Thanks to research done by MarkDRoberts, one of the two charities I’ll be urging contributions to will be the Canal Street Presbyterian Church, right smack in the center of the city. Roberts knows this church’s pastor and his heart for the community. He and his session and congregation will be excellent stewards of gifts to the relief and rebuilding effort. Send checks to Canal Street Presbyterian Church, 4302 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. When the phones are back on, you can call (504) 482-1135, and when the computers come back, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will also be sending peopel to SoldiersAngels.com, which is organizing a special effort tohelp the families of Louisiana National Guard who are deployed in Iraq, as well as other soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and Coast Gurad who have seen their families affected by Katrina: Operation Katrina Soldiers Relief Fund. Talk about the greatly deserving of thanks and assisatnce. (HT: Blackfive.)