Help!! Need to Get in Touch with Caterpillar or Case Corporate for Haiti Aid

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. jefftb

    jefftb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    I can most likely provide information from an actual individual (upon his return) that is in Haiti this week.

    He left on Sunday to take a large custom tent to act as shelter for an orphanage. He owns his own tent rental/fabrication company and is heavily involved in mission work.
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    You do have a point. If China will not donate money we will donate there money for them.:)
  3. SpecOne

    SpecOne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    You are correct. It applys to everything AND to everyone. I like to think that I do my fair share. I have given people on the street money, clothes, food, water, etc. Do I do it for every single one I see? No. I am just one man and I know that I can't help everybody, but at least I try. And yes, I've stopped and helped someone on the side of the road. Why? Because I've been in their same situation and although I didn't need the help, it was appreciated. And once a month a group of men from my church gather on a Saturday morning and go and help members of our community less fortunate than we who may need some yard work done or home repair done or something else. Again am I able to help every single person here and abroad? No, but I feel I do my share.

    And I understand what you are saying about our country being in debt and cannot afford to help other countries, but I'm not talking about in this post and my previous post the good ole USA. I'm talking about myself. All of this I have done, I've done out of MY pocket. I feel I have been blessed with what God has given me, and feel that I can help a few of those that can't help themselves here in my community, my state, my country, and my world. Is it selective? Yes, but only because I'm one person, and I can't help everyone.
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    My post was not soley aimed at you and I applaud you for your charity.
  5. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
    from FTE
    Posts: 661

    I want to help out. Where can I send my check to help pay the interest on the money we are borrowing from china??? I heard on the radio the other day we have given almost 1$ billion in a 3 1/2 period. That is a lot of money and by the looks of it wasn't well spent.We do need to give some type of aid at the same time we need to look in the mirror and fix our own house..
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  6. ShawnH

    ShawnH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I feel that its not the governments place to tax me and send my money to another country. If they have enough tax payer money that it can be given to another country then maybe taxes are to high. Maybe the right solution would be to lower taxes let the American people decide who to help by individually donating through church's or aid organizations.

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