New Orleans Needs Our Help
UPDATE: Via Tyler Green.
AAM reports that the Southeastern Museums Conference has established a fund for museums and cultural sites affected by Katrina. Click here for information on how to contribute.
In fact, the entire Gulf Coast needs our help. I've spent the morning looking a photos of the devastation and it's clear when the count is totalled, that hundreds of people will have lost their lives and millions their way of life. New Orleans as we knew it is gone. The misery for its residents is clearly only beginning.
The Red Cross is one of the best places to send contributions at this point.
After 9/11, Americans from every corner of the country proved that we were all New Yorkers. Today, we're all New Orleanians.
UPDATE: Mark has recommended an online auction to help raise funds. Anyone with experience doing that want to suggest how to start?
UPDATE II: I don't want this to turn in to a red vs. blue free for all, but doesn't he have people to tell him that photo ops like this
President Bush plays a guitar presented to him by Country Singer Mark Wills, right, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.
are best reserved for days on which the nation is not also seeing images like this...
Floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina cover a portion of New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, a day after Katrina passed through the city.