Aug 31, 2005

Open Letter to Evelyn Turner in New Orleans

'Minimum Hundreds' Killed in New Orleans: "''What I'm supposed to do? Sit with the body until you get somebody?''

-- Evelyn Turner, left, who was having trouble getting officials to retrieve the body of her husband, who had suffered from lung cancer and died when oxygen ran out"

Dearest Evelyn, I am so sorry this has happened to you. We should have been better prepared. We should be there helping you now. I'm sorry for your grief. I wish I could open my house to you. I wish I could hug you up and feed you a good home cooked meal. I wish that things will get better for you soon.

Donate to the Red Cross.

After reading some other blogs today I did find a good question. Is watching the news about the flood like rubbernecking or is it our responsibilities as humans to bear witness?

I am not watching much news, I just can't handle the grief and I have an impressionable toddler, yet I do understand bearing witness and I did write this this letter.

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