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>I received the following communication from an old friend of mine who lives
>in Cali, Colombia and thought that I would pass it on to teachers, as I
>no school that I am immediately affiliated with. If your class is not
>appropriate, perhaps your school could help. Thanks, Linda in NM
>>> I send anything for your family? Clothes, toys? Let me know sizes and
>>> will scout my closet and Mikes...
>>Thank you, this is very sweet of you! Probably Pilar's immediate family
>>will be taken care of by us. The rest of their stuff is in their house
>>in Calarca and we will send the truck for it, when the law permits.
>>However, anything you send, in excellent condition, I promise you, we
>>will find someone in the devastated area, who will use it. However,
>>before you ship anything, we will need to look into lowest cost shipping
>>method! Possibly there will be something available from Miami that will
>>ship such things, free, in the near future, if not already.
>>We may go to Miami, in the near future (February?) and possibly you can
>>send what you have to us in Miami and we will take care of the shipping,
>>if it is not a lot of weight.
>>There are approximately 250,000 people who lost everything in the
>>earthquake. Their homes, their work, etc.
>>We received your Xmas card, several days ago. Pilar was very impressed
>>(hand made), and I do not think she is going to throw it out. The mail
>>from the USA, the past 2-3 months, is taking 30-45 days to arrive here.
>>Hello to Larry. Be well and be safe. Thanks again, for your kind offer.
>>Possibly your city could "adopt" a small section of Armenia, Calarca, or
>>a smaller nearby town that was badly damaged, or a school, hospital or
>>family? The need here is tremendous. Most of the people who are now
>>homeless, were in very bad shape, before last Monday's earthquake.
>>Lanny Marcus; Cali, Colombia, South America
>>E-mail address: LANNY