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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina Flood Aid: Bleg Burst

Hugh Hewitt suggested a coordinated blog burst to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Instapundit seconded, suggested Thursday, September 1, and is keeping up with the list of bloggers here. N. Z. Bear is aggregating.

Because I am familiar with their work (and because I'm a United Methodist pastor) I highly recommend the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can donate here. All money (100%) donated hits the ground at the site of the relief effort stipulated by the donor. UMCOR's administrative costs come from sources other than donations. They also have a list of physical supplies they need - on the Katrina page. UMCOR's main distribution center is about 50 miles from NOLA, and while it was affected, it's operational.

If you are a member of a United Methodist Church, be sure on your donation form to type their name into the form and your donation will be linked to your church (all money goes to UMCOR but your church gets "credit" for your donation.) If you don't have a church and give through this website, then I ask that you type in Aldersgate UMC, Starkville, MS.

On my sidebar, you can click to go to the Red Cross donation site. They, of course, always do good work. There are a number of other charitable organizations well worth your donation, just visit Instapundit for a good list.

Update: Amazon.com who became a donation point for Red Cross during the Tsunami Relief last year initially declined to do so for this disaster. They have changed their mind and are now collecting for Hurrican Katrina Relief. Donate to the Red Cross through Amazon here. (Amazon receives no money for this service, 100% goes to Red Cross.)

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