For the next 24 hours there is no right or left, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Socialist or whatever. For the next 24 hours, I want to concentrate on Louisana, Mississippi and Alabama. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many more have taken severe damage to their homes and businesses. The over 300 (and counting) bloggers, including your friends here at Savage Republican, have gotten together and are asking their readers to step up to the plate and contribute to one of the many worthy charities that are coming to the aid of our fellow Americans (hat tip to NZ Bear at Truth Laid Bear for organizing this). Savage Republican has already posted his request to contribute to the American Red Cross and I would like to lend my request for donations to the Salvation Army. Others are plugging for Catholic Charities USA, United Jewish Communities and United Methodist Committee on Relief. Whichever charity you choose, please indicate that the donation is for Hurricane Katrina relief.
My plea to you, dear readers, is to find a charity that is helping out the citizens of the Gulf States and give generously. Our countrymen and women will definately appreciate the assistance from their neighbors across the country.
For the next 24 hours, I will be posting about the great need in Louisana, Mississippi and Alabama. Please take a few minutes and make a pledge - no matter how big or how small - to help in the recovery effort! For more information on the Bloggers drive for hurricane relief please go to http://www.truthlaidbear.com/communitypage.php.