September 2, 2005

Your Help Needed

BTW, if you are inclined to give, the American Red Cross is not a bad choice for a monetary donation. They really could use the money. Things are a real mess down there.

So, if you can, please help.

Posted by James at September 2, 2005 6:24 AM
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I'm thinking once the Red Cross get settled they'll need blood, too, so those of you who can donate, keep an eye to the news for appeals.

Other charities to look to, which I posted on another entry:

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (

Both are appealing for donations to care for the thousands of animals left homeless after Katrina. Some were swept away in the storm, others were not allowed into temporary human shelters and have consequently been abandoned.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 2, 2005 12:36 PM

Thanks for digging up the link, James.


Posted by: Mike at September 2, 2005 1:58 PM

I was thinking (about President Dumbass the First) that you have to admire, just a little bit, any guy who can stand side-by-side with the guy who kicked his ass in 1992 to ask for donations for someone else's disaster relief. So I went to their website (technically Dubya's website, LOL), and what I saw made me laugh.

You write out your check to one organization, but you must decide between two addresses to send it to: one for Clinton, one for Bush Sr. No lie. There's no single, generic address for the snail mail. It's quite clear that, even 13 years later, you have to take sides. I guess that is just to make sure that you don't end up with the wrong guy's cooties on your precious check.

On a more serious note, that same website gives addresses where you can send donations directly to each state's relief fund - one for AL, one for LA, and one for MS. I can't say whether they will use your funds more efficiently or more to your liking than the Red Cross, Second Harvest, etc., but if you have strong feelings as to where you want the money to go (or not go, or how evenly you want it distributed) geographically, it's useful information.

Posted by: Julie at September 2, 2005 10:59 PM

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