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Local volunteers help pack 100,000 meals for Somalia

Original post made on Aug 17, 2011

Many people just reach for the remote when confronted with scenes of anguish or pleas for help in parts of the world suffering from famine disease or war. Instead, a local mayor got mad, then got busy.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:00 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

95% of all the food will be on the black market as soon as it hit the ground. Wake Mayor and you volunteer's

And Danville Express what is a Voluneer?

Thanks Julia Pardini

Posted by Cholo, a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

What is a "Julia"?

Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Aug 17, 2011 at 11:43 am

Julia: there's undoubtedly a good chance that it won't all get to where it's headed. So, what's your choice? To shake your oh-so-cynical head, and sit on your cynical, uh, hands?

I'll take even a 5% effective humanitarian effort, every time.

Posted by Fact checker, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm

@ Julia,

I suggest you check out the website here:

Web Link

Posted by jrm, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Get Hip....Julia is "Hal" this guy is not well...He is the VP Community Negativity...disregard all he says...he is a nut, his wife, (if alive) does not know what to do with him....sad but true...

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

Julia may be a guy, but unless Julia/Hal is completely schizophrenic I don't think they are the same person. And it is extremely rare that I would agree with anything Julia says, but getting the food to those in the camps does seem to be a major challenge. In fact, darn near impossible, and I did not see anything addressing that issue in the article.
Another confusing point is this short paragraph-
"While water continues to be a problem in Somalia, Leal said the meals take that into account. They have to be boiled for 20 minutes, which kills any organism that can cause infection or disease." Huh?

My hat is off to the folks that are organizing this, and I certainly hope there is a clear route to get the meals to where they are supposed to go. Somalia is just about the most corrupt and lawless country on earth though, so my sincere hope is that the volunteer efforts are not wasted.

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