We wanted to say our hearts go out to all of those affected in the Katrina disaster. The images we're seeing are stunning. I just did a look around the net for the best blogging and here's what I've found so far. Please feel free to add to this thread, we're
putting it on the home page (there are a few other threads already started in the Channel 9 coffeehouse as well). Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help. The obvious first thing is to donate cash to the American Red Cross, but maybe there's
more we can do too. Anyway, here's my post:
All day I've been hearing bits and pieces about the devastation in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It makes me sad. New Orleans is our (Maryam and mine) favorite city. Being in Preservation Hall, for me, is like going to church.
Staci Kramer called me today and we talked a long time about ways we could make it easier for people to learn about localized situations. We need a new kind of search engine.
Actually, Dan Gillmor or Larry Larsen at
Poynter Institute should be talking about this stuff. How can we make it easier for people to get localized information during disasters? Did my house survive? Where is government assistance best sent? Anything
I can do to volunteer?
And tons of other questions.
But, those are best worked on another day. Right now an entire region is in deep pain. What can the rest of us do to help? Give to an appropriate charity is my answer. Poynter has a list of
good places for post-hurricane charity.