There are many, many other worthwhile places to donate, but I prefer the American Red Cross for this disaster. It is heartwarming to see all of my conservative blogger friends offering places to donate, or having auctions to raise money. Instapundit has a long, long list of places recommended by other bloggers. Peggy Noonan at Opinion Journal wrote today:
Bloggers. In February I wrote that bloggers will help get America through a national crisis. They just did. Nothing has the immediacy and believability of local reports by citizen journalists living through a local story. Terry Teachout performed a public service linking to Katrina blogs; Glenn Reynolds offered links to relief organizations. The Times Picayune's live-blogging has been solid. Local bloggers were great until they started losing electric power and couldn't send anymore. Mr. Teachout told me at the end they were blogging by BlackBerry. As power comes back the greatest blogging should begin--what it was like, what the recovery is like, what is happening on the streets. Thanks in advance.However, imagine my suprise when I happened to visit a liberal site and found that they are channeling their donations to the American Red Cross, through a liberal front.
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