September 04, 2005

Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Weekend Continues

$698,330 has been donated so far in the Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Weekend being promoted by at least 1,344 bloggers.

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit has a long, long list of links to charities working hard to help those most in need in the wake of the near total devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

I personally made the following recommendation earlier:

My humble submission to Glenn's list is Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse is a Christian relief organization run by Franklin Graham, son of legendary minister Bill Graham.

They already have trucks rolling south, and have two disaster relief teams in Alabama. They will base in Mobile, Alabama and will work their way toward the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts, coordinating thousands of volunteers from local churches to rehabilitate as many homes as possible.

They also accept employer matching funds.

Help them help the victims if you can. Samaritan's Purse not only helps rebuild buildings, they help rebuild faith.

We'll be fundraising through Monday, so please give if you can. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you who have opened your hearts and your wallets.

9/04/05 Update: THIS LINK goes directly to the Samaritan's Purse online donations page.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 4, 2005 03:20 PM | TrackBack

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for providing a link to Samaritan's Purse in your blog about the hurricane disaster. We are grateful for the assistance that individuals like yourself in the blogosphere are providing.

Darren Mullenix
Dir. Development Operations
Samaritan's Purse

Posted by: Darren Mullenix at September 5, 2005 03:56 PM