Thursday, September 01, 2005


Today is the day when Online Journalists across the Bloggy-Sphere unite to do something useful.

The victims of Hurricane Katrina’s wrath in the U.S. Gulf Coast need your prayers and your thoughts. But right now, what they need most is your financial support.

Fuel, food and lodging all cost money - money that many of these folks just don’t have. They’re tapped out, and thousands are facing months of exile from their flood-ravaged homes in New Orleans.

You can help.

There are plenty of charities out there - legitimate charities - that will take your money and put it to good use helping those who need help the most. If you are reading this, you have a computer and an internet connection, so it’s an easy matter to make an online donation. But how you get it in is not important: what is important is that you get something in.

There are plenty of places out there that are providing links to charities. I recommend that you go to N.Z. Bear’s excellent site, where you can find a list of charity links. You can also, if you wish, log your contribution(s). (Tip o’ th’ Elisson fedora to Sissy Willis and Laurence Simon.)

I’m plugging for the B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund, but feel free to donate to the charity of your choice.

As Americans, we dug deep to help the victims of the South Asian Tsunami - the U.S. contributed more than all other countries combined. Now it’s time to step up and help our own. Of course, this appeal is directed not just at my Esteemed American Readers, but all of y’all. Money is money, help is help, and people is people.

Thus endeth the blegging for now.

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