Southeastern U.S. Tornado Damage

Over the past week, I've seen multiple Facebook updates regarding Osama bin Laden's death (and the apparent disagreements regarding whether or not he is actually dead, and, if so, whether or not we should celebrate), and the release of Obama's birth certificate (not to mention the views of several conspiracy theorists).  In comparison, I've seen very few updates mentioning our country's deadliest tornado outbreak of the last four decades and the horrifying aftermath of these natural disasters.  Over three-hundred people have been found dead, several thousand injured, and cities ruined (specifically Tuscaloosa, Alabama).

Although numerous organizations have contributed relief funds, many areas in the Southeast are deeply in need of aid.  If nothing else, I hope those who have been unaffected by these events are at least aware of the issues at hand and willing to offer their support - prayers included.


  1. I may be wrong but its odd to me how fast our government will give aide so quickly to other diasatered countries but our own may claim a state of emergency but you hear of how the system, insurance comapnies and such just screw their own people.
    Lets take care of other countries but not our own.
    I always say our country is assbackwards.

  2. It is a bit disheartening to find that the Red Cross is sorely in need of funds. What concerns me even more is how many children are homeless because of the recent tornadoes.

  3. Thank you for this post. I had no idea.

  4. Thank you for this post. You are so right. I'll also add that in Memphis, where I live, the rivers are flooding so badly that people are being evacuated from their homes. It's so scary. The tornado outbreak was awful, and it was on top of 2 or 3 weeks straight of rain!

  5. It's true that this story has sadly not gotten any of the attention that it should. Thanks for calling attention to it - I hope Americans will follow suit.


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