The whole time South Florida was without power, hot water, internet and the daily basics that everyone takes for granted, my constant thought was ‘we have it so much easier than the people in New Orleans’. We are so lucky...we are so blessed.
At least we had a roof over our heads. And a bathroom in which to take cold showers. And a bed to sleep in at night.
To this day, many of the residents of New Orleans have none of these treasures. They were hit hard. Many lost everything they had;both material goods and lives.
Still, New Orleans exists. And the residents are returning, determined to rebuild.
Actions, not words, will help with rebuilding efforts.
One of my friends is spearheading an effort to help in the rebuilding process. My friend Chris is a man of action. A strong believer in rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done right the first time, Chris is currently President of the Louisiana College Dems. Together, all the Louisiana College Democratic Clubs are banding together to stage a massive offering of help for New Orleans residents.
Billed as “A New Year For New Orleans Project”, they need volunteers and funding. Please help however you can. If you are a blogger, please blog about this. I’ve linked to the LA DEMS site on my blog as well as posted their link below.. If you can spare a buck or two...or $200...there is a donation button on the LA Dems website . If you can help house volunteers (54 volunteers signed up on the first day and tons more are expected) please contact Chris. And if you can’t do any of the above, please think kind thoughts and say prayers for the volunteers the weekend of 27-29 January.
Louisiana College Dems
This is your chance to take action.
Thanks for listening :-)