wyngdlyon: (punk)
There isn't a $$ total, but the number of resturants that participated was huge!



Dine for America - A benefit for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

Together, the 17115 participating restaurants, their owners and operators, employees and guests raised millions of dollars for the Hurricane Katrina and Rita recovery effort on October 5, 2005.
wyngdlyon: (xs4)
Please feel free to pass it on

~Col


Hi all,
I wanted to let you all know that Brian, Dante, and I are all safe in Dallas. We have moved in with our friend Ry and are running Sigh Co. Graphics out of his garage. Some local screen printers that we know here are lending us equipment until we can get back into our own digs, so we're operating as best we can.

The real reason for this e-mail is to let you know that in an effort to help rebuild our city as quickly as possible, we have created a t-shirt to help raise funds for local New Orleans charities. $10 from the sale of each t-shirt will be split between the New Orleans Artist Relief Fund which benefits musicians, and the Lousiana Disaster Recovery Fund which is a clearing house for local charitable organizations.

To purchase this t-shirt, and for information on how you can help please go to http://www.sighcographics.com/rebuild/

Please pass this along to as many people as you can. I have seen a few other Hurricane t-shirts out there, but most of them are donating a minimal amount to charities.


My love to you all,


Gwen Callahan
www.sighco.com
Dark t-shirts, babydolls, and more

~blink~

Sep. 13th, 2005 10:28 am
wyngdlyon: (shocked)
WASHINGTON -President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050913/ap_on_go_ot/katrina_washington

from [livejournal.com profile] etcet

Sep. 12th, 2005 04:49 pm
wyngdlyon: (crying)
The webmasters comment:

The following document was compiled and presented by a fellow LS-MVPA club member who could not sit idle in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Only in the days after this horrific natural disaster, has the magnitude and scope of the disaster come to light.

http://lonestar-mvpa.org/events/2005/05_Katrina.htm
wyngdlyon: (punk)
Some of the best news I've heard so far today:


FEMA director Brown resigns

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/12/katrina.impact/index.html
wyngdlyon: (punk)
FEMA director Michael Brown being sent back to Washington; Homeland
Security Director Chertoff to announce new leader for on-the-ground
Katrina relief efforts, senior administration official tells CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/09/katrina.washington/index.html
wyngdlyon: (fukyou)
Hurrican Katrina timeline:

http://www.thinkprogress.org/katrina-timeline

Oh ya, the current administration handled things well, about as well as a bull in a china shop on roller skates.
wyngdlyon: (crying)
At 6:30 am this morning I got a text message from my friend Pat who is part of the San Diego Urban Search & Rescue Group. The last time I talked to him was this past Saturday when he was sitting in Houston waiting to be deployed out to a military base somewhere between NOLA and Mississippi.

He is what he said on his message:

"Tell everyone to give their donations specifically for the animals.There are dogs everywhere dieing."

I lost it after seeing that message this morning. I can't imagine having to leave my dogs behind, they're like my kids and to hear about this first hand from a good friend who also has dogs and feels the same way tears my heart to pieces.

So please, in addition to the Red Cross or whatever group you are donating to, if you can, please help the orginizations that are trying to resuce the animals.

The Humane Society

Noah's Wish

ASPCA
wyngdlyon: (Default)
The site won't be up until tomorrow, but check it out:

http://www.dineforamerica.org/
wyngdlyon: (fukyou)
originally from [livejournal.com profile] bovil

The day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Repent America issued a press release. In it, they implied that Hurricane Katrina was a judgement from God on New Orleans, particularly on Southern Decadence, New Orleans' annual queer end-of-summer bash.

Eh, they're just some tiny fringe group, right?

Well, Agape Press, the American Family Association's news service (and nobody can claim that the AFA isn't right in the heart of Christian activism) posted an article misleadingly titled New Orleans Residents: God's Mercy Evident in Katrina's Wake. They don't just imply.

The pastor explains that for years he has warned people that unless Christians in New Orleans took a strong stand against such things as local abortion clinics, the yearly Mardi Gras celebrations, and the annual event known as "Southern Decadence" -- an annual six-day "gay pride" event scheduled to be hosted by the city this week -- God's judgment would be felt.

“New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're going to start over again."

Last I checked, this isn't what Christianity is about. I thought Christianity wasn't about exploiting human suffering.

Show me that it's not. Take a stand.

Repost this. Don't just link it, copy it and repost it. Ask your friends to repost this. Find out where they really stand when they don't.






Links and text suitable for LJ posting here
wyngdlyon: (c11_take2)
http://www.hurricanehousing.org/


You can post a room or search for a room if you or someone you know has been displaced. Most of the offers are in the region, but you can offer housing anywhere.
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