It is hard to comprehend the devastation left by Katrina. In 1987 I took a trip to New Orleans for the first (and last?) time. It was a magical city and it charmed me thoroughly. It is so sad to think it might not ever exist again and if it does, it will never be the same. Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and other parts of Louisiana have as much, or more, devastation. It is heart breaking. Those of us not directly affect may not know the suffering first hand, but we will suffer the economic effects in the near future.
Susan and I have set up a program, ala the Yarn Harlot, for donations to Katrina victims. Every little bit helps those in dire need. Give up your morning latte for a week, or forgo that yarn purchase for a time, and give just that little bit. You can donate on-line or call 1-800-HELP NOW. Let us know what you have donated to Katrina Aid through the American Red Cross (we recommend the Disaster Relief Fund) at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your name and the amount donated in the subject line. We'll keep a tally on our sidebars so that you can watch the dollars grow.
If you would like to donate a prize to the cause, please send a second email with the word 'PRIZE' in the subject line. You can knit something, like Susan and I will, or give anything else to the cause. We could also use the help of any Blog Button Makers so we can have a button worthy of spreading the news. Please mention either of our posts on your blog and lets spread the word!