I am a Palmetto,Florida rotarian named Nick Manukas. I admit that I originally started reading this forum to see if I should cancel or postpone my family trip & 3rd Anniversary to Ramon's village over Thanksgiving week. After reading ALL of your heartfelt stories
(uplifting & tragic), I feel like i already know some of you and how tightknit your community is. The pictures are ammazing and my heart goes out to all. I especially want to say kudos to Marty, Sandshaker, Nellie, et all.
I was never much of a volunteer type until recently and being that I grew up on a barrier island until 2 years ago , I know what damage hurricanes can have on our lives.Unfortunately AC is not blessed with a Home Depot. I wish I could be there now doing whatever I could,but I can not.
What I can do however is try and organize the west coast Florida rotary clubs and try and raise as much relief money as possible for you all. I am going to propose this to my rotary club asap. I hope we will succeed and that at the very least raise enough money for your coconut trees. with everyone's help it should go very well.
what i need to know is if there are any rotary contacts on AC? If so, can they contact me via e-mail @ Bigshot457@cs.com?
If any other Floridians read this,your help is greatly appreciated as well($$$).
I will stay tuned and hope to here from anyone soon.
[This message has been edited by BigshotFL (edited 10-12-2000).]