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Friday, September 02, 2005

Helping Others this Labor Day Weekend

As we approach the end of the workday before a holiday weekend, the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina is not far from our minds. The web makes it easy for us to donate to the Red Cross and other relief agencies. Most of these agencies are focused on badly-needed immediate relief, but others such as Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities USA and Architecture for Humanity will need long-term funding for sustainable rebuilding and permanent housing for the now-homeless.

The bad news is that many of these websites are reportedly experiencing heavy traffic and may be slow to respond. The good news is that this shows how much people want to help. So if you're donating money to any of these websites, please be patient. If you experience difficulty using these sites, try accessing them during off hours.

For our US readers preparing to celebrate Labor Day, have a good one, and stay safe.