Thursday, September 01, 2005

Donate, As You Enjoy the Mellow Accoustic Sounds of Our Own Commander in Chief

Hey folks, Dr. Max here. This is probably not the best time for me to be posting. I just got done watching the Homeland Security Chief Chertoff's news conference about the Katrina-Gulf States Disaster and I am ticked. Hey, I'm glad all the agencies are ready to help (which they took great pains to congratulate themselves for) and I understand the almost impossible task that lies ahead of them, but isn't this about three days too late? Seriously, look at my post from early Monday morning. If anyone wanted to ask, I could have told them what would happen in New Orleans if the levees failed, and I am not that bright. What were all these officials doing then? I think the President was so concerned he went to California and strummed a guitar. Shouldn't some local or national official have started this process on Sunday? They even had most of Monday to mobilize, but everybody apparently thought New Orleans lucked out. It's physics folks, water goes to the lowest point, it's part of the reality based world. Please, do pray for everyone's welfare, but let's get some levee support and evacuation plans ready to go BEFORE the hurricane hits.

Ahh enough! Now is not the time for griping, only the people in the gulf states have a true right to complain. Here's what we can do to help, give some money! Below are a list of organizations that will accept all the cash you can give. And remember, check with your employer, a lot of companies set up matching programs during times of disaster, maybe your company does as well. If not, suggest that they do. Let's come together and give. It's possible we've lost multiple American cities here folks, it goes beyond our fears of what terrorists could do. So let's show unprecedented compassion.

This is a list of charities culled from Daily Kos











I am going to let this post linger a few days. The good folks down south can use every penny and this isn't the best time for laughs. Take care everybody.

Update: In checking the links it looks like some of them, particularly the American Red Cross are extremely busy. Be patient, it's a pain to wait, but at least you still have a house to wait in.

Update 2: If you would rather call.....from USA Today:

FEMA listed the following agencies as needing cash to assist hurricane victims:

• American Red Cross, 800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English, 800-257-7575 Spanish.

• America's Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.

• Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.

• Catholic Charities, USA, 703-549-1390.

• Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.

• Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.

• Church World Service, 800-297-1516.

• Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.

• Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.

• Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.

• Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.

• Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.

• Salvation Army, 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).

• Southern Baptist Convention — Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, ext. 6440.

• United Methodist Committee on Relief. 800-554-8583.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not make my usual wiseass remark given the tragic situation, but I do wish more people in high places read this blog so that they would have had their act together.

6:28 PM  
Blogger OldRoses said...

Thanks for the info, Dr. Max!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Afe said...

The presidential insignia on an acoustic guitar. I love it.

9:45 PM  
Blogger shyloh's poetry said...

It is a tragic situation. And I am doing my part.

And yes thank you for the info!

7:11 AM  

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