September 01, 2005

Relief Blogging


Yeah I'm early, didn't see any sense in waitin' around.

As posted before, September 1 has been offered up as Hurricane Relief Blogging Day (registration is open now). Go to The Truth Laid Bear for more information and the infamous Glenn Reynolds has a round up at his place too;

More updates and relief bloggin HERE and HERE.

I have chosen the Catholic Charities to promote. All charities listed over at The Bear's place are wonderful and I urge everyone to donate to any, or all, that you can.

These past few hours I have just been in shock. I didn't realize how serious it had gotten down there. I reckon the news agencies couldn't get in quick enough but now that they are able to bring us the stories and images I am just dumbfounded.

At least I can do this much. I am already planning on donated to some personal friends as best I can. It won't be much but it will make me feel better to send SOMETHING. And also to promote Catholic Charities. Even if you aren't Catholic this charity is wonderful. I do give to it on a regular basis so I do have some experience with them.

Catholic Charities of Miami

Catholic Charities of New Orleans

Catholic Community Services of Baton Rouge

Catholic Social Services of Houma-Thibodaux

Catholic Social and Community Services of Biloxi, MS

Catholic Charities of Jackson, MS

Catholic Social Services of Mobile, AL

I see where some of them are not linked, I don't know why. They may be so overwhelmed right now. Who knows.

If you don't feel like clicking on ANY of the links above then here is the address and information for which you can send in donations:

~ or ~

Mail Checks To:
Catholic Charities USA
2005 Hurricane Relief Fund

PO Box 25168
Alexandria, VA 22313-9788

Call:(800) 919-9338

Well, Blogger will not let me post javascript in an entry. I wanted to list my blogroll here, The Gray Roll. I know all those bloggers are writing about this so just go on over to the sidebar and click on any of them; they're all good.

{UPDATE} About Catholic Charities:

Catholic Charities USA is the membership association of one of the nation's largest social service networks. Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Catholic Charities USA supports and enhances the work of its membership by providing networking opportunities, national advocacy and media efforts, program development, training and technical assistance, and financial support.

Founded in 1910 as the National Conference of Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities USA is located near the nation's capital in Alexandria, VA.

And this...

To help communities recover from the damage brought on by Hurricane Katrina, Catholic Charities USA is collecting financial donations that will fund agencies' emergency and long-term disaster recovery efforts.

Catholic Charities USA is unable to accept contributions of food, clothing, blankets and other relief supplies. Its federal ID number is 53-0196620.

{UPDATE II} Other bloggers promoting Catholic Charities:

Ales Rarus
A Certain Slant Of Light
Amy Welborn's Open Book
Babalu Blog
Bearing Blog
Below The Beltway
Brainster's Blog
Captain's Quarters
Citizen Journal
Going To The Mat
Granny Tiger's Reality Check
Holy Fool
Mentor Place
Nocturnal Sloth
One Clear Call
Opaque Lucidity
Patem Peperium
Point Five
Political Man
Rams Head
Right Equals Might
Ryan VOX
Sensible Mom
Single Malt Pundit
Small But Disorganized
The American Princess
The Anchoress
The Common Virtue
The Donegal Express - with The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
The Mad Tea Party
The Bad HedgeHog

Vitamin B16 - cute, very clever indeed
Web Grits - Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke?
Write Wing Blog
Yo, I'm That Dude From Philly

Well, I sure am missing those automatic, built-in trackbacks from Word Press right about now!

{UPDATE III} The Ramblings of a Regular Ron has finally chimed in; was startin' to worry about the fellow. Glad to see he's back in true form. Hey Ron, you know how the old saying goes, "if you don't have anything nice to say then come sit next to me."

{UPDATE IV} I read somewhere, on someone's blog, and of course I cannot remember who's it was now and they were asking sarcastically and rightfully so where were the Hollywood elite was with their Hurricane Relief Aid. Well, here it is at E! Online and Yahoo News.

{UPDATE V} Check this out from the Babalu Blog. WOW.

Therefore, BabalĂș will not offer any new posts, any new entries, any new writing, any new content whatsoever until these relief organizations have received at least 100 donations from BabalĂș readers.

Found it at the Sundries Blog.

{UPDATE VI} Straight from Steal The Bandwagon!

State OES has learned that trapped victims on the Gulf Coast are calling family, friends, loved-ones, or anyone they can get a call out to in California asking for someone to rescue them. These requests need to go immediately to the US Coast Guard's Rescue Line at 800-323-7233 and immediate assistance will be sent.

Please distribute this information as widely as possible.

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