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I read this searing BBC Op-ed that begins:"The only difference between the chaos of New Orleans and a Third World disaster operation, he said, was that a foreign dictator would have responded better." Well also writes "If journalists were there with cameras beaming the suffering live across America, where were the officers and troops?" It's rather harsh, but it is true that suffering could have been averted with better planning. Wells writes about the levees but the real culprit is the devastation of the wetlands which allow flooding to take place.

If you want to help, you donate to Second Harvest, which according to Charity Navigator, and Forbes is a more efficient charity, but smaller charity than the Red Cross. Of course you can also donate to the Red Cross and specify Katrina relief fund. You can also donate to various Live Journal people who will donate to various charities. shadesong compiled a list here.


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Jan. 12th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Kynn said...

Plus they are some of the good guys.


9/07/2005 12:12:54 AM

Plantgirl said...

Thanks for the Second Harvest link. I was thinking of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. I'll have to check them out through the charity navigator site.

9/07/2005 12:57:23 AM
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