Katrina's Wicked Wake

LillianH · November 11, 2006 8:44 pm

Tags: donate, donations, relief effort, tragedy, World events

After pounding South Florida, Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm, the most powerful hurricane to strike the area in more than 35 years. Katrina caused massive destruction in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
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The death toll from the storm is estimated to be at least 120, but officials expect it to be much higher. More than 2.3 million people don't have power in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. Disaster response officials are urging evacuated residents not to return for at least a week to areas of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi hit hard by Hurricane Katrina.
Debris floats around homes inundated in New Orleans.
Floodwaters fill the streets Tuesday near downtown New Orleans.
Residents walk through floodwaters on Canal Street in New Orleans.

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Louisiana Gov. Blanco declared Wednesday a day of prayer. "As we face the devastation wrought by Katrina, as we search for those in need, as we comfort those in pain and as we begin the long task of rebuilding." We encourage all our members that would like to help, to please make donations to a reputable charity. The American Red Cross is a proven, reliable organization. CNN has set up a special page to assist people that want to help and those that need help. (CNN) -- Where to turn for information, how to help May our gifts help ease some of the suffering and bring comfort to those that need it during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. -the Renderosity Staff

Article Comments

T.Rex ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 September 2005

It makes me cry seeing all the poor people who have lost everything, and mad as hell to hear about those damned snipers (seems the wrong people got drowned). The worst pain is sitting in Sweden, with their self-righteous superiority and know-it-all as to how the US is to handle the catastrophe- when they proved 100% incompetent after the tsunami on Dec. 28. As an American, I wish I could be down south to help and to comfort the poor victims- we Americans have always helped the world, now it's our turn to help each other. Let's really do a good job of it! May God bless all who are helping and all the poor victims!

Ttocs ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 11 September 2005

It's hard to have an opinion right now. I just feel that there has to be some way that I can help out. I, myself, don't have any money right now. But I've contacted the Red Cross to try to find out how my music, or perhaps my art can help to generate funds. I know what it's like to not have much of anything. But I have no idea what it's like to lose the little bit that I do have. I don't even know what to pray for, except that things do work out for the best. Being a man of strong faith, I do believe that things work out for the best, when we allow them to. But the way that we as a nation have addressed this issue, especially in comparison to the "War On Terror"; we've got, and have always had, our own wars going on here in the United States. It's near impossible for any nation to ignore the problems facing other nations, but we, and especially our governing body, have fallen so short of... Like I said, it's hard to have an "opinion" right now. I just feel that there's got to be something, someway that I can help out. And I intend to do just that.

Khrys ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 11 September 2005

Thank you very much for posting this, I think it's wonderful to donate like this. As a red cross blood donor, I'm already looking for an area near by I can donate to. They'll need blood, as well as money, so if you can't afford one, donate the other.

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