09/04/2005: New Coinage:
Somehow, I missed this on my morning reading and posting.
From Bryan at *Why Now*:
Christmas - Katrinamas
The Culture Ghost has made a note to himself to take the money that he would normally spend on Christmas and use it to help the victims of Katrina.
If you can't make that commitment, remember: there are any number of projects that offer various merchandise with the proceeds going to disaster relief that can be used as gifts.
You can make donations in the name of those on your gift list and many organizations will send a letter acknowledging the gift to the person.
This is a long-term problem and I think we can all agree that the government is not up to the task.
We have donated some immediate $$ via the Red Cross, but this is going to take more than a one time amount of funds for the long term effort and aid. Just like the victims of the tsunami, this is going to take multiple amounts and continued financial support.
So, Pass this Meme along and donate to *Katrinamas* through your charity of choice.
Karen on 09.04.05 @ 06:55 PM CST