Recovery Aid

The bloggers in New Orleans have done nothing short of an amazing job keeping track of what’s going on as New Orleans continues to suffer blow after blow in the wake of the hurricane. As things get worse, we’d like to lend a helping hand, and we hope that our readers might do the same.

We’re encouraging donations to the American Red Cross, and you can click on the button at right to go to the Amazon Donation page for the American Red Cross.

If you’d like to use the image at right for your own site, please feel free to use the following code:

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We’re not alone today, asking for your help and donations, Glenn Reynolds is coordinating other blogging relief efforts today, and there are the following Technorati Tags:

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13 Comments so far

  1. RoddyMac (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 5:45 pm

    Any way we can get real time satellite images of individual homes in the Kenner area?

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 6:28 pm

    Not sure, Roddy, you might check with the folks down in New Orleans

  3. wayan (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:43 pm

    As and you shall receive: high resolution before & after images of New Orleans. Also, Google Earth is said to be doing an update of their NOLA imagry this weekend.

  4. Logan (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 9:32 am

    Kudos or efforts to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. There is another way bloggers and other thoughtful people can help:

    I have opened forums at for the discussion of ideas to aid disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I am not soliciting donations, only ideas. Experts in aspects of disaster relief (housing, healthcare, rebuilding, etc.) are also able to rate these ideas, giving us a means of identifying the most promising ones, which will be shared with disaster relief professionals and persons in authority. Please help our society by contributing your ideas, especially if you are unable to contribute financially to relief efforts.

  5. In_tears (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 9:46 am

    Surely, there must be faster efforts to be made than just pouring cash into the RED CROSS. It has been distressing to hear that people are living in filth, starved and dehydrated, AND lives are threatened by the unscrupulous – I cried when I heard on the radio that a 10 year old girl was reportedly raped.

    This is a disaster that everyone knew was coming and the government has been slow at getting out there with all the resources we have available in the Western world to help our fellow countrymen. It seems that no has ever thought about these sorts of crises to put together plans of action.

    This past week it has been like watching a horror movie – a city in the most free country in the world looks like a third world country! Where are the f’ing Donald Trumps and Bill Gates to send boats, trucks, water and food to those people? Esp. those stranded at hospitals.

    Sorry about the rant, I am totally frustrated as I know you are too.

  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 10:14 am

    I wish, I wish, I wish there was something better to do Right Now than give cash. Maybe in the weeks following, but right now, cash is where it’s at.

  7. Angry_tears (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 10:37 am

    Unfortunately, for some of those people – they don’t have weeks. Their need is immediate. Particularly, those who are trying to help their patients in the hospitals and children and old who are susceptible to disease which can mean a difference in getting aid now vs. later.

    I guess my criticism is with the government and with people who have the means but have been slow to act. It is Day Five after the levees broke (which was preventable, but that’s another story) and there are still people stuck in hospitals – they should have been the first group of people evacuated. Where ARE the plans? Was this a case of the state gov’t waiting around for the feds to give them money to come with a plan in case of a disaster? We haven’t learned since 9/11. But we can go ’round and ’round about should have, could have for a long time while people’s lives are hanging in the balance.

    Aren’t there think tanks for things like this?

    Yes, cash is the way to go. Please donate!!! If there is anyway to donate directly to the relief efforts and not to the coffers of the national HQ, do it.

  8. East Coast Girl (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 8:12 am

    For anyone looking for more creative ways to help, the folks at this website have preceeded their normal posts with disaster relief websites. This post is being continually updated as more organizations write in with their contact information.

  9. East Coast Girl (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 8:28 am

    And don’t be put off by the name of the website, they REALLY did post that information, and they REALLY are trying to help! This list also lists links for animal rescue efforts, as well.

  10. JennB (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 1:15 pm

    Seconding East Coast Girl – the women who run that site are affiliated with Television Without Pity, which is also organizing efforts to donate money. They’re involved in a partnership with Donors Choose, which is matching donations.

  11. allll noingggg (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 12:22 am

    Im anewbie at this ,and have more opinions on this topic and many others then time to peck on this keyboard.About oooo maybe 10 words a min.But i will touch on a group of people/religion that are known as Mennonite from the central Pa. area.F.Y.I. I am a Catholic.To give you some insight to these people and in a way what its going to take in the gulf coast and as a matter of fact in Iraq.A young lady at one of my acct. just last year went to Hondurus on a misionary trip for 3 might say what the hell is this guy talking about Hondurus!OOOO how we have short memiors,there was a hurricane about 10 yrs. ago that hit that area,AND THEY ARE STILL CLEANING THAT PLACE UP,so get a grip this is going to be a long haul just like the Pres. told us if you where listing!

  12. ALLLL NOINGGGG (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 12:44 am

    Well I just got my rant out,you know that felt real good,relieve that stess and live longer,common sense I would say,but i think thats a fact now according to the doctors now.They didnt need to spend a gazillion dollars on grants to some out of touch professer to tell us that.Some things arent old wives tales.Anyway here is a possible solution .Why not have a whole class/corp/division in the military whos soul porpuse/training and skill is geared to these kind of situations nationaly and world wide.A.K.A. SOCIAL O.P.S.

  13. sergio Ortiz (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 7:34 am


    Dear God, Knower of Things Unseen,
    should I patiently endure
    what touches me in this path?
    Do Thy loving waters
    preserve me as I walk?
    Am I set ablaze by Thy remembrance?
    Or do the echoes of the flapping
    wings of crows in the
    boiling cauldrons of hate and color
    hinder my heart from approaching
    You in service?

    Venez,venez ici!
    Follow me to the preachers
    house, down Baton Rouge
    Road, still standing.

    Aucun mon ch

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