The extent of the disaster in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina seems overwhelming, but there are things we can do to help.

The Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) has set up a Red Cross Fund and they are using a blanket "Druid" donation. The AODA is also raising funds to support Red Cross efforts to help survivors of Katrina.
Donations can be sent via PayPal, payable to payment@aoda.org, or by mail to AODA, PO Box 1181, Ashland OR 97520, payable to AODA. Please mark all donations for Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. They plan on passing on these funds in the name of the whole Druid community, not just AODA alone.

Pagan Pride is also helping to raise funds. Click here for info.

From Maria Raven: Animal rescue from the hurricane flood waters: North Shore Animal League is sending down trailers to help rescue animals and bring them to shelters in new york. I donated money and if i can i will try to physically help with the animals they are bringing back north. Here is where people can donate:
www.nsalamerica.org or 1-877-4SAVEPET
all the death and destruction is terrible, but the thought of the pets people had to leave behind breaks my heart.

6th Night Grove has set up a PayPal account for donations: "If anyone wishes to contribute directly to the American Red Cross via our web site, it is up and running. All contributions will be forwarded to the American Red Cross under the name of ADF." http://www.6thnight.org/

In the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum later this month:
A Benefit for New Orleans - Tuesday, September 27 - 8:30 p.m. Call 973.971.3706 for tickets.
Scottish "supergroup" - The Tannahill Weavers - perform a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans
Check out http://www.folkproject.org/fp_special.html and/or http://www.bickfordtheatre.org for info.

(BTW: the renovation of the Perth Amboy apartments is completed, they no longer need volunteers, however, they could still use donations of new furniture and appliances, or those in excellent condition. Click here for more info from Blue at RUPSA.)

and
at Grove of the Other Gods' Autumn Ritual on Sept. 17th we'll be raffling off a
One-of-a-kind Collector's Edition Mardi-Gras Cthulhu
with the proceeds going to the Red Cross. (Click here for photo!).

Of course, you can also contribute directly to your local Red Cross.

High Praise for Deb for getting Red Cross training. Once the training is complete, she will be deployed to New Orleans.
Our blessings will go with you, Deb!

Click here for ArchDruid Emeritus Isaac's message about donations.

Sun's Day, September 11th, 6:00 p.m.:
INTERNATIONAL ADF DRUID RITE
FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF HURRICANE KATRINA
Click here for more info.

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