Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Help...

Day 4 and I somewhat have my head out of the water and guess what I am MAD! I haven't had a lot of time to sit and read comments but last night when I did I saw the  reoccurring question "This isn't on the news,  I had no idea..."! After a little research I found out no one is covering it other than our local stations.

I am not comparing this to Katrina but I am....

We are loosing business that help the people of our city just like Katrina
We have people in shelters that have NO WHERE to go just like Katrina

We have towns completly underwater just like Katrina
We are loosing things that cost this city A LOT of money just like Katrina


Want to know the difference? They got help and I feel like we are not! What is going on here? Is it because we are Southern, Is it because we are mainly a Republican state, Is it because you dont care?

The sad thing is is Media runs this country and the Media cares less about OUT city that is literally drowning. Katrina was awful and we helped, Haiti was TERRIBLE and we helped, California fires are unbelievable and we helped. HELP US- HELP TENNESSEE, WE NEED HELP!

I know that I joke about having 5s of reader but I have more than that and I am taking my blog and using it! Today I am asking you my blog readers that have blogs of your own to re post this post, link this post, talk about Nashville on your blogs and let people know that MY CITY is struggling. We have babies being born in homes with no water and electricity, we have people dying in their cars because they cant get help, we have kids that are starving because the Red Cross is becoming low on food, we have people who cant get to the store to refill their medications, we have elderly people sleeping on gym floors... I am asking and begging you to to re-post this so that my city, my hometown can get the help that it needs! If you know the big bloggers MckMama, Kellys Korner, BooMama, The Pioneer Woman, Undomestc Mama, Bring the Rain-Angie lives here and I hope that her and her family is safe- ask them to help for me-Please! Just help me get the word out that my city needs help. I am trying to use my Media Outlet to help my town.

If you have twitter tweet FoxNews, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith , Glenn Beck ask them about Nashville, ask them why we aren't getting help!!

Imagine This Being Your Home where you sleep, where your kids toys are, your life....
Help US Please! Forward this to anyone and everyone. Re-post this, link up, Tweet...

50 comments:

Kimberly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

beth - I am sorry to say I had no idea things were that bad in Nashville! I will keep you and your people in my prayers. I will repost this tomorrow. Today my post is saved for my Mom who is getting some results today - but I will definitely to this tomorrow!

Erin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Done! Today's post has been dedicated to the victims of the Tennessee flooding.

mjellis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beth, I am so sorry. Nashville is in my prayers. I don't have a big blog, but I posted a link to yours today. The more people praying the better!

http://wifey-in-training.blogspot.com/2010/05/prayers-for-nashville.html

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope your city will get the help it needs. Just wanted to say that here (the Netherlands) media did report about the situation and indeed it shocked me. It's a shame no one in the US is covering it other than your local stations. Hope it will change!

KMAYS said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for posting this. We're going to have to take this situation into our own hands since the media is not reporting on it. I posted on my blog yesterday.

Ben said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi,
If you want to post specific flood issues via twitter to officials, media and neighbors
tweet
@SeeTweetFix example problem #at address

The issue will display on the Tennesean.com and send alerts to officials and others that might be able to help.

Ashley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I retweeted your tweet to my followers & passed it on to a few others I follow! It's horrible that this is not getting more national attention! People don't seem to understand the devastation there.

Ashley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Still thinking of you Beth. I posted and linked to your post. I'm off to do some Twittering!

Katie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

If you're out of town and reading this, an easy way to help is to text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to donate $10 to help fund flood disaster relief efforts in Nashville.

Marianne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just typed you a long ass comment and the computer deleted it, I think.


Basically, the media liked New Orleans because of how much crime and destitution exhisted in the area prior to Katrina. All of that got 100 times worse after Katrina and it made for good news, in the media's eye. It was sort of a "look at us! we're helping those who can't help themselves. We're such martyr's" type thing.


Does that make it right? Uh. No. But it's reality.

I've seen A LOT of national and local coverage on the situation down there. Especially on The Weather Channel, so I wouldn't necessarily say there hasn't been any. My only complaint is the stories are just about how bad it is, and not what is being done to provide relief. What good does that do? Let's sit in our dry studio and show you how sad it is and wait for the rest of the world to come in and take over? That makes sense.

The government moves at a snails pace, but I pray to God aid arrives sooner than later. Prayers for all of you.

CJ Sime said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had no idea this wasn't mainstream news!!! I started following the news when you posted about it May 1st and so I just assumed everyone knew!

I posted about it!!!

http://simplysimonsons.blogspot.com/2010/05/help.html

Ace said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Saw CJ mention you on her blog. We live here too. I can't tell you how ticked I was to see the president address the nation this morning about the almost bomber that didn't kill anyone when we have so many suffering here. We're in Antioch but didn't have any flooding so we're going through the house today and donating everything we can. WE NEED TO BE HEARD!
www.ifyouthinkroundisfunny.com

Jagged Little Life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this. breaks. my heart. Your picture of the Grand Ole Opry literally had me in tears. I have seen nothing about this until I saw it on your blog. I love country music and I know that so many artists are grieving about Nashville. I am from Indiana and have been to Nashville a few times, and I am so sad to see it in that state. I know CMT has been covering it.. I hope it bounces back quickly and gets the recognition it deserves.

Sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thank you for this! i totally agree!!! i heard Clay Travis (on 104.5 The Zone) say yesterday if we had looting and vandalism we would be all over the national media....guess we are being faulted for being a great city!!

i have linked ya up on my post!

Joanna Noel said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just reposted this on my blog!

Laura said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are hearing alot about it here in Knoxville but we are so close to you. There are many here who are praying for the people of Nashville, for their safety and well being.

I was wondering why the national media isn't covering it? Its like that it isn't that important to them. A lady I work with, her daughter lives in Nashville and thankfully her apartment complex didn't sustain much damage but she works at the Fox television station and she can't get to work because of the flooding. She said she also has a part time job in Opry Mills but it is totally flooded right now.

I will post on my blog and will definitly continue to pray for everyone there. God Bless!

Michelle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is terrible that this has happened, and you definitely need and deserve plenty of help.

Keep in mind, however, that almost 2000 people died in Hurricane Katrina, and that it took many days after the actual Hurricane hit before any rescue efforts were even attempted by the government. Also, remember that Katrina occurred while a Republican was in office. Louisiana has been a comfortably Red state for the past 3 elections, and it is forecasted that it will remain so. My point is that the government is going to take its time no matter which major political party is in power, so I wouldn't put the blame solely on Democrats.

I hope that the rescue efforts come soon. I have seen much about it on the news, so I wouldn't worry that it's not being brought to anyone's attention.

Jagged Little Life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I posted about it today! my heart goes out to you!

http://jaggedlittlelife.blogspot.com/

Jagged Little Life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://jaggedlittlelife.blogspot.com/

I posted about it today! My heart goes out for you!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Praying for everyone...I am still in shock!

Kristin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so SORRY about what you're all going through! I'm linking you on my blog.

Ashley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It makes me sick that only those of us that live in Tennessee are hearing anything about this. I am linking to you on my blog, too, asking readers to email their newspapers and/or broadcast stations to ask why this hasn't been covered. Love from the Eastern side of the state...

Mrs. Hesson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so sorry to hear about this, Beth. We'll be praying for Nashville.

Domesticated-Bliss said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been praying and will link to your post this afternoon also :) keep your head up girl, there's got to be light at the end of this tunnel.

Kim Elkins said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My in-laws in Ohio didn't even know about it. Unless you are a constant news/weather channel watcher, you may not know about it.
I met a lady at the store today that is living in a motel until her money runs out. She was probably 70, with no family around. She had no one offering help to her. I directed her to our church for food from our help center.
Where is thr red cross??

Beth McC. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you all for linking up and Tweeting! We did get Ryan Seacrest to tweet about Nashville as well as the Pioneer Woman(she also Facebooked)and Tori Spelling! Thank You for spreading the word!! I have gotten tons of email saying they heard about this through someones blog and that they had no idea this was happening in Tennessee!! WHY??? I dont get it!! Thank you again!

Kodie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I could not agree with you more! I've been ranting about this on my FB and Twitter since Sunday. I feel horrible for the people in Haiti but was disgusted at all the media attention/financial help they got when people are still living in the aftermath of Haiti. How can we be expected to help everyone else when we can't even help ourselves!?

I asked my Mom if she had heard about this and she had no idea (and she reads the newspaper cover to cover every day). It's time that we as a country step up and help people in our own back yard. Yes, there were not alot of casualties (thank god!) but there are still people who have no place to go and have lost everything. I feel like the only way a situation can get attention is if it's a third world country or hundreds of people have been killed.

I will most definitely be donating to the Red Cross and doing whatever I can to spread the word.

Emmy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had no idea either! I saw the link on CJ's blog. I am going to post on facebook about this.
So sorry. Hope somebody comes and helps you all out soon.

Cole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't believe this. I had no idea over here in AZ. I'm linking this to my fb now. praying for you and your state.

Faith said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I live in AL, and it's all over the news here. I plan on volunteering as soon as I can talk to my boss about getting a day off. I will be praying for EVERYONE involved!!

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i'm sorry to hear this is happening but i don't think you can say it's because you are southern. louisiana is more southern so that has nothing to do with it.

Lana said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm glad you posted this! I am orginally from middle TN and I just hate to see all the damage the flood is causing. I did see a picture of LP field this morning on the National Weather Channel and was somewhat surprised, but they did a small segment on it.

Wild and Precious said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

found your blog via Cole's... i'm in nashville too! so glad to find a nashville blog neighbor. i'm in east & dry, but several at work are not so great.

Wild and Precious said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

p.s. i've got some pictures posted of the flood down my street at shelby park: www.wild-and-precious.com

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would be so mad too! I hope that people find out about this! Saying prayers!

Tammy Fisher said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry this is late, Beth. I have blogged about this and linked to you! Maybe we can get Nashville what we need!
You are awesome! Thanks for getting the word out there!

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm not from Nashville,we live in Tn,between Westmoreland Tn & Portland Tn,in Sumner cnty,& where we live (backroads) there are so many roads that are still not passable;pieces of roads are missing & have debris all over them,Nashville has been in my prayers since Saturday,so sorry for all the devastation,it's so sad!! I don't know "why" it hasn't been covered but it makes me mad as well!!!!!!! I posted a link to your blog from my Facebook,Kay Brown.

Katie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do think you're right...it's less of a 'glamour' story since Nashville was so nice to begin with!!! Prayers to you!!

I'maNolaGirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can assure you as someone who lost everything I owned and everything I loved in Katrina, that we felt the same sense of frustration and hopelessness that you expressed here. I can also attest that New Orleans was "nice to begin with." No matter the worth of someone's home, I learned during Katrina, that loss has no value. The four walls that house your family, your memories, your food, your clothes - they are priceless.

I hoped to never have to see a tragedy like our impact the lives of anyone else. It is all too familiar and all too painful. We had 10 feet of water in our house after Katrina, and I will tell you I understand every emotion you must be feeling. Fear, frustration, sorrow, helplessness, anger. I can tell you that it will take time, but those feelings will eventually turn to acceptance, relief, hope, joy, gratitude.

There is light at the end of this. If there is any way we can repay the kindness shown to us after the storm, please let me know how. Even if it's just to email or vent with someone who has been there, please do!

Kelly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm sorry to hear things are so bad, I only have 18 followers, but I will repost it, and I will link it to my facebook!

I'm so very sorry! What can we do to help?

Katie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Also--I saw it on the Today Show today! it's making news!!

Crystal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just wanted to let you know, it is on our news here in Memphis. I live outside of Memphis and work in Memphis and i can say it is on our Memphis news stations. We are so sorry to hear about this.... We have a town as well that was flooded. Hope you get help soon!

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It *has* been on the news.
I live in DC. It's on the news here.

I have to agree with Michelle's comment... Katrina caused such an extreme loss of human life. And they *didn't* get help.

The flooding is devistating, it's horrible, people have died - perhaps it's best not to compare tragedy to tragedy? It's offensive when people comment that New Orleans residents were acting like martyrs. Shame on them!

OceanDreams said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I will be praying and tweeting, I hope things improve and that you get the help that is so desperately needed!!

Jenny said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The thing that annoys me is that Katrina was bad and those people did get help. Everyone complained about the help and it turned into a big racial ordeal. I remember hearing, "what if this were a white town, they'd get more help".

Well now we know this is simply not true! I have seen NO coverage of this!

Katie@Yoga Gal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think that the media blackout is due to several things- the car bomb in Times Square, the oil spill in the gulf- and because as tragic as this flood is- and don't get me wrong, it is tragic, and it is heartbreaking- it is also Tennesseans doing what they do best, which is helping people and lending a helping hand. The media does not want to see that. They want drama, they want looting, they want things being set on fire. Nashville isn't going to do that. They are going to help their law enforcement, and their neighbor. Its just not "sexy" enough for the media, and that is WRONG.

We are native Tennesseans who live in Huntsville. Thankfully, all of friends and family are safe, but this is just devastating and overwhelming. Saturday night I knew that it was bad when I checked my facebook feed on my phone and every status update was about Bell Rd flooding. We were out to dinner and I told M. that Nashville was flooding. Never in my life have I see anything like this. Thank you for raising awareness. :D

(new follower)

Marianne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Someone commented that they think referring to NOLA residents as martyrs as wrong.


Whether or not that was in response to something I said in my comment, I don't know.

But I want to clarify, in case it was: I wasn't calling the people of New Orleans martyrs. I was calling the media martyr's for the way the acted post-Katrina. But looking back on it, it was the wrong word choice. What I was trying to say was that the media covered Katrina because it made themselves look better-- help a city that can't help itself. I don't want to say that they didn't truly care about what happened, but I'm skeptical of their underlying intentions of all the coverage.

I definitely would never be so disrespectful as to call the victims of Katrina or any other type of devastation a martyr.

Sorry Beth, had to clarify that.

Still praying for all of you.

Julie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just telling you I'll be posting on both my blogs about this. I'll link back to you and I'll also go on the search from some news stories to go with it all. I've read very little but I did see it on Fox News.
I'm sorry that this is happening especially to such a beautiful city. I use to drive truck and was there many time.
Take care and take care of yourself. God Bless!

Flying high in the sky.... said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

came to your site thru Julie's...have prayed for you all...will repost this on my blog..(not very strong networked..but whatever little manner it can spread the word)....hope you all are safe...take care

Mary said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm catching up on my blog reading today, and, to tell you the truth, not a whole lot is even on the news anymore in Knoxville. I did hear on talk radio that if the NY Times didn't run a story, CNN and others don't pick it up. So, maybe the NY Times needs to get an earful.
Hope everything is getting better over there; I know the clean up has to be horrendous.
Came to you from Leanne @ My Home and My Hips are Double Wide.

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