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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

I have avoided posting about this tragedy until now for a couple reasons. I was so awestruck by the disaster when it first hit and the reports we were seeing that I couldn't find words in the days following. I also wanted to avoid politicizing this disaster and didn't feel I could write without politicizing it until now.

My heart and prayers go out to the victims of Katrina. The death toll will likely exceed 10,000 and millions have lost everything. Our focus has to be on them. We need to help them in any way we can. Donate blood, money, food, or your time to the American Red Cross (or other organization contributing to the effort) and encourage your neighbors to do the same. See if your church can partner with a church in the affected area and send relief through them. Katrina was a devastating storm and it is going to take a national effort to recover. It is going to take years to recover from this scale of destruction. Help out any way you can.

The disaster is too big of an issue to start looking at whose to blame - and there is enough blame to go around. Right now, we need focus on helping the victims as best we can and deal with the rest down the road.


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