In case you think your problems are insurmountable

An insider's tale of what's going on in New Orleans right now. I wish I could just run down to WalMart, grab as much water and canned food as would fit in Esme the Escape, and zoom to the area to help. Would that it were that easy! VLSCI is doing a 2-for-1 match of any employee donations to help the Katrina victims, so I've sent money to the Humane Society because I don't even want to think about what's happening to the animals given the conditions the humans are living in. Besides, when I heard about someone prying the fluffy dog out of a little boy's hands as he boarded a bus for Houston (because no animals are allowed on the buses), I just cried because I knew that dog was going to die alone and without his master.

(Also, FYI, the Tribune Corporation - parent company for many newspapers and television stations nationwide - has established a relief campaign and will be donating 50 cents for every dollar they receive in donations, so please consider directing your contributions in that direction.)


-E said…
I appreciate that you are listing places to donate and ways people can help. It is very kind of you.

Michele sent me.
theaddict said…
Thank you for helping. I am grateful and I know my family and friends that live in the devastated area are grateful too.
Shannin said…
I donated to the Humane Society and the ASPCA. The HS has people at the Superdome taking confiscated pets to the Coliseum in Baton Rouge and will be trucking them to Houston, so there is hope for Snowball (I read the story too and cried when they said he cried so hard he threw up).
AMEX is donating $500K and matching up to another $500K to the Red Cross.
M@rla said…
Denise, thank you for publishing that link ( - I have been glued to the computer reading Michael's reporting on what's going on.

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