Over the last few days, I’ve found myself nearly in tears at my desk over what’s been happening in New Orleans. The damage, the loss, the whole thing is a nightmare on top of a nightmare. I’ve given to Red Cross, I’ve given to the collection for my weekly poker game, but I just keep looking for other ways to help out.
We’ve got a contingent of brave souls down in the city, blogging about the tragedy that their city has succumbed to, watching the looting, watching the mess, watching the water slowly drain back out of their streets. Writing to us about it, because they feel it’s important. It’s likely they’ve lost their homes. It’s likely they’ve lost their property, perhaps their jobs, perhaps their family, perhaps their pets. We, as a network, wanted to do something to help our friends down there. If you feel inclined, click that t-shirt and grab yourself a nice t-shirt from cafepress. All proceeds, all proceeds, are going to our writers down there and their loved ones and friends.
There is a quote on my wall at work, one I stare at every day as a reminder to my humanity:
“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who by accidents of time, or place, or circumstance, are brought into closer connection with you.” — Saint Augustine
Buy a shirt, it’s been a while since you’ve had a new one, anyhow.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs