"I will give $30/£20 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in the USA but only if 30 other people will do the same."
— Solana, in New York
Deadline to sign up by: 6th September 2005
7 people signed up, 23 more were needed
Have you been watching videos of the destruction from hurricane Katrina today? People at relief centers are spilling out into the streets with no food or water. Violence and gunshots have slowed down rescue operations, and people are fighting each other to get on busses and trucks out of state.
So, the United States may be one of the richest countries in the world. But we all know that doesn't mean it's government takes care of all the people who live there. Help the hungry, wet, and homeless this weekend. And I will too. (If it makes you feel bad go ahead and make a second donation to the tsunami victims too.)
If the pledge is met, it means a modest $900 will go to bring resources to people. According to the Salvation Army that should be enough to give 36 people (9 families) everything they need for at least two days - plus cleaning equipment for their houses. Not bad a bad deal for your $30 dollar investment.
Give now, give generously. If it happened to you, you'd want someone to do the same.
American Red Cross
Video footage of the destruction:
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