Donations drive for Mpls. tornado victims planned for Saturday

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  • Updated: June 9, 2011 - 11:49 PM
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righteeeoooJun. 9, 11 6:54 PM

ENOUGH ALREADY....

I was directly hit by the Roseville tornado of the early 80's... that did more damage and had more injuries to people....

We pulled together and did the work ourselves without being declared a disaster area... without seeking government help... without calling for outsiders to come in and clean up....

Unfortunately the liberal government has created a group of helpless people with their hands out that are not willing to do any of the work themselves... Entitlement run amock...

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mkmoore04Jun. 9, 11 7:43 PM

Enough already with the selfish attitudes. We're talking about people that had little to begin with, and now have nothing. What's wrong with people donating (of their own free will) to people less fortunate? Quit blaming the government when this is clearly about people helping each other. Like you and your neighbors did after the Roseville tornado....

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mballard1983Jun. 9, 11 7:45 PM

Doesn't my taxes pay for their welfare in that area anyways? Most of the homes hit were already foreclosed on or abandoned. Makes me wonder how many had insurance or are falsely claiming items they never possessed.

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webfootJun. 9, 11 9:12 PM

@righteeeooo: I don't see the Republicans doing a d*mn thing to try and fix the problem either. They never have and never will.

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righteeeoooJun. 9, 11 9:52 PM

webfoot - Do you mean fixing the problem of entitlements run amok ???....

They are trying to fix that problem now !!!!

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lynnterese1Jun. 9, 1110:33 PM

mballard1983: Please tell that to the many kids that have no place to live. I work for MPS and to see those children's faces who were directly effective was tough. Now with school out for the summer many were worried about what they were going to do. I guess you probably are saying the same thing for those in Hati and else where disaster has struck. Do you feel the same way for those in Joplin, Mo who were hit by the same tornatic activity? Or, just those who are poor and mainly people of color? I'm so glad that the city isn't filled with people like you, because noone would get any help. Besides there were are many, many home owners living on the Northside and have been there for years.

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zooeyglass17Jun. 9, 1110:59 PM

Mballard1983...your ignorance and assumptive attitude are disgusting. If you had an open mind and were curious enough to use it you would find that North Mpls is filled with smart interesting people that are wholly worthy of our collective compassion. Until you're able to locate the neighborhood on a map, just keep your mouth shut. As a Minneapolis resident you make me feel sorry for whatever suburb you call home.

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mplsgirl999Jun. 10, 11 1:05 PM

mballard1983 Jun. 9, 11 7:45 PM Doesn't my taxes pay for their welfare in that area anyways? Most of the homes hit were already foreclosed on or abandoned. Makes me wonder how many had insurance or are falsely claiming items they never possessed. NO YOUR TAXES DON'T PAY FOR ANYTHING FOR ME. My home was hit along with my neighbors, we all own our homes, have insurance and aren't claiming possessions we didn't have. I have pictures of my possessions damaged by the storm. You are very rude and make assumptions about all the people in one area and have no clue.

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jmomottJun. 10, 11 2:00 PM

Here's a crazy idea - if you don't want to donate any food, goods, pet food, water or hygiene products to the people who are affected by the tornado - DON'T. If you do want to donate, go to this event and drop off your extra items. Every little bit will help someone who is without right now.

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