Given that thousands of victims have evacuated to the Houston area, my charity of choice is the Greater Houston Red Cross.
Glenn’s got alot of other charity recommendations from other bloggers here.
It doesn’t really matter whether you give time, money or supplies, just please give. We have brothers and sisters in need. Let’s rally to their side and offer them some hope.
Some Helpful Resources:
List of local Houston locations to donate goods.
List of local Houston shelters open for Katrina evacuees.
List of Houston Gas Prices - find the lowest prices in town.
List of Merchants offering discounts for food, hotel, entertainment and services.
List of local Houston charities.
Craig’s List Forums with nationwide offers of housing and free rooms.
When they were finally rescued by military helicopters or boats, they were dropped off on a dry interstate exit ramp. From there, they were told to walk for help. Some people walked for miles… Young men pushed elderly women out of the way… Water and food were scarce. Medical personnel could not keep up with the emergencies, and there were no sanitations facilities — no bathrooms for 10,000 people!
Those of us not affected by this storm should be grateful for what we have and do what we can to help.
UPDATE: Deaf Survivor’s Blog - “This is a blog dedicated to help deaf and hard of hearing people find each other and provide emergency info after catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina. Write down names and identifying features about the person (e.g. went to Galluadet Univ, lived in New Orleans, etc) since two people can have the same name. And where to contact. Visit the site or email email@example.com for submission of names. Any ideas, suggestions, or other info will be appreciated.” Thanks, Mike at Kokonut Pundits. SUCCESS AT THE ASTRODOME. WAY TO GO, MIKE!
DONATE, DONATE, DONATE…and when you do, be sure to go here to log your contributions. This is a great way to compete. I’d love to see this little humble blog take on some of the big dogs. If you still haven’t contributed, feel free to send something, anything to the Houston Red Cross, my charity of choice.