Smyth, Wythe counties focus on provid...

Smyth, Wythe counties focus on providing health supply kits to Haiti

There are 8 comments on the Clinch Valley News story from Jan 19, 2010, titled Smyth, Wythe counties focus on providing health supply kits to Haiti. In it, Clinch Valley News reports that:

A quickly set up meeting saw the formation Tuesday of the Mountain Empire Haiti Relief Challenge that will reach across Smyth and Wythe counties to collect basic but critical health supplies and ship them to earthquake-ravaged Haiti over the next three weeks.

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SNAFU

Bristol, TN

#1 Jan 22, 2010
Smyth and Wythe counties are both just plain stupid. The unemployment rates are through the roof,cops are corrupt,judges are whoremongers,and the county governments are extremely inept. AND all they are worried about is helping Haiti ??? WTF-over !!!
Sam

Nashville, TN

#2 Jan 22, 2010
SNAFU wrote:
Smyth and Wythe counties are both just plain stupid. The unemployment rates are through the roof,cops are corrupt,judges are whoremongers,and the county governments are extremely inept. AND all they are worried about is helping Haiti ??? WTF-over !!!
What a loser ...
Sam

Nashville, TN

#3 Jan 22, 2010
SNAFU wrote:
Smyth and Wythe counties are both just plain stupid. The unemployment rates are through the roof,cops are corrupt,judges are whoremongers,and the county governments are extremely inept. AND all they are worried about is helping Haiti ??? WTF-over !!!
What has that got to do with helping people? You must be some kind of uneducated, heartless jerk.
Kitteh

Goode, VA

#4 Jan 23, 2010
Actually regardless of education, I see where this person comes from. We have people at our backdoor losing jobs, homes, can barely afford to feed their kids because it takes time to file unemployment and social services like WIC and food stamps. It is important to reach out to disaster areas but right now i'd rather donate $10 to my neighbor to make sure they can put gas in their car to go on an interview, or to make sure they have a couple cans of soup to heat up. I haven't sent any money to Haiti, not because I don't care, but because the people in my own town and country are more important to me since they control the future. The people in Haiti won't be running the businesses in Marion, so i'd rather look out for the well being of the children in my own town first. It makes sense! There's no argument out there that can prove sending money to Haiti is better than helping our own neighbor, or people in our own homeless shelters.
Mary

Nashville, TN

#5 Jan 23, 2010
Seems to me if someone is unemployed and needs help, time should not matter if they want to fill out an application.
SNAFU

Bristol, TN

#6 Jan 23, 2010
Sam wrote:
<quoted text> What has that got to do with helping people? You must be some kind of uneducated, heartless jerk.
How about this ya jackass. I am a retired,decorated,disabled,com bat veteran who has brothers and sisters losing their lives everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan. How about sending the troops and the warships over there to back them up ?? NOOOO Bacrack Obamy whats to send them to do some humanitarian aid job that is meant for the Red Cross ? Hmmmmm?
Just Wondering

Bristol, VA

#7 Jan 23, 2010
Not to sound crass or anything but I agree with SNAFU & Kitteh. We've given to the local food banks and we've helped with the County and District 3 in donating time and money to those who need heating oil or electric bills. That is where I have chosen to send my help.
Opinion8ed

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jan 23, 2010
I have to agree with Just Wondering. While I do think that relief to Haiti and other troubled areas are important ( due to the fact they have less than Americas poorest), I think that with the economy the way it is, and the people in the positions they are in here, is a pressing matter. How can I write out a check for Haiti, and walk by a mother that cant buy groceries in the store. I know there is assistance in the US, but as most people know, if you work and try to help yourself, you dont qualify, that doesnt mean that you can really make it either. There are plenty of people and causes in our own little area to support. It may sound rude, but we need to take care of our own too.

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