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Natural Disasters-USA & International Disasters
(formerly World Gardening)

The Natural Disasters - USA & International Disasters program has included a variety of projects in many areas of the world. Programs of aid in which Oklahoma and National Garden Clubs have participated, are geared to helping people to help themselves. "Feed a man and you give him life for a day, but give him seeds and he can feed himself for a lifetime". These projects of building bridges of friendship through the language of plants demonstrates that members are sensitive to the needs of those in other countries who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Natural Disasters USA is a program of National Garden Clubs which demonstrates a concern for all Garden Club members in states which have experienced a natural disaster caused by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms, tornadoes, wild fires and other natural causes which result in the distruction of landscape areas in the United states of America. Funds may be awarded to States for the purpose of restoration and replanting of gardens or garden related sites. The projects must be undertaken by a garden club or clubs.
States may request an application form for Natural Disaster USA funds by contacting the NGC Chairman.
A completed form should include the following information:
1. The nature and severity of the disaster.
2. The proposed plan for restoration
3. The location of the disaster.
4. An estimate and itemized list of the cost of the project.
5. Funding received from other sources.
After the State President has approved and signed the application, it should be mailed to the National Chairman. All applications will be considered and will be sent to the eight Regional Directors for their decision.


GOALS

A. Have programs given by students or displaced persons from other countries, or have someone who has traveled in other countries present the program.

B. Show slides of foreign gardens.

C. Correspond with gardeners from other countries.

D. Sponsor a project, such as sending seeds and tools.


Make contribution check payable to The Oklahoma Garden Clubs, Inc., "Natural Disasters Funds" and send to Oklahoma State Headquarters to the State Treasurer. Be sure to denot on the memo line "Natural Disasters USA".



"GREENING THE GULF"

Watching the awful results of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, our prayers are with the people affected by the, this includes many of our own NGC members.

Rebuilding the gulf coast is going to be a tremendous task and it will take several years and much money. Please "PASS THE HAT" to collect for donations.

Make checks out to Oklahoma Garden Clubs, Inc. earmarked "Greening the Gulf" and send to State Treasurer, Roberta Burns.





"Pass the Hat" and help!!!!