I live in Minnesota, which is a long way away from the disaster of Katrina. Even so, the effects of the Gulf Coast tragedy are rippling up here. Folks have relatives in the South. They’re worried about them and want to help. Even though many of us can’t get down there, we still want to help out in what little ways we can.
Weblog writers have been encouraged to write disaster relief posts encouraging anyone to donate. Count me in. If you want to help, go to Truth Laid Bear and sign up as well.
You can donate money at the following websites:
- Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- Catholic Charities USA
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Southern Baptist Relief Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Feed the Children
- The Humane Society
- Mennonite Disaster Service
- B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief
- Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana Hurricane Relief Fund
Groups like Habitat for Humanity will need money and, later on, volunteers. Groups like the Red Cross need money, donations of essentials, and blood. Think about where you can give (giving blood doesn’t cost a penny) and do it. Give until it hurts.
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