Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tornado Help

We were lucky in Atlanta as the storm had lost the energy of the jet stream by the time it reached here. All we got was some rain and an occasional roll of thunder. Many in the South weren't so lucky and while we have all been distracted by the politics (I see Obama has raised $6 million since Tuesday!) a lot of people are in trouble and need help. This post from Monkeyfister gives you some guidance if you are able to help.

The Toll Is At 54 And Rising…

Tragic. I pray that peace, kindness and hope can find each and every one of those touched families.

I’ve been looking around for some local centralized relief group/agency… Someplace.

Right now, I recommend the:

American Red Cross
Mid-South Chapter

1400 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

United Way of the Mid-South phone in a donation at (901) 433-4300.

They take DIRECT donations, so you can skip all the National-level waste and delay, AND they serve nearly every community in the effected radius.

I don’t ask for much from my readers, but I sure would appreciate some link love on this post– or better yet– if you’d work-up something of your own linking to the Mid-South Red Cross Chapter to help this area get back on it’s feet, re-building, and healing. It’d mean an awful lot to many. A bit of a small-blog swarm would be a mighty thing.

Thanks in advance.

Reports are that many of the food banks are bare and so it is pretty dire. Do what you can and if you can't help financially how about reposting this message on your blog so as many people see it as possible.

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