We are copying the following call for action written by T. Thorn Coyle of Solar Cross Temple. We ask that all Firefly members and supports please support this work in whatever way you can. If you can donate, please do. please send donations via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line marked “Tornado Relief”. At least please share this call with others so our donations may be pooled for this effort.
May all beings be free from suffering
-The Firefly priesthood
What world are we creating with our actions?
What world do we want to create?
I want to create a world of mutual aid, where we help one another in times of need, and celebrate together in times of joy.
Solar Cross Temple is organizing to help Oklahoma. We are working with Marcia Carter Tillison, a Pagan in Norman Oklahoma, and with OpOK, a consortium of Occupy, Food Not Bombs and other activist groups working together to get supplies and help with on the ground clean up efforts in Moore. Marcia has on the ground experience in disaster relief from her work in Haiti and is someone I trust.
OpOK needs supplies to help people keep the rains that have followed the tornado off of what goods they have. They need supplies to help with clean up and salvage. To this end, Solar Cross is now taking donations for this project.
OpOK says: “With hail coming down this morning and storms forecast for the next three days in areas already reeling from tornadoes, our relief efforts must focus on getting people out of the weather and securing what possessions they have. We have over 13,000 homes, a school, and a hospital affected; we must reach people that are falling through the gaps.
Supplywise, what’s needed most are power tools, garbage bags, rakes, shovels (round and square), gloves (all kinds), duct tape, and other items necessary for debris removal. Large tarps and rope to secure them over damaged homes are currently in high demand, as are plastic totes to separate out donations.”
If you wish to pool your money with ours, please send donations via Paypal to email@example.com with the subject line marked “Tornado Relief”. Solar Cross will absorb the Paypal fees as part of our contribution.
$10 buys a shovel or a pair of sturdy gloves or safety goggles. $15 buys a heavy duty storage bin. We would like to get these supplies to Moore starting next week. Can you contribute anything? If you can’t afford to donate right now, will you please spread the word online and in your local communities? The more money we raise, the more supplies we can send. This is very important. As OpOK says: “when FEMA & The Red Cross pack up and go home – we will still be here.” We can be there, too.
Let’s build the world we want by helping Oklahoma.
Let’s spread the word that love in action is real, on the ground, effective magic.
Thank you, one thousand times, for caring.
Blessed be those in need.
Blessed be those who offer love in action.
We all weather these storms.
Again: please send donations via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line marked “Tornado Relief”.