The blog below was originally published in Soles of Silk's Column section. It was archived and then republished here in 2016.
I wanted to take a few minutes of your time this week to step outside the usual columns for this site and talk about the events going on in the Gulf States with Hurricane Katrina.
Its been over a week since Katrina devastated the south. New Orleans has been in turmoil ever since. Many people have died and even more have lost their homes. Families have been split apart and relocated in various states. It's just a mess.
Seeing all the images on TV and in the newspapers I decided to place the banners to the American Red Cross on the site's home pages and below. I encourage everyone who can spare even a little bit to do so. I have been talking to people where I work about getting together some things as well. I think everyone has old clothes or items that could be useful to those down south. Check out the Red Cross' site and see what they recommend. Money is obviously the best, but if you can't afford that, look into other alternatives. Some businesses have even set up collection centers for clothing and food. Check your local newspapers to find out if something has been set up in your area. Help make someone's life a little better in the wake of this disaster.