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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Head Spinning from Katrina:

The events of the last 48 hours have been simply unbelievable. The flooding of an entire metropolis. Looting. A childrens' hospital barricading its doors to protect itself from a mob. Officers and looters shooting at one another. The inevitable fuel supply fears. Rumors of death tolls in the thousands. Lots of questioning and blame being passed around.

Take a deep breath.

This tragedy is of epic proportions. There is no questioning that. But the time for being a Monday-morning quarterback is not now. Asking why and how should happen later. Understand that tens of thousands of people are displaced or homeless. Hundreds are dead, and that is a conservative estimate. Fellow Americans, entire families, are devastated and need help.

So I'm doing my part, and I am asking everyone I know to do the same. ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) has set up a Relief Fund. I'm sending them $100 and my employer is going to match the donation. I would like to encourage anyone and everyone to identify a trustworthy charity, open up your checkbook, and do the same.

And stop the post-game analysis. There will be plenty of time for that.

Oh, and go hug your spouse and kids. If you're sitting here reading this, you should consider yourself damned lucky.


.: posted by Dave 3:13 PM

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