To help the survivors, the families, that have lost some or all in the terrible flooding in
Please give to:
West Virginia Region Red Cross: 113 Lakeview Drive/ Charleston, West Virginia, 25313/ 304-340-3650 and:
Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief/ PO Box 3000/ Boone, NC 28607/ 828-262-1980
In response to the horrific terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport, please give to:
Turkish Red Crescent Society: Atac Sokak 1 No. 32/ Yenishir/ Ankara, Turkey/ (90) (312) 430-23-00/ email@example.com
Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was named after Mustafa Kemal, a soldier, an officer, a thinker, a revolutionary, in the Ottoman Empire, who envisioned a secular republic where women and men had inviolable human rights. After the Ottoman Empire was broken up by the Allies at the end of World War l, and reconfigured by the Greco-Turkish War, what remained became the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk became its first president.
Ataturk means the Father of Turks.
The Father of Turks said: "Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women." - Google
To help families and survivors of the terrorism in Bangladesh:
Please give to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society/684-686 BORO MOGH BAZAR/ 684-686 Nayatola Road/ Dhaka 1217/ Bangladesh
I'm sorry for the loss, the suffering as a result of natural disaster and the brutality of man, of the West Virginians, the Turks, the Dallasites, the Bangladeshis -- the Afghanis, the Iraqis, the Syrians, the Kurds beset by the horrors of war -- the French, Belgians, Pakistanis, and others ...
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
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