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Katrina... [Aug. 31st, 2005|07:17 pm]
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...has been devastating.

it's hard when practically all you can do is watch the news and see people's lives destroyed one by one. in addition to our regular monthly nomination, i think it would be great if everyone would contribute a specific resource or way to assist the aftermath of the destruction in new orleans. we can all make a difference, big or small. we all have at least one resource at our fingertips be it $1 or a place to stay which will help. i am asking that in addition to our regular monthly nominated recipient, we all go the extra mile to do something -- anything -- to help the people and animals who have lost so much in new orleans.

awareness.

i encourage you all to post a link to an organization aiding the relief efforts, or to post how you have or intend to physically assist. let's educate each other on what we can do to help and inspire each other with what we are doing.
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[User Picture]From: lily_a_go_go
2005-08-31 11:56 pm (UTC)
I donated to the red cross. I would love to get out there and help but there is no way to really get into New Orleans. They are wanting people to donate money rather than food and other items because they have no place to store any of it yet.

As for animals, NO has a ton of feral animals around the city and I am sure contacting any animal advocacy group or the humane society would be good. I am sure they will need people to take some of the pets off of their hands. I imagine they will have to euthanize (sp) so many of them because of lack of facilities to hold them.

I feel terrible about this all. Not only for NO but for the other areas that were affected. I do however hold NO (not just the city itself but the people there) dear to my heart. It is one of my favorite places in this country to visit. I wish there was more I could do.
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[User Picture]From: xaquariusbluex
2005-09-01 03:26 pm (UTC)
I'm going to suggest a benefit show to some local bands and club owners, and help raise some donations that way.
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[User Picture]From: demonsthenes
2005-09-01 05:55 pm (UTC)
The Humane Society is also taking donations to help out the animals in Katrina-stricken areas.
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