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Old 09-04-2019, 08:30 PM
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That is awesome. Someday I aspire to that level of selflessness
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I wonder if he knows if they have the fuel to run them.

Looks like this is what he bought: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Firman-4550-3650-Watt-Remote-Start-Gas-Portable-Generator-CARB-Certified-With-Wheel-Kit-P03608/303401743

with electric start, not inverter type

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Wow what an amazing man. Bless his heart (for real).
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
I wonder if he knows if they have the fuel to run them.
I thought about that. Dont forget motor oil either, they need a change at 25 hours, 50 hours tops. Little inverter generators sip gas, maybe .5 gal/hr

There is enough gas on the island that resourceful individuals can cover themselves for the duration. Just look at all the boats and cars wrecked. Another good donation would be a few pallets of window AC units to go along with those generators. And some power tools.

Last but not least, very nice gesture by the person who bought all of these generators.
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Also saw a report that looting has already started. ??
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When your family is starving. cold and wet, one does "bad" things. Just ask Jean Valjean.
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I know a couple of guys that worked for a generator distributor and bought a truck load of generators when hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. They took a week vacation and drove east and they couldn't sell the generators fast enough and they more than tripled their money. They came and took another load but this time they only sold about half of them. Seems like a few other people had the same idea and eliminated a big part of the people in the market needing a generator.
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
When your family is starving. cold and wet, one does "bad" things. Just ask Jean Valjean.
You will, but there might be good men out there that wont. Think about it......
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Originally Posted by Flying_Norseman View Post


You will, but there might be good men out there that wont. Think about it......
Haha grow up loser.
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I love to see stories like this..I deal with cr@p most of the time ..Stories like this help take the crust that developes in my soul from time to time.. Nothing better than helping people, God Bless him for striving to make a difference..
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Haha grow up loser.
Too late for that loser. I just wanted to point out what a loser you are. You have nothing, zero, nada, good to contribute to this forum, yet you keep on posting like you’re some kind of hero. Do us all a favor and just go away.
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I know a couple of guys that worked for a generator distributor and bought a truck load of generators when hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. They took a week vacation and drove east and they couldn't sell the generators fast enough and they more than tripled their money. They came and took another load but this time they only sold about half of them. Seems like a few other people had the same idea and eliminated a big part of the people in the market needing a generator.
Having been through a number of hurricanes, it still hard for me to get my head around the fact that out of all the destruction, families left with nothing, the deaths, the life changing injuries, the depression, total loss of an economy, that there is always someone that views a major hurricane as great opportunity to jack prices and make a buck!
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
I know a couple of guys that worked for a generator distributor and bought a truck load of generators when hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. They took a week vacation and drove east and they couldn't sell the generators fast enough and they more than tripled their money. They came and took another load but this time they only sold about half of them. Seems like a few other people had the same idea and eliminated a big part of the people in the market needing a generator.
Here in La we have a price gouging law. It was caused by people buying truck loads of ice, generators, water or whatever, jacking the price up to well above retail and selling to people in need. This occurred during hurricane Gustav in 2008.
Anyone who would take advantage of some one in a difficult spot like trying to survive after a hurricane is a piece a shit.
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I hate to ask this... but I'll ask.

Walk me through the end-game with these generators. The generators are bought. That's a certain.

Then they have to get loaded on a boat. I can see that happening too.

Then they (all of them) have to be off-loaded and given to... *who* **exactly** and ***where*** ****exactly****??

I hate to be Debbie Downer, and I applaud the guy. My heart hopes, VERY MUCH that a person who needs the power is helped. But I don't understand.

Add to it: What, exactly, are they powering? If they still have a home, what is left that isn't ruined by water? What can you plug in? Are these all for tools so they can rebuild? Do they have tools? Are the tools still operational or under salt water?

Everywhere I look I see people who want to help and donate, and I think it is terrific -- but I am not certain I understand exactly how it all comes together.

I guess if the guy buys the generators, and some hotplates, and some non perishable food... then they can eat...
I guess if they can remove all the rubble and start to rebuild, they will have power. But until all of that comes together, where does all this stuff go? How is it assured that it is still there *FOR THE PEOPLE*??

I know, a lot of details and questions... but it sits with me because these people really need help, and you just hope they are really going to get it.

I continue to pray for them.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:55 AM
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Pete. Thought of that too but I suspect there and many damaged homes still liveable that sure could use the power. People are likely gathering at liveable locations maybe schools and such that could use the power for refrigeration, fans, powering medical and communications equipment, etc.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:16 AM
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In the articlr, it stated he had a close Bahamian friend, I am sure they will go where there is a need.

So the alternative is dont buy stuff to help? Sometimes you just have to have a little faith. What if a situation to death, usually results in nothing being done. I am sure the man has a plan and is not just going into this half hearted..

Oh BTW, they need gas too, I am sure there is nothing in short supply there..
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I'm surprised he didn't post on here to humble brag about it.
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