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N.Z. Bear has Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Day Thursday, September 1.

A day of blogging focused on raising awareness of and funds for relief efforts to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina. See here for more information, and here for the TTLB Katrina topic page.

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Flap will resume blogging on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina after a night’s rest.

If you beat me up in the morning – all of you European and East Coast folks, go over to my charity, Catholic Charities and contribute a few bucks.

Flap knows you will be glad you did.

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Thanks Chris!

We are all pulling for the city of New Orleans and all of Hurricane Katrina’s victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama et al.

And don’t forget Flap’s Charity here.

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New Orleans residents are rescued by helicopter from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 in New Orleans.

A few days ago Hugh Hewitt and Glenn Reynolds suggested a day when bloggers could support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Although the loss of life appears to have been low, the scale of the misery that will follow Katrina is almost unimaginable.

The miles and miles of submerged homes, sunken cars and damaged businesses are astonsihing to see. I am sure that among those businesses are scores if not hundreds that just opened, were just getting their momentum, just reaching the black and then this happens.

I hope the Hollywood/Nashville types get their act tgether on a relief effort that could be telecast, as with the 9/11 concert.

And perhaps the bloggers could agree to set a day for a unified blog beg, and I am open to suggestions on the recipient organization, though I hope it would be an organization that makes loans/grants to people to get houses and businesses repaired. The relief groups like Samaritan’s Purse will help with immediate shelter and food needs, but rebuilding will be a long and expensive process. Let me know if you have ideas on a recipient, or if you are a blogger willing to coordinate some fund-raising.

N.Z. Bear at TTLB stood up and has agreed to coordinate the event.

Hugh Hewitt suggests “perhaps the bloggers could agree to set a day for a unified blog beg” and Glenn suggests this Thursday, September 1.

I’m in. Here’s what I’ll do here at TTLB:

1) Set up a registration page where bloggers planning to join in can say so, including providing information (if they like) about where they are blogging from and the charity they suggest donations to.

2) Make the database as publicly accessible and available as I can, so that anybody else who wants to create an aggregation page or otherwise use the list can do so.

3) On the day of the event, I’ll create a dedicated community page for it, and run that as TTLB’s front page.

Other suggestions are welcome, and I’ll try to think of how else I can help during the day today. I should have the registration page up and running tonight…

Update: The registration page is now available

Flap has registered and has chosen Catholic Charities as his Bleg partner.


Read it all here.

Glenn Reynolds is compiling a list of bloggers and their charities here.

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A church with a steeple knocked over by Hurricane Katrina sits in the floodwaters surrounding New Orleans, Louisiana August 31, 2005. Authorities struggled on Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from hurricane-battered New Orleans as food and water grew scarce and looters raided stores, while U.S. President George W. Bush said it would take years to recover from the devastation.

From the California Office of Emergency Services (via private e-mail to Flap):

Subject: Rescue Line for Victims

State OES has learned that trapped victims on the Gulf Coast are calling family, friends, loved-ones, or anyone they can get a call out to in California asking for someone to rescue them. These requests need to go immediately to the US Coast Guard’s Rescue Line at 800-323-7233 and immediate assistance will be sent.

Please distribute this information as widely as possible.

Flap would appreciate your distribution.

H/T Darleen’s Place

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