I thought that some of you in the USA might like to know that just 8 miles away there is a massive aid relief operation in process that is allied to the Rotary Club. The 'Shelter Box' is a marvellous charity that helped with the victims of the tsunami and is now sending these boxes to New Orleans. The boxes contain massive tents, blankets, water purification equipment, medical supplies plus many other items. I am not a great "giver" to all the appeals that bombard us these days, but this is one of the very few I do support. Best wishes. Bob F. Cornwall.