Katrina Tragedy

by Marianne Richmond on August 31, 2005

As my son Sam and I watched Fox News tonight and saw for the first time the full picture of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina we both had the same thought…and we thought being without power for four days a few weeks ago was a big deal.

Sam started school this week and last night his homework included an assignment to list the characteristics that make America unique. Watching the selfless police and rescue workers who no doubt had to leave their own families and homes to assist others, the grim determination of those pushing shopping carts loaded with earthly possessions, the doctors using canoes to bring in medical supplies, the homemade "help" signs made from who knows what, held up by rooftop survivors,  the we are all in this together attitude and the every man for himself attitude of the looters…all that captured the American character. And of course, all the bloggers that urged us to donate and provided links to the Red Cross, Feed The Children, and links to links.

Sam said I should add Donate or Die. So….

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