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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Hurricane Relief?

Got an email from a Vermont blogger asking if anyone local is organizing a relief effort for the folks in New Orleans and surrounding areas. I haven't heard anything. Anyone else have info?

UPDATE: Here's a guy who's actually blogging about the scene from a hotel in New Orleans. Very scary stuff. The Interdictor is a good example of how a citizen media can supplement us folks in the press, who really can't be everywhere. Thanks to Bill at Candleblog, who has some other Katrina-related links.

UPDATE II: Julia Lerman of Don't Be Iffy posts a list of items and drop-off sites for hurricane relief. The VT National Guard will bring stuff down, as they're being deployed to help.

September 1, 2005 at 09:49 AM in House Rules | Permalink

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The liberals over at Daily Kos seem to have some Katrina-related support links.

Posted by: cresmer | Sep 1, 2005 9:58:36 AM

The Vermont Red Cross is organizing an effort.

Posted by: CoolBlue | Sep 1, 2005 12:07:04 PM

Here's their blog

Posted by: CoolBlue | Sep 1, 2005 12:10:33 PM

And here's a message from them

"A hurricane of this magnitude is a true act of nature, something totally beyond our control. We can make a difference, though, by responding to those who so desperately need our help now," said Rob Levine, Executive Director of the Northern Vermont Chapter. "With an upsurge in calls from many people who want to assist the Red Cross, we are offering training sessions over the next week to anyone who can commit to a two week deployment and who can meet the criteria of our volunteer recruitment system. In addition, we welcome new volunteers who might not be able to make a commitment to travel to the affected region but would be interested in learning how they can make a difference right here at home by attending the training sessions."

Anyone interested in learning more can contact the Community Involvement department at the Chapter by calling 802-660-9130- ext. 104 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Posted by: CoolBlue | Sep 1, 2005 12:12:27 PM

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