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Memories of New Orleans

When the smoke cleared in New Orleans (and the rebuilding is still ongoing), no one thanked the Mayor, the Governor, FEMA or the Red Cross. They thanked the thousands of volunteers who put up their own time and money to provide real help. If you want to make the maximum difference, invest a little time […]

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Why you should boycott the American Red Cross and give to other groups instead

It’s not that hard to boycott the American Red Cross if you’re a disaster victim. Your odds of finding one of them, let alone getting help from them, are close to infinitesimal. Unless news media cameras are around… Then you can count on one (very thin) blanket, a bottle of water and a hug which, […]

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