Not a single phone call, text message or email... hmm, well no matter. I am fine thanks. I did not happen to be on that train so I am fine. But others were not so lucky...
Dear M --
Yesterday afternoon, a Metrolink commuter train carrying 225 people collided with a freight train in the Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley, killing at least 23 and leaving at least 135 injured. Survivors have been rushed to several local area hospitals and many are in critical condition.
Many of you have asked what you can do to help. The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center will be open Monday through Friday to accept . Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to donate blood. Appointments can be made by calling . Contact the Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcross.org for other information about blood donation or ways you can help.
Thank you, and please keep your thoughts and prayers with the families and victims affected by this terrible tragedy.
California State Director
Obama for America