I haven’t blogged about Katrina and her aftermath, mostly because it is too overwhelming for words. I know some people who live in these areas who have no power, no safe water. I have visited New Orleans three times and ache for the loss of an historic city. I am staggered by the loss of life and possessions and safety and health and the huge task of recovery that faces so many.
Blogonational (where I picked up the following information) and others have banded together in a huge blog effort to provide relief for the stricken area. Thursday September 1, 2005 has been designated as Hurricane Katrina: Blog For Relief Day.
I made my first cash donation to the American Red Cross. I always feel that they are a good charity to start with in any disaster. But I’m glad to know of other places to give because this is going to take the effort of Federal, State, and City governments as well as all the private and faith-based organizations who can render service.
If everyone who reads blogs gives just $10, think of the money that could be raised and the lives that could be changed. Please pick a relief organization and give today. (The organizations and charities listed below the graphic appear via a Relief Roll code provided by the SoCal Bloggers Alliance and is by no means an exhaustive list of worthwhile charities.)