From Too Many Chefs -

September 1, 2005

Stop whatever it is you're doing and go to the Red Cross Katrina relief site to donate money to help the thousands and thousands who need food, water, and protection. Don't give anything but money and give it only to the Red Cross. Even FEMA's list had some questionable other agencies on it.

Give to the Red Cross until you can't give and then give a little more. Skip dinner out the next few weeks. This is important.

New Orleans will rise again. For those who've asked, I see Todd in New Orleans is in Tulsa and safe. You can read his posts at A Frolic of My Own.

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at September 1, 2005 10:26 PM | TrackBack

amen..nice site!

Posted by Sara on September 2, 2005 at 2:45 AM

I don't know if y'all are aware of the TTLB (The Truth Laid Bear) blogburst for Katrina relief that is going on right now to raise money. In one day, $255,000 has been raised. Just in case you're interested:

Posted by Julie D. on September 2, 2005 at 9:34 AM

I strongly recommend considering America's Second Harvest as well:

100% of the donations go to Katrina's relief efforts. They deliver truckloads of food and water as well as meals. They're a well-known and very well organized soup kitchen network and have been endorsed by the Better Business Bureau.

Posted by Deb S. on September 2, 2005 at 1:37 PM

I challenge other food bloggers to give aid to those who worked in the food industry and made New Orleans so flavorful:

New Orleans Hospitality Workers Disaster Relief Fund A fund has been established to benefit employees of the hospitality industry of the Greater New Orleans area who have experienced hardships because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Contributions may be sent to:

New Orleans Hospitality Workers Disaster Relief Fund
Greater Houston Community Foundation
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77027
Call 713-333-2200 for additional information

Posted by jillian on September 2, 2005 at 10:14 PM

I'll leave the names of these other organizations up so those who are not comfortable donating to the American Red Cross can choose one. I know some of these organizations; I do not know others.

However, I urge everyone to make a donation to the Red Cross. They are the best organization to get the immediately needed aid to New Orleans.

If you wish to make a donation to one of these other organizations, please do so, but make one to the Red Cross first.

Posted by barrett on September 2, 2005 at 10:51 PM