Jamie Tarabay's story for Weekend Edition on the volunteers who retrieve bodies from the Tigris River in Iraq clearly struck a chord with some listeners.
Here's a sampling of some of the e-mails NPR has received since the story aired on Sunday:
Dear Jamie Tarabay, I could not help but be moved by your story on those people collecting bodies out of the river. How can I send them life vests and gloves?
To Whom It May Concern: Please direct me as to how I can send these gentlemen some diving gear as well as assumed sizes for wet suits. Thank you for your time.
I would like to contribute plastic gloves and rosewater or lavender water to the people who retrieve and care for bodies from the river in Baghdad. Please tell me how I can contact the group. I am not Muslim and I do not speak Arabic, but I want to support the work that the men are doing.
I'm not sure how much I would be able to help, but I cannot let another moment pass without an attempt to contribute in some way, to the cause of the 18- year-old "man" retrieving bodies from the Tigris. If I were to get together some latex gloves, sheets for shrouds or money, is there an address I can ship them to? Thank you for your kind assistance.
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