Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Victims of Katrina

I wanted to post something about the devastation that Hurricane Katrina has left in her wake. About 15,000 people have taken refuge in and around the Louisiana Superdome and even they will soon have to be evacuated.

There is no usable drinking water and gas lines have been broken and are leaking. The destruction has been likened to the recent tsunami in scale.

For the rest of us, the effect of Katrina falls under the category of daily annoyances as gas prices hit $3 a gallon and beyond.

A Penitent Blogger has a helpful and informative post outlining specific organizations who are organizing relief efforts, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities and, of course, The Red Cross.

Please keep all the victims and relief workers in your prayers.

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