Today is the blogwide fund-raising drive for the hurricane victims, and as previously, I am sticking with the American Red Cross, and later on, I will contribute to the American Kennel Club.
They are there, they know what they are doing, and the money will help. Do your part.
If you, for whatever reason, would like to use another charity to help, the best round-up is at the Instapundit’s, who has quite literally, dozens of places for you to choose from.
One quick thing- these are charity organizations, but I don’t think of this as charity in the sense of mere benevolence. This is an obligation we have to help. This is a necessity.
I will also have a blogad up and running shortly via Kos and crew, and I am donating all proceeds from blogads. I also will be donating every payday until the end of the year or until things stabilize. These folks don’t have any paydays coming up. They don’t have adequate water. They don’t have adequate food. They don’t have adequate clothing and shelter and medical help. Even if they have money in the bank, they have no way to get to it, no id, no ATM cards.
They have nothing but needs, hunger, illness, fear, hurt, pain, anguish, anger, grief, sorrow, desperation, and, thankfully, you. So please help. I fear we have only begun to see the world of trouble in New Orleans and in the gulf, and things are going to get worse over the next two weeks. That is inevitable at this point, but acting now, and donating more than you can afford can mitigate the damage.
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The Mercy Corps link is to the left in the blogads.