I'm so shocked and saddened by the destruction left by Hurricane Katrina. I just can't wrap my mind around the fact that an entire major US city is essentially under water. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose your home, your possessions, and to have to basically start over again.
Instead of trying to figure out something that is probably beyond the comprehension of most humans, I've decided I want to do something. There are loads of charities that are helping the victims of Katrina, and I urge you all to donate what you can. Even if you only have a few extra dollars, every little bit helps.
As a confirmed animal lover, I will be donating to the Humane Society Disaster Relief Fund. The HSUS has dispatched teams to the disaster area to rescue any stranded companion animals and to help reunite them with their owners.
Please do your part to help the victims. Once you've donated, be sure to log your donation at The Truth Laid Bear. TTLB will be tracking your contributions, and I'll update this blog to let everyone know how much we've raised.
As an added incentive (not that you needed one, right?), if you make a donation to the Humane Society, and you forward the confirmation email you get from HSUS to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with your mailing address I will send you a little gift. (Hint: most likely beaded stitch markers).