Thursday, September 01, 2005

Bloggers Unite to Help Victims

Bloggers are uniting to help victims by both providing information as well as fundraising efforts. Michelle Malkin has the lowdown:

Today's the day! Inspired by Hugh Hewitt, marshaled by Glenn Reynolds, and organized by N.Z. Bear, nearly 700 bloggers from 11 countries have united today to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. There's a plethora of charities to choose from--pick many!

I've donated to and am recommending Mercy Corps, which is teaming with Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of people displaced from their homes in coastal Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Mercy Corps consistently ranks as one of America's most effective and efficient charitable organizations. Last year, more than 92 percent of its resources went directly to programs serving people in need.

I'm also donating to Hugh and N.Z's respective charities--Canal Street Presbyterian Church, Soldiers' Angels, and The American Red Cross. And Strengthen The Good, an early innovator in blog charity drives, is launching a matching relief fund in honor of today's event.


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