We Can’t Undo The Disaster From Katrina

But we can help. Please give generously to the Salvation Army*.
*THS says give your money to The Salvation Army. They are the first people on the scene and they help everybody everywhere without all the bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo of the Red Cross. And she speaks from experience.
These are Americans in need, friends.
Your relatives.
My relatives.
Update: Look at today’s Times-Picayune:
page A1/2
page 4/5
page 6/7
page 8
page 12/13
page 14
page 15
page 16/17
page 18
looters on page a19
page a20

13 Responses to “We Can’t Undo The Disaster From Katrina”

  1. Lisa says:

    Ohmigod. This is almost too much to watch, too much to process.
    Did y’all watch GMA this morning? Robin Roberts is from the Biloxi area, and she’s down there reporting. She was absolutely BAWLING on the air talking about finding her mom’s house and all her relatives safe. It was gut-wrenching.

  2. Cullen says:

    Still no word from my dad-in-law. However, the wife has put in a request through the Salvation Army and we should hear something soon.
    Guys. Guess what? Look to the east.

  3. Cullen says:

    Also … the Sun Herald, Biloxi’s newspaper, seems to be down. I can’t get the page up at all. If anyone knows different (url: http://www.sunherald.com) please let me know.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I was able to get onto the Sun Herald site, Cullen.
    But I know many folks are having trouble. My guess is that, much like on Sept 11th, the internet is simply bogging down with all the folks trying to access info, since the MSM are fairly useless at this point.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Donation made to the Salvation Army.
    Cullen — have you tried a local Amateur Radio operator? The Amateur Radio Emergency Services is up and running, nationwide. That includes radio into the disaster area, and they will do “health and welfare” messages for personal reasons. Not knowing where you live, I can’t direct you. But if you have a ham buddy, maybe they can help out.

  6. Cullen says:

    We actually used the Salvation Army to get through to him. Thanks for the info Jeff.
    I’m in Albany, GA, same as Wunderkraut.
    Where are you? Are you AD? Shoot me an e-mail:
    william DOT james AT usmc DOT mil

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    E-mail shot!
    The Salvation Army probably used their ham support to send the request; the ARRL and Salvation Army routinely work together. No matter — the important point is that you made contact!

  8. SwinishCapitalist says:

    I did try to donate to the Mennonites via the link provided by Tim Blair, but it’s set up for US and Canada only. Second choice, the Salvos. They piss me off with their excessive self-promotion – well, I think it’s excessive – but they’re doing good work in a terrible situation and that’s what matters.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Thanks Swine (and damn that’s fun to write!). It’s important to put aside ideological arguments now; what matters is that the SA does roll up there sleeves and jump right in.
    A Swill Salute, Sir!

  10. SwinishCapitalist says:

    Thank you kindly, Mr B.

  11. I second that, Sir Swine!

  12. SwinishCapitalist says:

    Stop it, you guys. You’re embarrassing me.
    (But it feels nice.)

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