We’ve all seen pictures of the destruction in New Orleans, Biloxi and Gulfport. I personally know one family that has lost everything except their lives. They’re lucky; they evacuated. Many, many more aren’t as fortunate.
Everyone needs to pitch in. A blogosphere relief effort has been organized by the New Zealand Bear. If you’re a blogger, go there to add your site.
Personally, may I suggest donating through your employer (especially if they have a matching program) to any of the charities that are (and will be) doing work for months in the Southeast. Personally, I recommend the Salvation Army and United Jewish Communities. Both organizations are excellent, and the money will go where it’s needed. You can find a long list of other charities here.
Let’s all pitch in.
The Salvation Army
PO Box 4857
Jackson, MS 39296-4857
Write “Disaster Relief” on the bottom of the check; or call 800-SAL-ARMY; or go here.
United Jewish Communities:
United Jewish Communities
P.O. Box 30
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
Attention: Hurricane Katrina
write “Hurricane Katrina” on the bottom of the check; or call 877-277-2477; or go here.