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August 31, 2005

The Color of Survival

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.

Before:
New Orleans before closeup

After:
New Orleans after closeup

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
https://http://www.redcross.org/
Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or
http://www.er-d.org/
United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583
or
http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005/
Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
FEMA Charity tips:
http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
http://www.nvoad.org/
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
http://www.la-spca.org/

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.

Posted by Jake on August 31, 2005 2:44 pm

6 Comments »

  1. Is that the Presidential Seal so boldly emblazoned on that Martin? Is there a Guitar One? “Hello, I’m Georgie Bush.”

    Scoop of the year if you get a W. bootleg for the show, Jake.

    Comment by N — September 1, 2005 @ 6:55 am

  2. FEMA is suggesting people donate to Operation Blessing to help the Katrina victims:

    http://www.fema.gov/press/2005/katrinadonations.shtm

    Operation Blessing is run by none other than Pat Robertson:

    http://www.patrobertson.com/humanitarian/

    Comment by Joe — September 1, 2005 @ 3:29 pm

  3. FEMA is directing people to donate money to Operation Blessing-

    http://www.fema.gov/press/2005/katrinadonations.shtm

    Operation Blessing is run by none other than Pat Robertson:

    http://www.patrobertson.com/humanitarian/

    Comment by Joe — September 1, 2005 @ 3:36 pm

  4. FEMA is directing people to donate money to
    Operation Blessing-

    http://www.fema.gov/press/2005/katrinadonations.shtm

    Operation Blessing is run by none other than
    Pat Robertson:

    http://www.patrobertson.com/humanitarian/

    Comment by Joe — September 1, 2005 @ 3:36 pm

  5. Ooops, sorry for the multiple posts!

    Comment by Joe — September 1, 2005 @ 3:37 pm

  6. I heard a few newscasters comment they
    wouldn’t take food from a store if starving because
    it wouldn’t be “right” to the owner. YEAH RIGHT! Use your BRAINS - take it to survive, remember the name of the store and pay back the owner with interest LATER if you wnt, DUH!
    Better yet, leave an IOU stating “Thanks for the loan”!

    Comment by KaRi — September 2, 2005 @ 6:41 am

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