Clicking on the banner above will take you directly to the Red Cross Donation page, my choice for today's blogburst for Hurricane Katrina Relief. Today, bloggers from all over the nation and in many other countries are putting their efforts into raising money for disaster relief and emergency services. Thousands of people are homeless, hungry and dehydrated. Many have nothing left.
Families and homes have been literally torn apart. Businesses that have been nurtured for decades are shattered.
It is difficult to even imagine what the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are experiencing. This is something that they will be dealing with for months, and something that will have lasting effects for years. Please give anything that you can. No donation is too small to help.
During times of crisis and disaster, as in the South Asia tsunami earlier this year, America has offered and delivered help and rescue to literally millions around the world. There isn't a rescuer for us to rely on. We must do this on our own, for our own.
If the Red Cross is not your choice, Glenn Reynolds has a growing list of resourced and other blogger picks. I have compiled a list of some not-so obvious picks. Here are some of them from yesterday's post:
Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) has set up a hurricane relief fund here.
Church World Service has a donation page up.
For you misplaced Anglicans, there is Episcopal Relief & Development.
America's Second Harvest also has a donation page.
Lutheran World Relief is here.
United Jewish Charities has their page here.
Islamic Circle of North America is here.
For us Godless heathens, I suppose there's Morgan Freeman's charity auction at Charity Folks, especially since they're listing some big ticket items. Maybe the auction winners will donate the prizes, too.