Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Flood Relief

"The flood came in the night without warning, a fateful combination of freak high tides and gale-force winds that killed 1,835 people."

It was the great North Sea flood that devastated the Netherlands in 1953.

To aid the victims in the Netherlands, other countries in the region, including Denmark and Iceland, issues special "NL" overmarked postage stamps, sold at higher than the face value, with extra money going to relief.

Today, we have more sophisticated ways, but we still need the same willing spirit.