September 02, 2005

It's Time For Church: Sunday's Bucket Brigade

Before Ms. Bitch Katrina fucked up our country, my Labor Day Holiday looked like a typical holiday weekend:

* Art openings and parties to attend
* A United Church of Bitchitude and Latter Day Drunks Sunday Luncheon at the Greek Festival
* A Japanese Festival to attend
* 3 freelance projects to finish
* A yard to mow
* Laundry to wash
But now, I have to confess that I feel the need to do something that really matters for somebody other than myself. That's the rub when you get up on your soapbox -- you have to get off it and practice what you preach.

An Angry Black Bitch and I will be collecting, assembling and helping out the fine folks below this Sunday from Noon - 1 P.M.

That's church time, y'all -- and the United Church of Bitchitude and Latter Day Drunks is ready to get to work.

Personally, I know I have to do something more with my hands -- something more than just typing. The time for typing will come later.

I just need to feel like I've made some sort of contribution before I sit my ass down to eat some baklava at the Greek Fest, which we will still attend, by the way.

That's just the way a Bitch and I were raised:

"Don't be strolling on in for Sunday Dinner, if you can't get your ass out for Sunday Service."

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Health Kit and Flood Bucket Drive
Saturday and Sunday
Sept. 3 and 4th
9:00am - 9:00pm each day
Deer Creek Shopping Center parking lot,
between Big Bend and Laclede Station Rd, in Maplewood, MO.

We'll be collecting kits and items for kits that meet the guidelines set by United Methodist Committee on Relief. These kits have the essentials needed to take a small step towards recovery after a disaster.

*Volunteers are needed at the collection site, and may have to assemble the kits from donated materials.

*One or two hour shifts would likely be the ideal arrangement, but if you can stay longer it would be great!

* Time is of the essence.

Please pass this information along to anyone you know.

If you know of any business willing to donate materials or other supplies, please pass this on.

There is much still to do.

Please respond to Dale Chambers (314) 724-1905
if you are available to volunteer as well -- or just bring your ass on over with some money or some of the items below.

Guidelines for Health Kit
A Health Kit contains specific items:

1-hand towel (15" x 25" up to 17" x 27")
1-wash cloth
1-comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
1-nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
1-bath-size bar of soap (3 oz and up)
1-toothbrush (single brush only in original wrapper; no child-sized brushes)
1-large tube of toothpaste (4.5 or larger, expiration date must be 6 months or longer in advance of the date of shipment to Sager Brown)
6-adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages

All items should be placed inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag. No money, notes, religious or political literature, or other items should be placed in the kits.

Posted September 2, 2005 02:27 PM
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