Yikes, you guys are quiet this weekend. Although there are many worthy organizations that need money, I urge you to donate to local81
. You can read about his experiences in his LJ, which I found through danger_kitty
. It sounds like he's doing some good work in an area that hasn't had much/any assistance. Other than mailing that care package on Saturday, it's the only thing that's made me feel like I'm actually helping people directly. The magnitude of this catastrophy is enormous and I think we are going to be struggling for years to recover. I haven't heard any concrete numbers on the amount of displaced peoples, but NO alone is 1/2 a million people... that's people that need homes and jobs for the next 6-12 months. I'm still in disbelief.
please, give what you can to whichever organization you feel most comfortable.