I’m hoping that this post finds you alive and well – Particularly those of you that have been in the eye of the storm.
The Electric Snow Show was conceived in an East Coast storm.
Our electric snow show was not comparable to Hurricane Sandy – we had the sort of gothic and awesome combination of lightning and snow at the same time that could have inspired all sorts of tragedy, but it came and went in what was compared to Sandy, a divine instant.
We cannot neglect to include things for the victims and the heroes and all of those in between the Hurricane at what has now become theThe Electric Snow Show Collection of blogs. Over at http://www.AnimalCircusBezerkus.com, we have a link to an excellent post that includes many ways to help the animals of the storm…And now, here is more information on how to help all of the creatures – even those with two legs – that have been affected.
Please share this post with as many people as you can, in the hopes of helping even one individual make it a little more comfortably through these rough moments. You may save lives.
Be Warm, Be Dry, Be Well – I Love You,
Bunny Cord and The Electric Snow Show Collection
As always, if you nose around and find things that you feel would be of value – or just want to say hello, hit up our comment section.
~ Occupy Sandy / OccupySMS.org ~
A coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The genius name and idea – in my humble opinion, probably the most productive one to come out of the OCCUPY efforts in New York is on twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/OccupySandy. (@OccupySandy)
Make sure to hashtag appropriately, such as #OccupySandy
They have a wedding registry at Amazon, like many non-profits these days, where the spoils go to Hurricane Sandy donations – So instead of gifting Bob and Judy with a punch bowl – You can give or chip in to donate, say – a cb radio to the relief efforts.
The registry can be found at http://www.amazon.com/registry/wedding/32TAA123PJR42
To request aid, text SANDY to 69866
To offer aid, text MUTUALAID to 69866 General inquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org
~ The CBS Local Guide for Various Relief Efforts ~ is at http://newyork.cbslocal.com/guide/where-to-donate-or-volunteer-to-sandy-relief-effort/
This list includes the general (Feeding America, the local – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Chapters of The Red Cross and The Salvation Army, etc…special New York City and New Jersey Sections and Thank Heavens, a little Pet section) These listings are comprised largely of the Big Go-To-Guys in times of crisis and you may have already have thought of them. Then again, the poo has hit the fan – they are worth mentioning and passing around again and again.
CBS also has a ~Disaster Relief Information and Resources Guide~ at : http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/disaster-relief-information-resources/
CBS’ Volunteer and Donation for The Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort :
~Speaking of The Big Ones: The Red Cross donations:
Incidentally, have you seen the stipulations they have about using their logo? I have. I am slightly frightened! Brand Quality is being enforced, and rightfully so – But they sure do make it hard to include a button here – So, no button for you – Be a big kid and click on the links, yourself.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Red Cross, please be aware that you should be Over 16, Available to lift and carry 50 pounds, and “comfortable working with people in stressful situations,” Hello, New Yorkers with their backs intact! Surely, they must have positions for people that are not able to lift and haul a medium-sized dog – Let’s hope.
~Search for Open Red Cross Shelters by texting SHELTER and a ZIP CODE to 43362 (4FEMA) Ex. Shelter01234 (standard rates apply)~
~Your Pets! Your Pets! Someone’s Pets! The Animals! NEVER FORGET THE ANIMALS. WE ARE THEIR ONLY HOPE.
~I have a Facebook community that updates everyone that signs up on various animal issues, opportunities, and adoptions
PLEASE sign up! I don’t even have my URL from Facebook, yet – I would love to be able to count you among the people that made it possible –
Yes, the sites are different.Yes, I STILL want you to sign up for Facebook’s page on Animal Circus Bezerkus at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Circus-Bezerkus/198154373633192~ Network with other animal lovers and discover all kinds of rescues and animal charities in the same place that you see animal art, humor and inspiration. You will NOT be bombarded with stomach-churning images. I know that you know that they are out there – I am your go-between. I understand that more people will be a part of the site if we do not rely on traumatic imagery – Now, where are those of you that want to be part of the site, by the way? Raise of paws, please. The latest hurricane Sandy pet posting is at http://animalcircusbezerkus.com/2012/11/06/help-the-lost-and-missing-pets-and-animals-of-the-east-coasts-hurricane-sandy-storm-right-now/
~Remember to simply reach out on Twitter, Facebook – even MySpace and LinkedIn and Tumblr- The Blogosphere is wonderful – Look up blogs on WordPress, since you might be here, anyway! The rescues and relief organizations that often get forgotten can be the very ones that can get to someone that has not received aid – This is the time to Network!
On Twitter, There are many leaders to Follow @SandyUpdatesNY for More http://Twitter.com/SandyUpdateNY
~Be a leader, yourself and post the short link to this article at : http://wp.me/p1Xq5N-cA
~Out and About and Safe? Lucky You! Share the love and volunteer – and don’t forget all of the wonderful events for Hurricane Sandy relief that are happening. Just make sure that you know how much is going where – and go there.
~Stuck indoors but have time and funds? Then, Vogue. Unique items and events are up for auction on Charity-buzz ~ A night with Anna Wintour is currently going for $16,000. Also, a signed copy of the Rodarte book is up for $100.
A Concert for Sandy Relief is being planned by those who planned the historic 9/11 benefit show, “The Concert for New York City,” It will be produced by James Dolan of Madison Square Garden, John Sykes of Clear Channel Entertainment and Harvey Weinstein. It will benefit the tri-state area’s victims of their latest Hurricane. (courtesy James Farber of the New York Daily News)
It is slated to be called 12-12-12:
Stay Safe, You are Loved.
Regarding the Video: “Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.”