Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hurrican Katrina Relief Efforts

There comes times when one must put aside the top hat and tiara and postpone satire for a time. The huge extent of devastation and suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina and the delayed, inadequate response from FEMA and the federal government has created one of those times.

We shall be donating 20% of our proceeds from this Monday's Bread and Roses Festival action to America's Second Harvest. It is the least we can do.

We urge you to donate as much as you can to hurricane relief. Following is a list of legitimate charities which are helping with relief efforts. Please do what you can to help. Even if all you have is a spare bed for a refugee, you will be helping someone who so desperately needs it.

Wikipedia entry on Hurricane Relief Efforts
Good general resource.

MoveOn Hurricane Housing
Offer or receive emergency housing

Network for Good
Clearinghouse for many non-profits

American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English
1-800-257-7575 Spanish
The grand-daddy of relief organizations.

America’s Second Harvest
Distributes food donated by companies.
$100 donation feeds a family of four for two days.

Habitat for Humanity
Works to build housing for low-income families.

Humane Society of the United States
Helps out animals and their caretakers.

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