The devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey has brought out what is best in all of us. When tragedies like Harvey strike, we are reminded that it is our humanity, selflessness and goodwill that are most important.
The visuals we received from Texas reveal people helping people – a demonstration of the strength of the human spirit crossing all barriers of diversity and background. They serve as a stark reminder that the political debates which seem to consume us in a 24/7 news cycle must take a back seat as we come together and help our fellow countrymen and women in their time of need.
That is why Syndicated Talk Radio Host Rose Tennent of Salem Radio Network’s “Rose Unplugged” and Jim Burn, attorney with local law firm Abes Baumann, and former Mayor of Millvale and former Chairman of the PA Democratic Party, have decided to join forces.
The two first met on a televised debate where there were plenty of fireworks. What they learned from that meeting is that they both wanted the same thing; for this great Republic to succeed. They have become steadfast friends over the years.
When Ivan decimated this region in 2004, Jim and Rose both worked around the clock to assist those in need. Rose's efforts to help others after Katrina and other natural disasters speaks to her character and selfless approach to assist those in crisis. Jim was the Mayor of Millvale when Ivan struck the area, working with volunteers, first responders and other officials to provide much needed items and resources to the victims of Ivan.
It is in this spirit of giving and togetherness that they are proud to announce:
"Meeting in the Middle: Together for Texas"; a bipartisan effort of humanitarian aid and relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey which will reflect that first and foremost, we are Americans, not partisans.
It was the strength of community and that allowed this region to recover after the torrential rains of Ivan. Together, as we reciprocate for the kindness that was shown to us, we will demonstrate what makes our community and neighborhoods special and what makes our country the best country on the face of the Earth.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th
LIVE BROADCAST AND DONATION DROP OFF
BETWEEN 8:00 AM AND NOON
TAZZA D’ORO CAFÉ AND ESPRESSO BAR
524 Grant Ave
Millvale PA 15209
COLLECTING CASH AND THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Diapers, wipes, formula, baby food /Exp. Date at least 1 Year Away
PERSONAL CARE/HYGIENE ITEMS
New Unopened / Exp Date 1 Year Away
Bar Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, etc
FEMININE CARE PRODUCTS
New Unopened / Exp Date at least 1 Year Away
NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES AS FOLLOWS: (Must be packaged as specified)
New writing pads or loose-leaf paper
24 Count boxes of crayons
Unsharpened pencils and hand held sharpeners
Child safe scissors
ALL items should be placed in 5 gallon buckets.
Tangible Items will be sent to First Baptist Church in Houston Running a huge distribution center
Cash, Checks, Credit Card donations will all go to Brothers Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Avenue
***Items other than those listed will not be accepted. ***