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    #16
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    Just watching the news tonight I question the logistics of getting much to PR. The military are making flights with necessities like water, fuel, generators, etc. Many people seem to be wading through waist deep water to get places. I think only 1 cell tower is functional. The majority have no power. The devastation is just overwhelming. Everything has to come in by air or ship. My LQS is partnering with M* with quilts to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Haven't heard anything about Irma or Marie or the Caribbean.

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      #17
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      I didn't see anything on helping Harvey survivors ... anyone have a link to that
      Priscilla Lujan
      Los Angeles, CA:icon_cool:

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        #18
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        I thought I saved more free patterns, they ended up being from Etsy. This one is cute though.

        http://cailamade.com/paper-bag-dress-tutorial/
        "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

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          #19
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          I just read this on Quilting Jet Girl's Blog.

          https://quiltingjetgirl.com/2017/09/...ndusviauction/

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            #20
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            I just saw on the NBC website that there are thousands of containers packed full of relief supplies, medicine, construction materials, food, etc. that have arrived in San Juan and are on the docks. HOWEVER. The infrastructure is mostly destroyed, and the truck drivers and their trucks have not returned to work yet. I suppose they are taking care of their own families right now, and who can blame them? Plus, the roads are mostly destroyed. I understand the situation in the areas outside of the cities is even worse. I know the military is distributing thousands of satellite phones all over the island since the cell towers are all destroyed except for one. So perhaps phone services will again be available and the people can learn what is arriving at their docks or already there. It's just hard to imagine how impossible all this is for Puerto Rico.

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              #21
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              Yea and the administration is calling their response a "Good News Story"
              "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

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                #22
                Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

                Originally posted by Midge View Post
                I just saw on the NBC website that there are thousands of containers packed full of relief supplies, medicine, construction materials, food, etc. that have arrived in San Juan and are on the docks. HOWEVER. The infrastructure is mostly destroyed, and the truck drivers and their trucks have not returned to work yet. I suppose they are taking care of their own families right now, and who can blame them? Plus, the roads are mostly destroyed. I understand the situation in the areas outside of the cities is even worse. I know the military is distributing thousands of satellite phones all over the island since the cell towers are all destroyed except for one. So perhaps phone services will again be available and the people can learn what is arriving at their docks or already there. It's just hard to imagine how impossible all this is for Puerto Rico.
                There is also a lack of gasoline and diesel to move those trucks. What little they have is being used for things like hospital generators. So truck drivers can't drive anyway.

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