Red Cross

@daeckardt (6245)
United States
September 3, 2011 6:43am CST
I have been out of touch for a while because of school and having too much to do. Now I will be out of touch for other reasons. I have been contacted to go to the east coast to help with the flooding. As a disaster volunteer, I will be working long hours and may not have internet access even when I am not working. I will be taking my laptop with me, but I may not be able to use it. I have so many unanswered discussions in my email box right now it is not even funny. I hope that I can catch up before the end of the month. I haven't forgot about any of you, I just haven't had time to look at all the discussions. I am feeling great right now and having a purpose does make a difference. I think everyone should try to make a difference somehow, whether it be by donating time or money or something else. Have a great weekend!!!
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6 responses
@AmbiePam (48164)
• United States
3 Sep 11
I was going to ask how you were feeling. I'm glad to hear you are feeling so well. I hope you can keep it up. Good for you for helping out.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
5 Sep 11
I am feeling great. I think the fact that I am doing something helps a lot. I just hope it all goes well. Have a great week!!!
• United States
3 Sep 11
Oh this is wonderful to hear! That you are feeling great and that you will be helping a worthy cause. Yes I agree we all should remember our own blessings and chip in somewhere and help others as well. I too do charity work for a Children's organization, although I have not been feeling well lately and unable to. I have been helping them for many, many years and God willing I will continue. Have a wonderful time, and you need not worry about our discussions, as they will be there when you have time. Have a safe and happy time.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
5 Sep 11
I should be able to get a few discussions/responses done each day for a while. I will probably be based in Albany, NY, but not sure what time I would be getting back each day. I will try to at least include an update. Have a great week!!!
@margeryann (1853)
• United States
4 Sep 11
I'm glad that you are feeling better and I'm so excited that you made it through all of your struggles that you've been through! You are such a good person to do all the things that you do for different organizations that help people! Maybe you will get lucky while you are gone to have internet where you will be staying. I've been missing you and wondering how you are. I'm so glad to know that you are feeling goodI hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
5 Sep 11
I do have internet, at least in the evening. I got to Albany this evening and there is free wi-fi in the hotel. Where I stayed in White Plains last night, they charged for internet so I didn't go online. Besides, I was tired because I didn't sleep well the night before leaving. Have a great week!!!
• United States
5 Sep 11
I'm glad that you have internet it will make your time go a little better when you do have extra time that is.I wouldn't go on either if I had to pay for it.You have a great week too and thank you for replying back to me!
@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep 11
I had worried a little about you. Glad you have been able to do positive things like school. When you get a chance come back on and tell us how it is going where you are helping. It is good to have something to do that is of value.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
5 Sep 11
I just arrived in Albany, NY and got checked into the hotel. I will find out what the plan is tomorrow. We will probably be based here and go out each day to make contact with people.
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Sep 11
Thanks for keeping us updated. I imagine you will have some interesting discussions to share at a later date.
• United States
4 Sep 11
You will definitely be missed and don't feel bad I have so many unanswered discussions on my email as well right now with the long weekend Im trying to play catch up. Between work my children school & homework and my online college courses I barely have tome for myself let alone log on and discuss. I am so happy to hear you are feeling great it sounds like you are enjoying life and that's the way it should be. Its a good cause I know there are a lot of people that are in need of help in the east coast. So I wish you the best of luck and hope to hear from you soon.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
5 Sep 11
I think I got lucky. I was assigned to Albany and it looks like I might be based here and go out only during the day. If that is the case, I should be able to get online every day. I really hope so because that way I should be able to catch up a little bit. Have a great week!!!
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
Hi! I am so proud of you my friend. Even though you have been through so much this past few months you can still devote your time to some people who needs it most. Take care of your health and have a safe trip.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
3 Sep 11
Thanks! I feel like I really need to do something for the community since I am getting handouts right now. I will keep pushing as long as I am physically able to. Have a great weekend!!!