You’ve all probably seen this one already:
Black flood victim takes food out of a grocery store, the caption says he’s “looting”. White flood victims take food out of a grocery store, the caption tells you they “found it.”
And here’s another photo.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Bush strummed while Mississippi drowned.
Some more relevant photos:
Here are closeups of the New Orleans waterfront.
Click on any picture to see the full-size version of it.
Lee Siu Hin, the hardest working activist in Los Angeles, sent out this list of hurricane relief charities:
List of Hurricane Relief Agency Contacts
There are probably many more, but here’s a partial list:
Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or
Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or
United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583
Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or
Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or
FEMA Charity tips:
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
And finally, the new emergency blog Katrina Aftermath is a mix of photos, news reports, charitable links, pleas for aid and offers to help. If you live in a safe place somewhere near the damaged areas, you might want to give it a look to see if you can help out in some way.
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