As many of you know, Blogging for Relief Day to support Hurricane Katrina victims has been expanded through the holiday weekend. As of 8 PM CDT Monday, here are the stats:
$ 1,015,033 in contributions so farMany thanks to The Truth Laid Bear and Instapundit for organizing this effort. Hugh Hewitt has more ideas on how to keep the momentum going.
1,759 blogs participating
268 charities recommended
Acton's Karen Woods rightly highlights that subsidiarity is a key element to effective compassion. This is why I request contributions be directed to one of two places (small/local and big), the International Shrine of St. Jude (see my previous post for contact info) and Catholic Charities. Please be as generous as you can. And don't forget about a St. Jude Novena.
All mail to New Orleans is being redirected, and the Shrine does not (yet) have online giving, therefore all contributions made to this site during the month of September using the Amazon link on the sidebar will be collected and sent to the Shrine once I determine an alternate path. 100% of your contribution will be forwarded as I will pick up Amazon's commission.
[Update: Follow links at bottom of Sept. 9th Oblate update to make online donations to the Shrine's Oblates.]
After you make a contribution, please remember to log it on the TTLB site.
Thank you and God bless.
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