Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina (time to pull together)

For decades now we've been debating what would happen when the big one hits? The big one referring to a hurricane that was so powerful it would wipe out an entire coastal region and lead to flooding on a massive scale. Well, the debating is over because it's happened and now we get to deal with the reality.

The city of New Orleans is underwater and the coastline from Louisiana to Alabama has been devastated. Cities like Biloxi and Gulfport Mississippi as well as a number of others have been virtually wiped out.

The numbers of dead can only be guessed at this point, but it will surely be in the hundreds if not the thousands.

This is not the time for recriminations or second-guessing, it's time for all of us to pull together and try to save as many people as possible, people who can still be saved. We've got to put aside all differences at this moment for the good of everyone. The greatest responsibility of any human being is to their fellow human beings.

This is "the greatest natural disaster in US history."

Whoever you are, wherever you're at, do what you can to help because we need you, right now.
Here's where you can help.


Charities for Hurricane Katrina Relief

All of these charities have been approved by FEMA and checked out by the government.


Jewish Federation Katrina Relief Fund -- http://www.juf.org/katrina/

Operation Blessing -- http://www.ob.org/

American Red Cross -- http://www.redcross.org/

America's second harvest -- http://www.secondharvest.org/

Adventist Community Services -- http://www.adventist.communityservices.org/disaster-response.htm

Catholic Charities, USA -- http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

Christian Disaster Response -- http://www.cdresponse.org/

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee -- http://www.crwrc.org/

Church World Services -- http://www.churchworldservice.org/

Convoy of Hope -- http://www.convoyofhope.org/

Corporation for Natural and Community Services Disaster Relief Fund -- http://www.nationalservice.gov/

Lutheran Disaster Response -- http://www.ldr.org/

Mennonite Disaster Service -- http://www.mds.mennonite.net/

Nazarene Disaster Response -- http://www.nazarenedisasterresponse.org/

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -- http://www.pcusa.org/pda/

Salvation Army -- http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief -- http://www.namb.net/

United Methodist Committee on Relief -- http://www.methodistrelief.org/


1 Comments:

Blogger aahpat said...

Its an incredible disaster for the entire nation. The coming unemployment and business losses will continue to drag the entire nation down for years to come.

There is a link to the Red Cross on my Home Page for anyone who can contribute money, resources or expertise to the recovery efforts.

September 01, 2005 5:07 AM  

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