Debit cards help out flood victims - News

A Buddhist group gave out more than a hundred debit cards yesterday to help families affected by the flooding in last month's storm. Full Story
John Kamaka

Kailua, HI

#1 Jan 5, 2009
A Buddhist group gave out more than a hundred debit cards yesterday to help families affected by the flooding in last month's storm.

Tzu Chi Foundation, based in Taiwan, gave out the cash cards at the Waialua District Park Gym with the help of the state Civil Defense and the Hawaii National Guard.

Hats off to this Taiwan Tzu Chi foundation for assisting flood victims. Hey, how come a foreign organization takes care of Oahu residents, but Mufi the mayor can't and abused $millions of taxpayers money to "promote" a private rail system, money that can be used for these flood victims?

I guess giving Elisa Yadao more than $500,000 of taxpayers money to promote himself more important than the recent flood victims of Oahu? Well, maybe its time to impeach him, what do you think?
willie

Farmington, MI

#2 Jan 5, 2009
John Kamaka wrote:
A Buddhist group gave out more than a hundred debit cards yesterday to help families affected by the flooding in last month's storm.
Tzu Chi Foundation, based in Taiwan, gave out the cash cards at the Waialua District Park Gym with the help of the state Civil Defense and the Hawaii National Guard.
Hats off to this Taiwan Tzu Chi foundation for assisting flood victims. Hey, how come a foreign organization takes care of Oahu residents, but Mufi the mayor can't and abused $millions of taxpayers money to "promote" a private rail system, money that can be used for these flood victims?
I guess giving Elisa Yadao more than $500,000 of taxpayers money to promote himself more important than the recent flood victims of Oahu? Well, maybe its time to impeach him, what do you think?
I think it is high time to wean EVERYONE off government handouts, that is what I think.
Peter

Ewa Beach, HI

#3 Jan 5, 2009
Is the RED CROSS to Cheep to give out any more help. Thay have DEBIT CARDS to
but are not helping any more thay said.
Walker

Fairfax, VA

#4 Jan 5, 2009
It's getting pretty bad when a Buddhist group from Taiwan has to help disaster victims in Hawaii because the Red Cross, local government, state government, and Federal government refuse to help them.
leeward lolo

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 5, 2009
Peter wrote:
Is the RED CROSS to Cheep to give out any more help. Thay have DEBIT CARDS to
but are not helping any more thay said.
I witnessed the Red Cross in Action. A house had burned down and Red Cross people were there while it was still smoking. They found the victims a place for three days and helped with a rental following that.
Please do not put down the Red Cross, if they are not there I think they probably have a good reason.
leeward lolo

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 5, 2009
willie wrote:
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I think it is high time to wean EVERYONE off government handouts, that is what I think.
I agree but these do not seem to be the normal government handout people. Obviously they do some work.
Gayle Nakama

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jan 6, 2009
Awesome story to see others helping others. Great!!!

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