out to "Church of Scientology of Tampa" and mail it to me:
Nancy West
916 Grand Central Street
Clearwater, FL  33756

The devastation here in Florida is much greater and more wide-spread than it was in NY during 9/11.  SIX MILLION people here have been effected by Hurricane Charley. We raised $60,000 for NY VMs.  Let's see if we can match that for Florida.  START!!!

Much love & ARC,
Nancy West

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Go to this webpage: http://www.itheta.org/charley/
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-----Original Message-----
From: 
 Nancy West Curlysing@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 11:35 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] URGENT! 9/11 in Florida!! Message #2 Please read!

Dear wonderful iThetans,

We all pulled together in New York in 2001.  Now we need to do it again!  Even though the death toll from hurricane Charley was miniscule compared to that in N.Y., the devastation is FAR, FAR worse.   Tens of thousands of people are homeless.  There are two major cities and at least a dozen small towns which will have NO electricity for seven to ten days.  In the small agricultural communities where they get ALL of their water from wells, this is a catastrophe.  With no electricity, there is no way to pump the water out of the wells.  Cattle and other animals, as well as people will suffer. Thousands and thousands of people have lost everything they own, and even their businesses.  The economic impact, especially in the smaller towns, is devastating.

WE ARE THE ONES WHO CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
And we must do something IMMEDIATELY!!

I want all of you, no matter where you are, to either donate the $$ needed, or to arrive here in Clearwater/Tampa.  This is vital.  We need at LEAST 100 VMs.  We currently have two tents up:  one in Punta Gorda and one in Fort Charlotte.  Miami and Orlando are sending their tents to us, and these need to be manned up.

Also, we need enough VMs to send a cavalcade through all of the small towns north and east of Punta Gorda.

Please do whatever you can to help.  Donations can be mailed to me:  Nancy West
916 Grand Central Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Be sure to make the check out to Church of Scientology, Tampa .

Credit card donations can be made by calling Tampa Org at 813-872-0722.  Tell them you want to make a donation for the VMs and they will connect you with the correct Div. 6 terminal.  You can also call me to make credit card donations:  727-441-8384

It is vital that you let me know when you are coming, and whether or not you need to be picked up at the airport.  Also, if you want a place to sleep, you'd better let me know so I can arrange that for you.  If you can drive from anyplace in Florida, or Georgia, the Carolinas, etc., please let me know that too so I can arrange your accomodations and food.   Anyone with a car, van, or truck will be of GREAT help!

Bring comfortable clothes, rugged shoes, sleeping bags, food, water, lots of cell salts or salt & potassium, and your yellow VM t-shirt.  If you don't have a shirt, you will be provided with one.

Please e-mail me if you have any questions.  Please act FAST!  Water and ice distribution MUST be done on an urgent basis, as the heat is intense, especially in the interior of Central Florida, where all the small towns are located.  The military and the Dept. of Forestry do not have the personnel to do it.  It's going to be up to us.  We will be saving lives!  I'm counting on all of you to either arrive here or donate.  We WILL make this happen, because we are the Scientologists in the YELLOW SHIRTS!!

Much love & ARC,
Nancy West,
VM Coordinator for PES Tampa Org

P.S.  Please send this out to every Scientologist you know.  Please be sure to remove any references to iTheta before you send it.  Thank you!
  

 

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RGENT – 50 VM’S NEEDED TO GO TO HURRICANE DISASTER AREA



SCIENTOLOGISTS AND VMS – YOU ARE NEEDED!!


TWO BASES OF OPERATION HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE DISASTER AREAS - ONE IN PORT CHARLOTTE AND ONE IN PUNTA GORDA BY AN INITIAL TEAM OF VMS. MORE VMS ARE NEEDED TO GO DOWN TOMORROW!


The VMs have established comm lines with the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in both locations and have started distributing food, materials, water etc.


In Port Charlotte, the 17’X 17’ VM tent has been set up and is a distribution point for needed supplies (water, ice, tarps to cover holes in roofs etc).  The VMs in Port Charlotte, led by Gerhard Haag, have connected up with the Florida Division of Forestry and are being utilized by them to pass out these supplies. There has already been media coverage of the VM’s works there.



Gerhard Haag is on his way back from there right now to pick up the large tent and turn around and go back there tonight or first thing in the morning and set up the second tent in Punta Gorda.



The other team of VMs, led by VM I/C Judy Fagerman and Dir Success Louise Cournoyer, set up a base of operations with the EOC in Punta Gorda near the airport.  They too were heavily involved in the distribution of supplies.



The EOC in Punta Gorda has requested at least another 30 + VMs (and more if we can get them) to come and help tomorrow as early as possible as they are overloaded and need our help to distribute the supplies.  Judy and Louise are on their way back to CW tonight but will be heading back down tomorrow morning around 9am.  It takes about 2 hours to get there with the traffic etc.



The base in Port Charlotte also needs more VMs as well to man the tent there.


DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Call Judy Fagerman at 733-2601 (hm) or her cell phone 410-6921 after 7am (Eastern Time) tomorrow or email her at jfagerman@intnet.net
if you get this message tonight.


If you get this message later in the day but are able to go down, call me at 467-5807 or email me back.


WHAT TO BRING: 

wear your VM shirt if you have one, rugged shoes, jeans etc.
extra water, salt, potassium, etc. extra food as the lines are not yet set up.

If you are driving, put in a full tank of gas as the gas stations near the area are out of gas.

Sleeping bag if you plan on staying over night (there is not yet an established place to sleep but is being worked on)



CAN’T GO BUT WANT TO HELP?

We can use donations of VM booklets, solutions to a dangerous environment booklets & TWTH booklets

Big fat permanent markers of different colors, 10 + sheets of poster boards and 2” clear tape (needed to make signs)

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:

The phone lines are down and most cell phones are not working there either. If you have walkie talkies that have a range of 5-10 miles, those are very much needed so that the different VM teams can stay in comm with each other.


QUESTIONS?


Call me or Judy Fagerman at the above numbers

Thank you in advance for all of your help and support!


Sincerely,

Sarah Gorgone

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URGENT – 50 VM’S NEEDED TO GO TO HURRICANE DISASTER AREA



SCIENTOLOGISTS AND VMS – YOU ARE NEEDED!!


TWO BASES OF OPERATION HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE DISASTER AREAS - ONE IN PORT CHARLOTTE AND ONE IN PUNTA GORDA BY AN INITIAL TEAM OF VMS. MORE VMS ARE NEEDED TO GO DOWN TOMORROW!


The VMs have established comm lines with the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in both locations and have started distributing food, materials, water etc.


In Port Charlotte, the 17’X 17’ VM tent has been set up and is a distribution point for needed supplies (water, ice, tarps to cover holes in roofs etc).  The VMs in Port Charlotte, led by Gerhard Haag, have connected up with the Florida Division of Forestry and are being utilized by them to pass out these supplies. There has already been media coverage of the VM’s works there.



Gerhard Haag is on his way back from there right now to pick up the large tent and turn around and go back there tonight or first thing in the morning and set up the second tent in Punta Gorda.



The other team of VMs, led by VM I/C Judy Fagerman and Dir Success Louise Cournoyer, set up a base of operations with the EOC in Punta Gorda near the airport.  They too were heavily involved in the distribution of supplies.



The EOC in Punta Gorda has requested at least another 30 + VMs (and more if we can get them) to come and help tomorrow as early as possible as they are overloaded and need our help to distribute the supplies.  Judy and Louise are on their way back to CW tonight but will be heading back down tomorrow morning around 9am.  It takes about 2 hours to get there with the traffic etc.



The base in Port Charlotte also needs more VMs as well to man the tent there.


DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Call Judy Fagerman at 733-2601 (hm) or her cell phone 410-6921 after 7am (Eastern Time) tomorrow or email her at jfagerman@intnet.net
if you get this message tonight.


If you get this message later in the day but are able to go down, call me at 467-5807 or email me back.


WHAT TO BRING: 

wear your VM shirt if you have one, rugged shoes, jeans etc.
extra water, salt, potassium, etc. extra food as the lines are not yet set up.

If you are driving, put in a full tank of gas as the gas stations near the area are out of gas.

Sleeping bag if you plan on staying over night (there is not yet an established place to sleep but is being worked on)



CAN’T GO BUT WANT TO HELP?

We can use donations of VM booklets, solutions to a dangerous environment booklets & TWTH booklets

Big fat permanent markers of different colors, 10 + sheets of poster boards and 2” clear tape (needed to make signs)

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:

The phone lines are down and most cell phones are not working there either. If you have walkie talkies that have a range of 5-10 miles, those are very much needed so that the different VM teams can stay in comm with each other.


QUESTIONS?


Call me or Judy Fagerman at the above numbers

Thank you in advance for all of your help and support!


Sincerely,

Sarah Gorgone

I HELP REP FSO

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Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 10:41 PM
Subject: [iTheta-Talk] HELP NEEDED NOW! URGENT VM NEWS!!!!!!!!

Dearest iThetans,

As you probably remember, I was the chief reg and coordinator during the 9/11 crisis, and together we made it possible for our Volunteer Ministers to do a great job.  That same magnitude of help is needed NOW here in Florida.  AND I MEAN NOW!!  All local Tampa area VMS are needed!!  Please read the message below from Mary Spencer, PES Tampa Org.  If you have any questions, you can contact me at 727-441-8384, or e-mail me at Curlysing@aol.com.

If anyone needs transport or can provide transport for any VMs from Clearwater, please meet at Louise Cornoyer's house (1476 Cleveland St., just west of Highland, big 2-story colonial style house) and be ready to leave there no later than 7:30 a.m. People who can transport others should wait there for people who need transport.

It's about a 2 hour drive to Port Charlotte, so anyone who can leave early enough to be in Port Charlotte by 8:30 a.m. should do so.  If you need directions on how to get there, I will e-mail them to you, so please contact me right away for that.


Now please be sure to read ALL of Mary's message below.  It contains vital data.

Hello Team,


Your help is needed.

This needs to go out on all lines.   We are making a difference in Punta Gorda.

   I will give you a short debrief from the VM I/C Gerhard Haug and some wins below but first this is what is URGENTLY NEEDED:

  1. YOU  work out how you can take time off work this week and go to Punta Gorda and assist with your VM team.

  2. YOU... we have 2 locations with our bright yellow VM tents.  A minimum of 20 people are needed in each location.

3.   YOU  tomorrow the VM tent from Miami arrives and will need to be manned with VM's as well.  The community is coming to know that the guys in the yellow shirts help. We need a minimum of 40 VM in Punta Gorda each day.

4.  Donations are needed for gas, food, VM shirts etc.  Call Tampa Org for all donations.  Checks can be made out to the Church of Scientology of Tampa.  Credit cards are cool.  VISA, Master Card, Discover, American Express.

5.  It is important that VMs can be recognized.  Bring your VM shirt with you.  We actually need someone to launder the shirts each night so that they can be used the next day.

6.  Berthing--we need people to provide space for VMs to sleep and bathe.  We have some VM's coming in from other parts of the country.  Clearwater space is fine,  closer is better.  Some VM's are staying on location.

7.  A volunteer to co-ordinate and ensure the volunteers are contacted and arrive.  This is needed immediately.  Please call the PES Tampa at 727-467-0888 or Tampa Org at 813-872-0722.

8.  PR terminals who can handle the media.  There were 20 TV stations there today at one location alone.  If you are trained as a PR and can help please contact Tampa Org at the phone above.

9.  YOU ARE NEEDED

Gerhart said that today 2000 cars drove to their location for supplies.  There were 50 military helping with the Florida Dept. of Forestry and The Guys in Yellow Shirts.

Tomorrow the 50 military guys (see win below) are assigned to another task.  They were given a copy of The Way to Happiness and on a break were reading their booklets. Some of the military personnel wanted to come back an get assists and will be back.

Gerhard said that 100's of cars and people will be back tomorrow for supplies and help and the Dept. of Forestry has asked for us to be there to help as they do not have the manpower to do the job themselves.

Check in at the VM tent in Port Charlotte in the morning 8:30am or when you arrive. 

ML,
Mary Spencer
PES Tampa  Org 



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URGENT – 50 VM’S NEEDED TO GO TO HURRICANE DISASTER AREA



SCIENTOLOGISTS AND VMS – YOU ARE NEEDED!!


TWO BASES OF OPERATION HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE DISASTER AREAS - ONE IN PORT CHARLOTTE AND ONE IN PUNTA GORDA BY AN INITIAL TEAM OF VMS. MORE VMS ARE NEEDED TO GO DOWN TOMORROW!


The VMs have established comm lines with the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in both locations and have started distributing food, materials, water etc.


In Port Charlotte, the 17’X 17’ VM tent has been set up and is a distribution point for needed supplies (water, ice, tarps to cover holes in roofs etc).  The VMs in Port Charlotte, led by Gerhard Haag, have connected up with the Florida Division of Forestry and are being utilized by them to pass out these supplies. There has already been media coverage of the VM’s works there.



Gerhard Haag is on his way back from there right now to pick up the large tent and turn around and go back there tonight or first thing in the morning and set up the second tent in Punta Gorda.



The other team of VMs, led by VM I/C Judy Fagerman and Dir Success Louise Cournoyer, set up a base of operations with the EOC in Punta Gorda near the airport.  They too were heavily involved in the distribution of supplies.



The EOC in Punta Gorda has requested at least another 30 + VMs (and more if we can get them) to come and help tomorrow as early as possible as they are overloaded and need our help to distribute the supplies.  Judy and Louise are on their way back to CW tonight but will be heading back down tomorrow morning around 9am.  It takes about 2 hours to get there with the traffic etc.



The base in Port Charlotte also needs more VMs as well to man the tent there.


DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Call Judy Fagerman at 733-2601 (hm) or her cell phone 410-6921 after 7am (Eastern Time) tomorrow or email her at jfagerman@intnet.net
if you get this message tonight.


If you get this message later in the day but are able to go down, call me at 467-5807 or email me back.


WHAT TO BRING: 

wear your VM shirt if you have one, rugged shoes, jeans etc.
extra water, salt, potassium, etc. extra food as the lines are not yet set up.

If you are driving, put in a full tank of gas as the gas stations near the area are out of gas.

Sleeping bag if you plan on staying over night (there is not yet an established place to sleep but is being worked on)



CAN’T GO BUT WANT TO HELP?

We can use donations of VM booklets, solutions to a dangerous environment booklets & TWTH booklets

Big fat permanent markers of different colors, 10 + sheets of poster boards and 2” clear tape (needed to make signs)

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:

The phone lines are down and most cell phones are not working there either. If you have walkie talkies that have a range of 5-10 miles, those are very much needed so that the different VM teams can stay in comm with each other.


QUESTIONS?


Call me or Judy Fagerman at the above numbers

Thank you in advance for all of your help and support!


Sincerely,

Sarah Gorgone

I HELP REP FSO

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