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Monday, August 16, 2004
24 Hurricane Charley pix


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These photographs were taken by the intrepid staff photgraphers at the Naples Daily News.  If you wish to help the people in this area, there are many ways.

Go to the NDN How to Help page.


Posted at 06:35 pm by John Furie Zacharias

Hallie
August 18, 2004   09:29 PM PDT
 
aww that's horrible. i saw on the news about it, but i didnt watch much. i dont know, did the hurricane take off a small part of florida away? like broke it off? i've always wanted to live in miami... but this is scary. i feel terrible for the families :(; but the florida government are spending a lot to compensate that. i hope compensation for all families.....
J f Z
August 18, 2004   09:53 PM PDT
 
We're doing fine, Hallie. Don't fret. These pix are hacked out from the news agency in SW FL area where it hit.

Miami is still a wonderful place, I'm sure. I love their 1920's architectural style. Get good grades, make your mark, go live in Miami and have fun.

Florida is still the land of the hangin' chad and altogether still warm and fuzzy in the beach towns.
~Ams
August 19, 2004   09:27 AM PDT
 
All I have to say is: What a friggin' mess. My Gram's house and sidewalk is still under construction from Floyd and that was NOTHING compared to Charley... Where do they put all of the trash?
J f Z
August 19, 2004   03:26 PM PDT
 
That's an interesting question. I read one local SW FL newspaper article telling residents that 'trash rules were being relaxed' to ease the cleanup effort. I fear to think that out of expediency, many communities will be simply dumping and missing the huge opportunity to recycle construction building materials like: aluminum, wood, vinyl, and other plastics.

In a more controlled recycling environment, a lot could be saved and used. I worked in the construction industry as an employee and as a business owner for most of my life and I know that stupid little items that people throw out in a situation like this, if salvaged or recycled, can be very useful.

Simple things: Take all the door knobs that will be thrown away with the thousands of broken doors from the hurricane. If simply removed before the door goes to the dump, Habitat for Humanity wouldn't have to buy a $20 brass door knob for another house for several years. Same goes for expensive bathroom fixture like sink and tub faucets.

If an insurance company is going to totally replace things, people could make a huge impact salvaging the simple things that others can't afford to buy new at the hardware and home improvement mega-stores.

This is to say nothing about simply recycling all the metric tons of aluminum siding, garage doors, etc.
J f Z
August 19, 2004   05:00 PM PDT
 
Ams, your question prompted me to send an email to the Habitat for Humanity orgs in the Daytona Beach, Naples, Fort Myers and Orlando areas asking them if they aren't missing a huge opportunity with the Charley cleanup. Then I found about a dozen email contact addresses on their Florida HFH "Re-Store" listing page and asked them, too.

See what you've started? Heh.
~Ams
August 20, 2004   02:25 PM PDT
 
Oh yay! I do hope you keep us posted on their responses. My worry was mostly the vinyl siding. I don't know very much about it, but I've heard it's terrible for the enviroment. If they can recycle it I hope they do so as much as possible.

On another note, I'm really happy to see you safe and sound. I know I'm late. That's just how I do things :). And thank goodness you have electricity. Who knows what we would do without your refreshing politcal humor ;).
JfZ
August 20, 2004   10:49 PM PDT
 
I share this reply. Read this, especially if you're from the Orlando area:

Dear John:

As Manager of the Habitat For Humanity Home Store, I appreciate your concern for all the waste that will result from Hurricane Charley. The problem we are faced with here is twofold. One, we cannot/do not put used items in Habitat homes because we only do new construction and Florida code prohibits that. Secondly, the only other opportunity we have is to put the items in the home store for resale. The profits then go back into the HFH Building program. This sounds great except that we currently only have 7300 square feet of space and it is all being used.

We turn down doors, sinks and several other items every day due to our overcrowded conditions. If the people would take the hardware off the doors and put each set in baggies, we would be able to take door hardware since that is a big seller here. Very few people seem to want to do that for us. I just wonder how many are taking the hardware off and using it for the new doors?

We are hoping to move to a much larger facility by November which will enable us to increase our inventory. When this happens, we may be better able to benefit from more remodeling jobs. Please keep us in mind in the future. Thank you for your concern and let us know if you have anymore thoughts on the subject.

Shirley Jones
Home Store Manager

[ I had to figure out which store she managed ]
Orlando Area Habitat Home Store
325 N Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando, FL 32805-1703 Phone: (407) 426-7192
Fax: (407) 426-7859
E-mail: habitathomestore@msn.com
Web: www.habitat-orlando.org

If you can help out HFH Orlando, use the contact info provided.
 

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