Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina Relief

Wow! That's all I can say right now about the overwhelming and heartwarming response to our efforts to generate donations to the Red Cross to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. As of last night, the donations of cash totalled $9,275 but there are at least 100 messages that I haven't opened yet. A huge thank you to all the people who have already donated either money or prizes to the kitty and to those who have mentioned our campaign on their blogs.

Several people immediately stepped up to the plate and made us some fabulous buttons. You can find them on my sidebar or on the site that Margene has created for our campaign. Just click here to get to the site which we're calling, "Give a Little."

Please scroll down to my post from yesterday to learn how you can add your donation to our tally and maybe win a prize. Even if you feel you can't make a donation to the Red Cross, please place a button on your blog and link to the Red Cross donation site. I also wanted to mention that Yahoo has donated space to the Red Cross so 100% of the donation you make online goes directly to the Red Cross. All the links are in my post from yesterday.

Also, go to Becky's blog and read her entry from August 30th. She has a personal story to tell about her experiences recovering from Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. And she has donated the most amazing lace scarf to the prize kitty!!! Other prizes donations are just rolling in. If you read Wendy's blog (duh, who doesn't), you already know that she has donated her Peacock Shawl. A near-current list of all the prizes is on the Give a Little page.

Margene and I are working frantically to respond to all of you who have sent donations or offered prizes. You should hear back from one of us by the end of the weekend. Thanks again for all the support!

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