Thursday, September 01, 2005

A Little Goes a Long Way

Having been born in Louisiana, and having lived in Alabama and Florida (Air Force brat), my thoughts go out that much more to the victims of the hurricance and its still-escalating aftermath. Not to preach, but even if you're not one that ordinarily gives to charities, now would be a good time to start.

Second Harvest Food Bank:
(100% of donations to Katrina victims)

http://www.secondharvest.org/

Operation Blessing:
1-800-730-2537
http://www.ob.org/

Episcopal Relief & Development:
1-800-334-7626
http://www.er-d.org/

United Methodist Committee on Relief:
1-800-554-8583
http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005/


Salvation Army:

1-800-SAL-ARMY
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Catholic Charities:
1-800-919-9338
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

FEMA Charity tips:
http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
http://www.nvoad.org/

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
http://www.la-spca.org/


4 Comments:

At September 1, 2005 at 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a good man Representative Fritchey.

 
At September 1, 2005 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To get back on point, I agree Representative, we all need to dig in our pockets and help out our fellow Americans - I cannot even imagine what they are going through. My thoughts, prayers, and dollars go out to them.

 
At September 1, 2005 at 10:33 PM, Blogger Hon. John Fritchey said...

You're right, enough time wasted on distractions. What is truly tragic about this situation is the fact that it has yet to hit its unfortunate pinnacle. Things will get much worse before getting better. The body count will soar. Illnesses will be pervasive. Recovery, which may never be complete, will be many years away. No matter how much coverage we watch of the situation, it is impossible to comprehend what these people are going through.

And I sympathize with all of them. EXCEPT for the people shooting at rescue helicopters or at people evacuating from hospitals. The looting in circumstances is even potentially understandable. But the sniping? What the hell do you have to be thinking?

 
At September 4, 2005 at 11:17 PM, Anonymous Rep David Miller said...

Just arrived back from Jackson, MS. earlier today and have been there since thurs. Although KAtrina has clearly devistated the gulf coast, central Miss has been affected too,,,3 hr wait for gas (if available), price gouging, reprt someone was shot over a bag of ice, over 200,000 without power (about 30k still out as of today), report of a hijacked gas trailer, temp resid. in Jackson Stadium...and so on. Support is needed across the entire region and please check on anyone that you think may need assistance who lives in any part of the states that got hit. people, its no joke down south.
rep david miller

 

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