August 31, 2005

Give

Your monoey, your time. It all counts.

Over at Wizbang, Paul gives us glimpse from the inside, and some good advice to boot:


If you do something to help the victims, ping this post... If there is a lot of people helping out, Kevin will set up a post with the links. (I just volunteered him ;)

Think about it for a second from my chair... (I'm not whining but) I'm almost 40 years old.... Here is the sum total of all my worldly possessions: 4 pairs of shorts, 5 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, 4 pairs of underwear, 1 pair of blue jeans, a box of family pictures, 2 flashlights, a piece of trench art my grandfather brought back from WWI and my father's hammer. (Hey, it means a lot to me!) That's it. Everything else is gone. And BTW, I'm unemployed.

I tell you that not to whine but to let you see the tree thru the forest. Multiply my situation by about a million. Stop and think about that... A million people homeless and unemployed.

If you're a blogger then (by near definition) you're a self proclaimed talented person. Prove it. They'll be plenty of time for punditry and pontification next month... In the mean time there is work to be done. Figure out how to help the victims.

Please (for the sake of all of us who actually understand the situation) please stop whining about the evacuation. It was a stunning success. Please stop saying that the levee at 17th street and Canal St. broke... There's no such place. (and no, FOXNews, even if there was such a place, I assure you, it would be on the south side of the lake and not the north side of the lake where you showed it on your map)

So here it is in a nutshell... Let's get some work done and play Monday morning quarterback sometime in early 2006. There's about million or so of us who would prefer it that way.

Glenn Reynolds and Michelle Malkin have a multitude of links to help the disaster victims. And Capital One is hosting another telethon this Friday, September 2, much like they did after 9/11 and the tsunami. If you're not sure where to send your money, they might be able to help.

Posted by Physics Geek at August 31, 2005 09:23 PM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!
Comments

Robert Hayes, Editor of Blogger News Network, sent around an email to BNN contributors with this suggestion:

At the end of September, there will still be a great need for donations and support, but "donor fatigue" will very likely have set in. I don't mean to take away from donating right now - we all should. But I'd like to generate a pulse of giving that will hit next month, in addition to the donations right now.

I think he's right... expecially for donations to organizations like the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, which specialize in resources to help victims longterm as well as urgently. I'm sure that Hayes will probably update this idea at BNN shortly. Look in the right-hand column.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at September 2, 2005 08:41 PM