This group exists for the purpose of news and coordination relating to assisting members of the Society for Creative Anachronism affected by natural disasters, be it on the scale of a hurricane or a family whose home has been destroyed by fire.
This is NOT a "talk" list. Posts will remain strictly on topic, and those who violate this may find their posting privileges restricted--usually though not always with a prior warning.
Appropriate post topics include such things as:
-- news regarding a particular ongoing or anticipated disaster
-- news of the welfare of those affected
-- requests for aid, assistance, etc.
-- announcements of fundraisers for those in need
-- announcements of available aid such as "crash space", transportation, or other resources offered either by SCAdians or by outside agencies
-- expressions of gratitude by those who have been assisted by the members of this list
-- Policy statements by the Moderators (These will always have [MODERATOR] in the subject line.)
-- If in doubt, contact SCA-Disaster-Owner@yahoogroups.com, unless waiting would increase the danger or suffering of those in need. Use common sense.
Inappropriate posts include, but are not limited to: "spam" advertising, "introducing myself to the list" posts, criticism of how a particular government or agency prepared for or reacted to a particular disaster, event announcements unless it is in conjunction with a fundraiser for disaster victims, general chat, anything abusive, posts intended purely to express sympathy and sadness, anything a moderator declares officially "off limits!". Again, use common sense.
I realize this is a bit draconian, but this list is here to deal with urgent, time-sensitive matters, and I want those who subscribe to see every email that comes from this list as "important, must read now!" I realize especially that expressions of sympathy, sadness, etc. are very important: but they feed and house no one. Please, send them privately.