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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

I know that many are sick of the hurricane coverage, but I feel compelled to create this post. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, over 1 million have lost pretty much everything. Experts estimate that it could be years (even decades) before New Orleans is back to normal. The needs of the people from all areas affected by the hurricane are great and immediate. If you are able to help in anyway, I'd like to provide you with the following links for disaster relief efforts:

If you can provide a spare room, bed, or even just a couch for someone left homeless by the storm, go here.

Many organizations are accepting donations of food and water throughout the U.S. If you would like to make a donation to one of these local drives, I'm sure your local news has information. A quick word of warning though: monetary donations can be much more effectively used for two reasons. 1) With the rising prices of gas, it isn't practically feasible to ship the donations to where they need to be. 2) Organizations, like the Red Cross, can take small donations from many people and combine them to buy in bulk, utilizing your money as needed at the time far more efficiently. Needs will change and by the time some of the shipments reach their destinations, water may not be what's needed anymore.

To make a donation with the Red Cross, go here.

For Habitat for Humanity, go here.

For the Salvation Army, go here.

Finally, for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, go here.

I have always been proud of the way Americans take care of each other. I pray for the those affected by this disaster, and God bless those of you who help during their time of need.

- The Hippy's Wife :)

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