When I started this blog I pledged it would remain focused on technical topics, but that’s trumped by what’s going on in New Orleans right now. Hundreds of thousands of dislocated people are struggling down there. I don’t need to tell you how to donate to the Red Cross, but here are some less widely circulated links to information and ways to help.
- Habitat for Humanity – lots of houses to rebuild
- Second Harvest – and lots of food needed
- Wikipedia entry on Katrina – dauntingly comprehensive
- NOLA.com – Local news site with lots of up-to-the-minute coverage
- New Orleans Craigslist Katrina Aid Page – excellent list of ways to donate and help
- Paypal is waiving fees for donations made to the United Way. I would be interested in hearing about other places that take Paypal donations as I think many people have a little Paypal “kitty” that they would gladly tap. That’s what I did.