Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Hope

Bloggie friends!

Amidst all the looting and carnage and general bad things happening here in London and elsewhere in the UK - it is just so heartening to read of how groups of volunteers – mainly organised via Facebook and Twitter - are banding together to help clean up the mess left by the violence in their towns and cities.

The full news report of such community spiritedness may be read here.

And for once I shall refrain from being a silly old humbug about these new-fangled social networking sites as I normally am! :-)

Thanks to lovely Donna Hosie for also highlighting this fab Twitter happening.

Charlie says: I purr for light at the end of the tunnel.


Please take extra care bloggie friends in the UK and lots of hugs to all my global bloggie friends who were very kind to ask about me and Charlie!

You all ROCK!

31 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that is wonderful news! There are more good people in the world than bad. By far.

Amber DaWeenie said...

The whole world just seems to be changing so fast....and not for the better. Our prayers are with all of you "across the pond".

Peace!

Katnip Lounge said...

We are so happy to hear you are OK!
Please keep safe.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Charlie you are so right to pray for light at the end of the tunnel.

I am so grateful that your Mom and you are safe...please be careful...it is just awful what has happened there. I am beyond shocked

Thinking of you both
((((hugs)))))

Shawn said...

I am so happy you, and Charlie, are OK. I did not realize you were so close to the problems. Isn't it wonderful how a community can came together, especially in the hard times, and work to make things right again!

Take care my friend,
Shawn

klahanie said...

Hi Old Kitty,
The cleaning up of the mess on the devastated streets of our cities, is very reminiscent of the folks who cleaned up the streets of Vancouver after the riots they had there in June.
It restores your faith in humanity.
Glad you are well and let's hope for a peaceful, positive future for all of us.
Take care, Gary
x

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm glad you're okay and it's nice that Brits are banding together to help out their fellow neighbours.

Mr Puddy said...

Sound like you and your mom are safe which is Hooray for me !
Keep paws crossed and purrs for all being safe, and Nothing is getting worst in UK
Purrs

Brigid said...

Keep safe over there, such craziness in the world! I was thinking of you and Charlie and glad you are not affected.

Lynda R Young said...

I still can't believe what happened. It's crazy. On the flipside, it's fantastic about how people are banding together to help.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We've heard about the volunteers too. A similar thing happened in Vancouver when they lost the Stanley Cup (hockey...just a game, for @&#% sake). There was rioting afterward and a lot of damage, but so many people came out to clean up. Of course what's happening in London and other areas in the UK is on a far larger, more terrible scale...yet it is *heartening* to know that there still is good to be found.

Please be careful, stay safe.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Award for you today Kitty!

Pk Hrezo said...

So glad you and Charlie are okay! And how awesome that so many are chipping in to clean up. What a mess! I've been dealing with passengers changing their travel plans because of it. Thanks for sharing the link!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie - we think many kitties in the affected areas are purring for peace and the end to the mindless violence. We are lucky not to live in a built up area but we see that our nearest city was affected by the mindless violence last night. The sad thing is we don't think it is because of it being a deprived area but just for the greed of looting.
Glad Jenn and you are safe.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Monkeys said...

We are purring that you guys are all safe during this time!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Thanks everso for your visits to our bloggie and always leaving comments that bring a smile to our faces!

We are so sad watching the news and seeing all those hooligans ruining people's lives, businesses.

But, like you said, to know there is good out there and people joining together to help, is something good to focus on.

Kind of like the way the Cat Blogosphere makes us feel when we hear of people harming animals...

Marg said...

That is just horrible what is going on in London. We are so glad it doesn't affect you. The world is a sad place right now. Charlie, you as usual have the right idea.

Rene said...

We are praying for all those people. And we also like your people.

Theresa Milstein said...

I love hearing about people who do the right thing in the midst of destruction and chaos. You stay safe.

Did London get rain?

Brian said...

Keep safe over there you two, we're purring for a swift end to the problems!

Random Felines said...

We agree - just when mom is ready to give up on the human race, a group of people stand up and do the right thing. :) Glad you are safe and we are sending purrs to every person & animal stays safe.

Madeleine said...

Yes thankfully social media can be used for good as well as bad. :O)

notesfromnadir said...

Glad that you & Charlie are safe. I'm hoping that things get cleaned up fast.

Summer Ross said...

((hugs)) keep positive.

Talli Roland said...

I saw that yesterday and it really brought tears to my eyes. These people are the true Londoners!

Lydia K said...

I hope you and your friends (and so many others) stay safe during these scary times.

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Jennifer,
Indeed, it's extremely sad to see these riots. Violence only attracts more violence and solves nothing. In a day and age where communication thrives, you'd think people would use it to express themselves in a peaceful way. I just hope this hostility/turbulence subsides soon. Take care!

Simon Kewin said...

Yes, that's been such an encouraging response to all this hasn't it?

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

ABBY said...

We are keeping all of the UK in our purrs.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So glad you and Charlie are OK and I sincerely hope that something good will come out of all the troubles ,,an as you showed it already has!