Killer Katrina

Like the rest of the world, AF&O is heartsick over the devastation caused by and left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the US. Thousands are believed to be dead. Many, many more people are homeless and/or have lost just about everything they had. The impact will be felt by the entire nation, but particularly by the southern states hit so ferociously, for years. The visuals I have seen and the stories I have read and heard about the dead and suffering in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia (which was hit by a tornado spawned by Katrina) have rendered me all but speechless.

New Orleans Under Water - photo from CNN

All I can say is this: Please pray or send healing thoughts to those left homeless or struggling due to the disaster — positive energy during this crisis can only help. And if you can afford to do so, please donate to worthy disaster-relief efforts. Recovery cost will be staggeringly high — any amount you can give will help and is needed.

Several recommendations:

Again, please help in any way you can. It is time for the world to pull together to help those in serious need. Thank you, and special thanks to all the rescue workers on the job.

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  1. Help them now…..ask the questions later.

    Controversy has struck the United States regarding the lack of urgent response from our government in the relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina. A Lack of response is one thing, a racial issue is another. Of course this a horrible occurrence and our fellow states are giving their time, money, support, and their sympathy to those who are struggling right now. However, this hurricane did not just hit hard on the “black population” of Louisiana and their neighboring states; it hit all of the people…black, hispanics, asians, and yes whites. Our support and our sympathy should go out to all of the victims affected by Hurricane Katrina. If we spend more time helping these people instead of complaining about whose to blame for this and that, then the quicker we as a country can get these people fed, housed and back on their feet. I can imagine the victims of this hurricane are far more concerned about where their next meal is coming from and where they are going to sleep than who is to blame. Ask questions later, help them now!

    I have contributed monetarily through work and they have decided to match what the employees have donated. It may not be millions, but every little bit helps. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Katrina

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