As another Allbusiness blogger, Denise Wakeman, has already mentioned, today is Blog for Relief Day. At the time of this posting $ 27,649 in contributions have so far been raised, over 921 blogs (and counting) are participating in the effort, and 92 charities are benefiting from the generosity of people like you.
If you have a blog please consider joining the effort. Let’s create a blog swarm on behalf of Katrina’s victims. If you are not a blogger, please give to the charity of your choice. There are many good ones. Glenn Reynold’s Instapundit site is doing a roll-up of them.
Let me tell you why this means so much to me. I live in the state hardest hit by Katrina, Mississippi. Many thousands of my fellow-citizens are suffering in ways I can’t even begin to imagine. My heart literally aches for their plight. I also lived and went to school in New Oleans for several years. It is a city near and dear to my heart.
I can hardly bear to watch the news reports due to the grim devastation caused by Katrina. This is truly our nation’s tsunami and a catastrophic event so less tragic than 9/11. The only difference is the terrorist in this case was Mother Nature, not Osama bin Laden.
The title of this blog is “Why Blog?” I can’t think of a better reason than this, can you?
So, it’s “all hands on deck” for Blog for Relief Day. Let’s show the people of the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas how much we love them and how much we’re concerned for their well-being. To those of you who do take action, on behalf of my fellow Mississippians let me simply say “thank you.”