All readers are encouraged to give to the charity or relief organization of their choice today, and to please remember to specifically designate their donations to relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
This blog is recommeding Catholic Charities as the charity of choice.
After you have donated, please go here to log your contribution, so that the organizers of this event can keep track of what is being raised.
Thank you for your support and generosity in this time of national crisis.
If you have already given all that you can afford to give, please join me in flying your flag in a show of solidarity. Thank you.
God Bless America.
UPDATE: I just ran across this post in the comments section, but I believe it warrants being re-posted here on the main page for all to see:
Thank you for your recommendation. I was looking for some FEMA information for families and stumbled across the main blog--don't know now where that was.
I am the communications coordinator for Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge. You just can't imagine what is going on here. While we have a very good disaster plan, we never, ever could have imagined the devastation that Katrina has caused. Hour by hour, the situation is changing and becoming more horrific by the minute.
Please know, Catholic Charities will be here for the long haul. We're in the trenches now, but we'll be here for the long haul after everyone else is gone. Charities in Oklahoma City were providing services 5 years after the bombing. New England Charities are still assisting those families. I can see us still delivering services for years and years.
Donations of cash are needed NOW! We don't need food, water, clothes, and we can't house or manage volunteers right now. That all might come later. So think about us in next Spring or in 2 years. Help will still be needed. Thank you.
This is such a huge responsibility. Lives are literally in our hands right now. Just heard of 300 Vietnamese trapped in a Catholic Church in New Orleans. Please pray they are rescued.
Anyway, thank you for hearing me out. I'm very tired, very stressed and very worried that I'm not up to the job God has called me to do.
Keep us in your prayers.