Please Help Now Before Gustav Hits Louisiana
People are going to need our help. By all accounts, Hurricane Gustav is a monster storm and it is going to hit New Orleans and western Louisiana very hard. Mississippi, Texas and Alabama are also in danger, especially if the course changes just a bit.
The American Red Cross is already staged with people and supplies and ready to move in. They are already receiving evacuees into their shelters. Here is a quote from their website:
This is the largest Red Cross relief effort since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and in preparation the Red Cross has moved workers, cots, blankets, comfort kits, ready-to-eat meals and more than 200 mobile feeding trucks into the area. The first priority for the Red Cross during any disaster is to provide people with food, shelter and emotional support. Disaster workers are on the receiving end to make those who leave their homes as comfortable as possible in Red Cross shelters.
Wow – that’s a big mission and they are already helping people. They are spending money that will need to be replenished. Earlier tonight, I donated and I’m asking you to do the same. Americans shine at the right time and this is one of those times. Please go to American Red Cross and donate now.
I posted this same request to my website a www.lynnbyrne.com a few hours ago requesting exactly the same. I’m posting it here again, because if just one more person can donate as little as $10, it will help.
Please show your support by leaving a comment. If you donate, tell us about it – it’s important.