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Doing good by doing good

08.09.2005 - 10:13 / filled under default

I discovered the blog of raving lunacy a while ago, not sure, where I got the link from, but I really like his style. And he and I do have the same favorite venture capitalist. ;)

With all the trying to help with Katrina, I am sure many have noticed that the goverment and it's bodies are not very capable of handeling the situation (Firemen get trained on how to spread the Fema number - in an area where there are no phones? Clever).

And of course there are rip offs, but Lemur wants to do business in a way I can really accept it: Do something good, no intention of ripping people off, but get their cost in. You have to do this to stay in business - you can't do much good when you are out of business. Partly a fullqoute because he describes it best himself:

And this time the places will ( I hope) stay up.

From the blogging community readers/bloggers, I’d like to ask for a few things:

1. If you know your way around FEMA, the feds or local gov’t and would be willing to help us get involved, please contact me at 416.367.2279 or rick@jlaventures.com. We’re not looking for a consultant to help us cash in on gov’t contracts rather making helping us become known as an “at cost” alternative to rebuilding options. We want to help, not rip off my country in a time of need so don’t call unless you can help.

2. If you can help us with finding a small town that really got hammered, is “off the grid” so to speak, please contact me as we’d like to donate as much as we can to help rebuild. If you know of local officials who are trying to get stuff rebuilt and want an ‘at cost’ type solution, please get in touch with me as we can build/deploy hundreds of homes/bldgs per week and would be glad to donate time, effort and margin to help.

3. This is a case of where the “A” list bloggers can help so please help with some link love and get them to send smart people my way so we can help rebuild.
He also supports the adopt a town effort - which I think is one of the best ideas to especially take care not only by the city of New Orleans but as I recall there are many more destroyed and in need.

If your little town "just" has lost it's school, this might not be as important in the first as getting people out of these domes. But in the long run, it counts just as much.

Is there already a website up for "Adopt a town? The according domains are taken by domain spamers.

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