I’ve been completely self-absorbed lately. More than usual, I mean. We’re moving out in a few weeks, and I’ve been going into panic mode. And now, all of a sudden, I have decided I need to see if we can afford to buy a house.
In short: my insularity has shot up to sky-high levels. (Not to be confused with my insulin, though given how much weight I’ve put in the past few years, I probably need to worry about that, too. Crap.)
Anyway, I somehow missed the fact that a huge-ass hurricane called Katrina has wreaked holy hell along the southern coast of the US. And I found out today from Alison Kent’s blog that Larissa Ione is one of the many people who have been affected by this disaster. Please check Alison’s page for a list of ways you can help Larissa, and stay tuned for an upcoming auction on her behalf.
I’m a day late, but at least I’m not a dollar short.
Those of you who are interested in donating money for disaster relief, check out these usual suspects:
And don’t forget the companion animals! When disaster strikes, pets can be affected just as badly—if not worse, since most disaster shelters won’t take animals—as people. Some people who are helping out our furry/feathered/scaly/chitinous (hey, many people own arthropods as pets!) friends:
And for any and all charity donations you might wish to make, check out how your prospective recipient disburses their revenue at Charity Navigator.