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Looking to Donate? [Sep. 16th, 2005|12:46 am]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

I don't know if this is kosher with the mods or anything, but this is a request for donations for a specific family. I'm cross-posting this wherever I can to get the word out. If this is a problem, feel free to delete the post.

Do what you can.Collapse )
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Updated Katrina LJ Communities [Sep. 15th, 2005|11:37 am]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

[mood |productive]

I've compiled an updated list of LJ communities that help with Katrina relief.

Note # 1: I’ve separated the currently active communities from the inactive ones. I deem a comm inactive if there hasn’t been any new post in the past week or so. Please do take a look at the inactive ones if you have a chance. New activities may have sprung up since my last visit.

Note #2: Please note that the weather-focused communities have started to discuss non-Katrina subjects. Be prepared to wade through landslides and Ophelia if you’re specifically looking for Katrina information.

Note #3: Much, much thanks to kletta for providing me with the names of many of the comms in this list!

Now onto the list, behind the cut...Collapse )
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Leave a Comment [Sep. 12th, 2005|05:01 pm]
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Want to help out Katrina victims but don't have any money?

For every comment I get on this post:

I will donate a shirt, pair of pants, shorts, skirt, etc. in your name DIRECTLY to hurricane victims in Mississippi.

If you don't have any money or any way to donate, then this is your chance :)

And after you comment, tell others so that they can do the same ;]
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(no subject) [Sep. 11th, 2005|08:49 pm]
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Please check out my community katrinahelpinfo for information on how you can help victims of Hurricane Katrina!
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(no subject) [Sep. 10th, 2005|06:49 pm]
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hi guys i was wondering if any of you had seen this;


it is only ten dollars (+ 3.50 shipping and handling)  and it all
goes to the red cross. even better, the website will match every
donation. (they donated over $50,000 in the first 48 hours that this
shirt was on the site)

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Clothing Donations [Sep. 10th, 2005|01:04 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

Want to make a donation but don't have any money? Click here to find out how :)

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(no subject) [Sep. 10th, 2005|02:49 am]
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for anyone who has MySpace: http://groups.myspace.com/Katrinaaftermath
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I'ld like to donate to enviromental clean-up effort [Sep. 9th, 2005|08:15 pm]
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Katrina. I understand there was alot of debrise left behind as the hurricane leveled houses, etc. Oil, gas and other pollutants that won't degrade have leaked into the enviroment and out into the Gulf of Mexico. And now there are diseases being found like e. coli and the possibility of everything from hep. b to anthrax being released as things got disturbed. I'm worried about the disease and sewage generally, even the plastics/wood/stuff floating out into the ocean, but more the oil, gas and chemicals that are having (I assume) even more significant impact. The EPA has waived laws banning certain fuels and machinery that don't meet emmision standards in the affected area so to aid all the emegancy efforts, but that just further contaminates the enviroment.

I'm wondering who is in charge of containing or cleaning up the pollution and where a person could contribute towards these efforts specifically. I immediately thought of Greenpeace but their Katrina page is (more or less) just a scolding for being dependent on oil.

I realize the more immediate concern is for the people who've lost everything, but this is a concern that doesn't seem to have been addressed anywhere I've read.
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(no subject) [Sep. 9th, 2005|03:48 pm]
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NEW ORLEANS - Alarming predictions of as many as 10,000 dead in New Orleans may have been greatly exaggerated, with authorities saying Friday that the first street-by-street sweep of the swamped city revealed far fewer corpses than feared.

The only time there are far fewer deaths than feared is when there are way more deaths than expected.

September 11: Far fewer. When you think about it 2,876 or whatever was miraculously lo (and I think that's even including the 19 hijackers). Especially when tallies such as 10K-50K had been bandied about for days, and since the official toll had stood exactly double that for three weeks until they learned they'd duplicated every single person on some official list (by that time we'd all moved on, so no one thought that perplexable).

There's no way there'd be 10,000 in New Orleans alone. I am expecting 1,000 and even that is super high in my opinion.

It's sad when the media and limelight-seeking officials toss out wildly exaggerated numbers, because while it builds morbid interest for a few days or weeks, once people learn the actual number, there's a let-down, and they forget about it.

How about just focusing in how tens of thousands of people are now HOMELESS, possession-less, property-less, clothing-less, yardless. You can't just go to the store and buy a new home. I don't think I've personally been without food, water, or private shelter for longer than 12 hours in my whole life. Think about that.

They make us think that because not so many died, lots of things are okay. They're not. That would suck.
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2005|07:23 pm]
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Hi guys, Im doing this thing in my journal to help raise money for the Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund. For every comment I get on that entry, I will donate $.10 to the fund. I know its not much but I want to help as much as I can. So GO, COMMENT, GET OTHER PEOPLE TO GO, and maybe even do something like it yourself.

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