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September 01, 2005

Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Day

As you can see at the top of my sidebar, i have selected Catholic Charities for hurricane relief donation. Here's why i like them.

Louisiana is heavily Roman Catholic and i expect that many victims will rely on the Church for all sorts of help.

The Catholic Church is 2000 years old, it ain't going anywhere.

As i posted on Monday, Catholic Charities emphasizes long term recovery aid, and this disaster recovery will take a long time.

Catholic Charities is a separate entity from local archdioceses, and therefore there's no danger that my money might possibly be skimmed to pay for any scandal settlements. i would be uncomfortable donating through my own local parish's collection basket for that reason.

You don't have to donate to my chosen charity, but i'd encourage you not to wait if you haven't helped out yet. Pick a charity from N.Z. Bear's, Instapundit's, The Cotillion (Jody's), or The Bear Flag League's list and do what you can today.

Technorati tags: flood aid, Hurricane Katrina

Update: My Cotillion sister Sadie at Fistful of Fortnights is auctioning off two blog designs from Apothegm Designs, to benefit the American Red Cross or the Hurricane oriented charity of your choice.

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Nice Pic, Annie.

You look too good to be a lawyer. Better ugly down a bit.

Good pick on the relief charity. I could never give to the Red Cross, until they stop discriminating against the Red Mogen David and in favor of the Red Crescent.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 1, 2005

By the way, what are you holding?

Looks like the Maltese Falcon to me.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 1, 2005

Yes, banners featuring gun-toting conservative uber-babes are always appealing.

Posted by: Attila on Sep. 1, 2005

Nice pic, is that a tit I see obscured by your hand? She's holding a vibrator Shelly.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 1, 2005

BTW, how about the Get-Casca-laid-and-Drunk charity? Now THAT is a worthy cause.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 1, 2005

Casca, you need some serious therapy. You are a sick human being.

Have you considered self-immolation?

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 1, 2005

Never crossed my mind, but then again, I've lived through the end of the world a couple of times. Truth is that we all die someday, and that there is good and evil on this spinning orb. If you dont' stomp evil out, it flourishes and overwhelms the good. I prefer to keep things light.

When Pinatubo blew up, I had cold beer every night AND got laid, mwahahahaha, and that was without electricity. It took me a couple of weeks to get the pumice out of my ass and lungs though.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 1, 2005

ya know for some reason catholic charities was the first one that sprung to mind for me, so I gave. now i see your post, and some good recent ones, and will give again. take care there annie.

Posted by: Scof on Sep. 2, 2005

I, for one, have no problem believing Casca got a ton of pumice pounded up his ass. Anything to increase friction, I guess.

Posted by: Victor on Sep. 2, 2005

Thanks for the mention, Annika, and we have our winners!

Posted by: sadie on Sep. 3, 2005

Thank you for the post about Catholic Charities. They are an excellent organization to give donations to. The Archdiocese of New Orleans is now working out of Baton Rouge. Who better to give relief aid to than a group that knows the lay of the land and will do long term help. Many people think CCUSA only gives aid to Catholics, but they help everyone in need.

Posted by: Jen on Sep. 3, 2005

thanks annika, because I read your blog, I did my share and contributed to Catholic Charities
PS my beautifull daughter's name is also annika, my wife was also born in Copenhagen.
I love your blog, and check it regularly. Please keep it up.

Posted by: boknows on Sep. 4, 2005

Thank you so much!

ps. if your wife is from Copenhagen, and your daughter is annika, are you my dad?!

Posted by: annika on Sep. 4, 2005

I live in northern Florida and we are home, albeit temporary to many of the diplaced folks from the gulf region. I have been volunteering at CC which is shouldering much of the burden of these 800 plus families we have in our very tiny little town. The task has been mammoth, but so has the support. I'm with you, it Catholic charities all the way. It's amazing the work they are doing. You have to see it in action to believe it. Thanks to you for the nod.

Posted by: ayekah on Sep. 9, 2005