Wednesday, August 31, 2005

No Words...

No words can express the sadness I feel for the victims of the recent hurricane. Like many other Americans, my heart is breaking for Katrina's victims. Our news is plastered with pictures that look like they came from a war zone. I never thought I'd hear the term "refugee" used in reference to people living within the U.S. But, that's what the millions of people devestated by the hurrican are.

Stories of people who have been unable to locate loved ones have flooded message loops, television shows, and radio shows. Even more upsetting is the thought of the thousands of people who are stranded in Mississippi and New Orleans without a roof to cover their heads, a car to take them away, food to eat, water to drink, a bathroom to use, or any form of telephone to use so that they can find help and tell their family that they are still alive.

My prayers go out to everyone who has been effected by Katrina and they also go out to the heroic men and women who are risking their lives to find and rescue all of those who have found themselves stranded by the disaster.

If you would like to find out how you can help, I'm posting a link to the Red Cross Disaster Relief web site below.

American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Also, Network for Goood is a resource for charities and organizations that provide relief during disasters such as Katrina. This is a link to their site:

Network For Good

Do what you can to help, but please remember that prayers won't cost you a penny and there are a lot of people who need them right now.

1 comment:

HollyJolly said...

A couple of my wp's have friends and family there too, that they are waiting to hear from!