September 01, 2005

Today is Blog for Katrina Day

Have you given something?


Thousands of people have lost their lives and as many as a million have lost EVERYTHING they had, including friends and family members.

But you can help, by making a donation.
See the extended entry for details:

To donate for Hurricane relief, click here or send a check to the address below:
PO Box 9068
New York, NY 10087-9068.

Make checks out to "UMCOR" and mark "UMCOR Advance #982523, Hurricanes 2005 Global" in the memo area to make sure your donation goes to hurricane relief.

You can also donate by phone at 1-800-554-8583.

If you'd rather give goods, rather than money, you can do that too. Unlike other charities, UMCOR also takes supply donations. See here for details on how to make "flood kits", "school kits", and other kits that can be packaged in a box or 5 gallon bucket to help make people's lives a bit easier as they try to recover. Details on how to send supplies this way can be found here.

Let NZ Bear know how much you've given, so he can calculate how much bloggers have given!

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Part of the Blog for Katrina blogswarm sponsored by NZ Bear and HWNNL.
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Posted by caltechgirl at September 1, 2005 11:58 PM | TrackBack

Kudos on your efforts to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. There is another way bloggers and other thoughtful people can help:

I have opened forums at for the discussion of ideas to aid disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I am not soliciting donations, only ideas. Experts in aspects of disaster relief (housing, healthcare, rebuilding, etc.) are also able to rate these ideas, giving us a means of identifying the most promising ones, which will be shared with disaster relief professionals and persons in authority. Please help our society by contributing your ideas, especially if you are unable to contribute financially to relief efforts.

Posted by: Logan at September 2, 2005 08:26 AM

Hey dude, I know times are tight, but how 'bout a donation swap? Whatever you donate to America's Second harvest, I'll match it to UMCOR.

Posted by: Ben at September 2, 2005 09:45 PM