Sunday, September 4, 2005
Katrina Relief Update

I'm amazed. So far the Truth Laid Bear has collected $716,054 in relief for Katrina victims. This blog has had two contributions as of Sunday at 10:26 Eastern Time. Thanks go especially to Mike who contributed through this blog. All of your generosity is so much appreciated. These people lost everything, and it's great to see people uniting to make a difference.

If you have not already donated please do so by clicking on the picture and logging your contribution.

Here's some contributions so far:

Walmart: $1 million each to the Salvation Army and Red Cross
BASF: $1 million
Hy-Vee: $100,000
Tyson Foods: Up to $1 million in food and finicial aid
Major League Baseball: $2 million, will donate $1 for every item purchased at
Atlanta Braves: Will donate $1 for every ticket sold in the month of Sept. Braves Foundation will donate a minimum of $100,000
US Tenis Assoication: $500,000 from US Open proceeds through Red Cross
Atlanta Falcons: Raised $60,000 through silent auction
Various NBA teams pledging to the relief aid
NBA: $2 million
SEC: $1 million
Venezula: $1 million
Sri Lanka: $25,000 via Red Cross
Qatar: $100 million
Over 50 countries in varying amounts
The Knights of Colombus (a male Catholic organization) has donated $40,000 to immediate relief aid and our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has offered his prayers and condolences.

This is a very short list. A list has been made and is being updated with new developments on the International Response to Hurricane Katrina over at Wikipedia. See that list for much more!

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