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September 05, 2005

Thank You And Let's Keep It Going

As a young Catholic School girl, i was taught that donations to charity should be made with humility. So, when i asked you all for help with the Blogathon for Hurricane Relief, i didn't put up a link to N.Z. Bear's Weblog Leader Board (which has tallied over $650,000 in contributions as of this writing.).

But, checking that leader board today, i was shocked to find that my name is on it, and that five of you have recorded your contributions with my blog as a reference! The total for annika's journal is $425!

It still amazes me that anyone even reads my bullshit, so i can't tell you how happy and grateful and proud i am, that in some small way this blog might be responsible for that kind of graciousness. Thank you so much! i think the Blogathon is clearly one of the true success stories to come out of this hurricane tragedy.

Let's keep it going!

Update: We're now up to $650!

Update 2: Wow, $1,150! You folks are incredible!

Remember that the crisis is not over. In fact, it's really just beginning. The population of a major city has picked up and scattered itself around the country. If you've ever lived on somebody's couch for an extended period, you know how unsettling that can be for all concerned. After a few weeks, these folks will really need the kind of help that charities like Catholic Relief can provide. So let's not forget about them, even if the media starts to lose interest.

Posted by annika, Sep. 5, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: On The Blogosphere


Thanks to Roger:


Posted by: Casca on Sep. 3, 2005

Hey do you still have a catholic school girl outfit?
/just asking

Posted by: Kyle on Sep. 3, 2005

reading other people's bullshit is what the blogosphere is all about!


Posted by: nikita demosthenes on Sep. 3, 2005

Good work.

Posted by: Mark on Sep. 4, 2005

OK, Annie, you got me with that last one. I'm off to the Blogathon.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 4, 2005

OK, Buttheads. I've bumped our girl up a peg to the $650 mark. Can you do each do a little more and get her over $1,000.00? We are talking PRESTIGE here; gotta make her look better amongst her peers.

Go to it. You know what to do. Do it. Now.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 4, 2005

U R awesome, Shelly!

Posted by: annika on Sep. 4, 2005

Awww, shucks.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 5, 2005

Shelly and Annika

You talked me into it.

Posted by: Jake on Sep. 5, 2005

Thanks Jake. Don't forget to give Annie the credit on the roll...

You other wimps, step up to the plate.

By the way, I have taken to copying my posts before I send them, due to many being somehow rejected and not posted. Often, I have to post it a second time due to a failed attempt. Anyone else experiencing the revenge of Mu.Nu?

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 5, 2005

I am giving locally (Houston) My church has taken in 200 refugees, and I have chosen to just give them money directly, That really cuts out the middleman.
We spent a lot of time over the weekend making baskets of sandwiches and bottled water.
Houston has taken in many many refugees, But I am worried about the long term. What happens when the emergency money is used up and the volunteers all begin to get on with their lives. Those people will still need homes and New Orleans wont be livable for a long time.

Posted by: Kyle on Sep. 5, 2005

I gave through the matching program at work...but a little more to help out my favor blog couldn't hurt.

Posted by: jim on Sep. 5, 2005

Kyle and Jim:

That;s fine. The idea is, where ever you gave doesn't matter; just log the amount and the charity in the website so she gets the credit.

If the charity is not listed, they will let you add it to the list.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 5, 2005

Has anybody tried donating to the Salvation Army on-line? I've tried unsuccessfully three times and I keep getting the same, undescriptive error message.

Posted by: Trevor on Sep. 7, 2005

Hello Annie, Sorry I couldn't help you out here. My company has a wonderful matching charity thing so I gave there. I did have a beef I was wondering if anyone else felt. After watching the various ingrates in New Orleans complain about how heartless the rest of us are I wasn't thrilled at helping anyone out. But then I thought the Salvation Army (and the Catholic Charities) are going to do the right thing and help the people out so I got to get off the pot. Anyone else feel that way? In other words I gave in spite of the way these people acted.

Posted by: Drake Steel on Sep. 7, 2005

i think its a mistake to generalize about all victims because of the idiocy of the media and those who are trying to deflect criticism of their own negligence. from a couple of credible sources, ive heard that the folks in houston now do not blame bush for what happened. remember these people were not watching the news last week. they do hwever blame nagin and blanco.

Posted by: annika on Sep. 7, 2005


You don't give to Annie; just go to the site and record whatever you gave and to whom, giving her blog the credit. If your charity is not named, you can list it there as well.

Posted by: shelly on Sep. 8, 2005