Hurricane Katrina relief blogging

(This post will remain at the top today.  Please scroll down below this one for newer posts)

PM UPDATE 7:48 PM ET:  If you’ve made a contribution today as a result of reading this blog, please make sure to log it here. Logging it is totally anonymous – in other words, you don’t have to give a name.  Just an amount, the charity you donated to, and the blog that encouraged you to do so. Here is a blog leader board of how much each blog has helped raise today.  Thanks in advance!  Looks like a lot of people are contributing, and that is fabulouso :-)

Early Friday 12:37 AM ET update:  $195,883 has been logged at TTLB as having been raised (as of this writing), with the American Red Cross at the top of the pack.  A big thank you out there to both bloggers and blog readers/commenters, who have done an outstanding job today!  Let’s not forget, though, that there are many people who didn’t log their contributions there – so the total amount given by the blogosphere is no doubt much higher.  And if you haven’t made that donation yet, please consider giving now.


All day today, bloggers from around the globe are uniting and blogging to ask their readers to contribute in order to  help raise money for the many Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds out there.  I’ve selected, as well as donated to, the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief fund and I’m encouraging my readers to do so as well.

However, if the Red Cross is not your charity of choice, there are many others out there available who could use your help.   Here is a list of charities who need donations in the aftermath of the devastation brought on to the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina.  Glenn Reynolds has a list of bloggers and the charities they are requesting donations to here.

I should note that this idea was first put on the table by Hugh Hewitt, and was organized by Truth Laid Bear, with assistance by Glenn Reynolds.  A hat tip to them all for their work towards getting this idea off the ground.

This post will be updated and bumped up throughout the day, and there will be a permanent section on the left hand side of the page for you to use if you’d like to donate to the American Red Cross, or any of the other fine disaster relief agencies/charities who really need the help always, but especially at this time.

The Truth Laid Bear is also logging contributions here.  So if you’ve made a contribution, please click this link and fill in the blanks and note in the drop down menus the charity you’ve contributed to as well as the blogger who encouraged you to make your contribution.

We’ve all seen the images and read the stories of the massive devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf Coast.  Now is the time for each of us to unite and act in order to help the affected areas.  Our fellow citizens, our brothers and sisters need us now.  So please donate – and pray – often.

Thanks so much in advance. 

Technorati Tags: Flood aid, Hurricane Katrina

(First posted at 11:02AM ET, bumped up at 12:29PM ET)

(2nd bump up at 4:03 PM ET)

(3rd bump up at 8:58 PM ET)