Autumn (spunxster) wrote in omgosling,


Sorry, this doesn't have anything to do with Ryan Gosling, I just wanted to spread the information. Plus, I don't think Ryan would mind me posting this in one of his communities :P



The devastation of Hurricane Katrina has effected all of us. I live in the north and even I am somewhat effected because one of my teachers used to live in New Orleans.

People lost EVERYTHING; homes, food, clothes, cherished possessions, and loved ones.

What was once a happy, tourist destination now resembles a third-world country full of refugees that have nothing to depend on except the clothes on their back and the hope for a new future.

DID YOU KNOW: That because New Orleans is below sea-level, corpses cannot be buried underground, but in crypts. That means that bodies that have been dead for who knows how long are floating amongst all the debris and rubble of destroyed buildings and memories. Imagine how it would feel to see that.

A few weeks ago, these people were just like us. They led normal lives. Like us, when they saw images of poor countries and natural disasters (such as the tsunami), they felt lucky to live in a country where we thought that would never happen. And now it has.

I feel very blessed that I will [hopefully] never have to worry about something like this happening to me or my loved ones. However, if I was ever in need during a disaster, I would greatly appreciate any aid I was given.

That's why we should do whatever we can for the people who have witnessed and become victims from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. I doubt anyone suspected Hurricane Katrina would be this bad.

You don't even have to give money. The Red Cross is still in short supply of a few neccesities:

  • New Underwear
  • Socks
  • Diapers
  • Formula

All you have to do is buy some of these items at your local grocery store, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, etc... and donate it to The Red Cross.

To find out what you can do to help, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or visit to volunteer or donate.

Also, Larry King is doing a 3-hour segment on how you can help. It's tonight @ 8 on CNN.

If you can't do any of the above, the very least you could do is pray for the safety of the former residents of New Orleans, or anyone effected by this tragedy.



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