Saturday, September 03, 2005

Montpelier Does Its Part

The state house lawn was turned into a collection area for people wanting to donate supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina yesterday and today. I don't know if they are going to extend it into tomorrow also but there was a continuous stream of cars dropping off food, clothes, diapers, etc while we were down there last night and today.

For a small town (Montpelier has 8,000 residents and there are about another 30,000 in the surrounding towns), the outpouring of kindness has been impressive. I don't know how many trucks have been filled but it's more than I ever thought Montpelier could generate. Hopefully, it'll make the next few weeks for the victims slightly more bearable.

Here is a list of charities that are accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina:

Bread for the World
Christian Children's Fund
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)
Church World Service
Episcopal Relief and Development
Heifer International
International Medical Corps
International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Rescue Committee
Mercy Corps
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
Operation Blessing
Oxfam America
Red Cross
Save the Children
United Way
World Concern
World Hope International
World Relief
World Vision

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