Local volunteers help pack 100,000 meals for Somalia Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Aug 17, 2011 at 7:56 am
Many people just reach for the remote when confronted with scenes of anguish or pleas for help in parts of the world suffering from famine disease or war. Instead, a local mayor got mad, then got busy.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:00 PM
Posted by Derek, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:50 am
Julia may be a guy, but unless Julia/Hal is completely schizophrenic I don't think they are the same person. And it is extremely rare that I would agree with anything Julia says, but getting the food to those in the camps does seem to be a major challenge. In fact, darn near impossible, and I did not see anything addressing that issue in the article.
Another confusing point is this short paragraph-
"While water continues to be a problem in Somalia, Leal said the meals take that into account. They have to be boiled for 20 minutes, which kills any organism that can cause infection or disease." Huh?
My hat is off to the folks that are organizing this, and I certainly hope there is a clear route to get the meals to where they are supposed to go. Somalia is just about the most corrupt and lawless country on earth though, so my sincere hope is that the volunteer efforts are not wasted.