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As the scam sites pop up, remember an original:
<http://www.redcross.org/
As we sit and swap info on the 'net, some will have nothing left to go home to.
Since the news is mainly focusing on New Orleans, I didn't realize just how large of an area the storm hit until I looked at DUATS (a pilot thing) for the NO area. Damn... This is BIG.
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On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 01:48:14 GMT, Ba r r y

That it is. While NO is flooded, at least most of its buildings are standing. Many houses in Biloxi, MS are not -- complete devastation.
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On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 19:25:06 -0700, Mark & Juanita

And Gulfport (where I grew up), Long Beach, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, and Waveland. There is no more Bay St. Louis or Waveland.
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Mark & Juanita wrote:

NO was mostly spared from the storm surge itself. The levies failed after it had passed. Remember Monday evening when all the talking heads were saying it could have been a lot worse. By Tuesday evening it had gotten a lot worse.
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Amazon makes it easy to donate to the Red Cross with one click - "safe" and quick.
Lou
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It's also worth checking whether where you work or any organizations to which you belong are offering matching contributions. It's a good way to leverage what you are giving into something even larger.
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On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 09:36:46 -0400, the blithe spirit loutent

Why not donate to some org who doesn't pay its execs half a million a year? Give to the Salvation Army instead. More of the dollars find their way into the needy's hands.
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I have to agree with you here Larry. Salvation Army is our #1 choice for charity. Because of the circumstance and immediate need, we opted for the RC this time ...hope it helps in some way...
Lou
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I absolutely agree, Larry. Plus there's another reason to consider giving to the Salvation Army first for my family. When we were about to be flooded out, only the Salvation Army workers were right down in it all, willing to get dirty in order to help in any way they saw necessary. This is not the time to run down other agencies, but although others were around, it was only the SA in there with us.
My opinion about the SA has little to do with religion. In fact as an agnostic, I support them in spite of their religion. Donating to them, I just know a more of my money is going to be used to actually help people.
PDX David
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Do you have stats for that?
Whatever the execs get paid, the bottom line is that counts: What % of your dollars get to the people in need.
Go to
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/3277.htm
To see stats on charities... Unfortunately, because the Salvation Army is a religious institution, they don't have the numbers for them.
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Larry Bud wrote:

See:
http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1796/section/salvation.army.receives .$10.million.grant.for.hurricane.katrina.relief/1.htm
Check the last sentence on the page.
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