Helping Hurricane Katrina Victims

Hurricane Katrina has brought about incredible damage to New Orleans, and serious hardship to other areas.

If you can afford it (and you probably can), now is a great time to consider contributing to the American Red Cross to help with its relief efforts (additional charity suggestions here).

It’s a lot easier to donate money than to do what the many volunteers and workers will be doing for the next few weeks and months.

And, it will help a lot of people.

It’s a terrible situation that I wish wouldn’t have happened. But, I would prefer that it be citable as an instance of a major, successful, voluntary effort to help people in need, rather than as an argument for larger government disaster relief bureaucracies, because private citizens don’t choose to do enough to help.


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