Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Emmonak

A humanitarian crisis in the United States? Apparently so. The village of Emmonak in Alaska had a bad year, between a spike in the local cost of heating fuel, an unusually cold winter, and a sudden drop in their fisheries- and given what's happened to cod, I'd be skeptical that things are going to improve any time soon. Actually, I think they might want to consider relocating.

Right now, they're cold and starving. Here are the food items they need. You'll notice that it's really just the basics. If anyone out there is feeling all ''servicey'' after all the talk about hard work and giving back to the community at Obamastock yesterday, here is definitely your chance to give.

2 comments:

narrator said...

Interesting in a state with a huge budget surplus and so much money that even the richest citizens get welfare checks.

But then Gov. Palin is against "redistribution of wealth" so I guess she's not trading her $5,000 purses in to buy food for these folks.

Rufus said...

Yeah, I don't know what's going on there. I got the feeling from that journal that this was just one of a number of villages with food and heating issues.