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8.31.2005

Disaster Relief Efforts

If you are able, please consider making a donation to aid diaster relief efforts on the Gulf Coast. Here are a few places you can check out.

Mennonite Disaster Services is an excellent organization, based in my county, which sends volunteers to aid in cleanup efforts. Financial contributions are used to aid in volunteer efforts.


The Red Cross will take anything you can give- money, blood, airline miles or your time. It is probably going to be a few days till lists of needed items are provided, so your best bet is to send money, or give blood.


The Salvation Army- can also use your money or miles right now to aid in general disaster relief efforts.


The Network for Good can also provide you with additional relief organizations, and information about their background.

Please be careful when donating to an organization you don't know much about, check out their history and full information. As repugnant as the idea is, some "fake" charities spring up in the wake of a disaster in order to scam people out of money. Also, your local news station or radio station may set up fund drives of their own, which you can contribute to, and the donations will be forwarded.

If anyone else has additional links, please leave them in the comments, so we can all benefit!

5 Comments:

Blogger Jo said...

For those who wish to help the critters in Katrina's path, there's Noah's Wish:

http://www.noahswish.org/

9:58 AM  
Blogger AJ Gentile said...

I've donated twice to the Red Cross. I love New Orleans. This has been upsetting...

3:34 PM  
Blogger Memphis Word Nerd said...

Donating to the Red Cross is a Very Good Thing. I like it because the donor information page has interesting choices. Instead of having to choose between Mr, Mrs, Ms and Miss you actually get choices like Ambassador, Lord, Senator and Rear Admiral. I made a donation in honor of my very nelly friend "Rear Admiral Gary". Heh. He'll appreciate that.

I'm thinking about coming up with my own title (Grand High Poobah, anyone?) and writing them a letter insisting that they add it to their selections.

6:30 PM  
Blogger GoddessAradia said...

Wait a minute! MWN, are you stealing my Totally Awesome Made Up Title?
hhmmm

well, technically, no. Mine was "The great high hooombah" so I'll let you slide - this time.
;oP

10:47 AM  
Blogger Memphis Word Nerd said...

Just had to let you guys know...the word verification thingy for right now is "odahpoo". Heh. As in "Oh, dah poo is floating all around New Orleans because the sewers are flooded."

1:55 PM  

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