katrina damage Originally uploaded by dressform.
nothing like a natural disaster to put things into focus. i can no longer watch TV or listen to NPR. it is just too too much. the above photo is from the red cross site. taken by Daniel Cima.
yes! we can donate to the red cross . yes! we can buy something from crafters united etsy shop.
but what else? it saddens me so to see so many people that desperate [to the point of looting TV's and harming other humans]... it is amazing to think about an ENTIRE CITY gone. possibly for months potentially irreversably changed.
i'm thinking of trying to figure out a way to send actual goods. and maybe in a few weeks after this inital rush is over - b/c god knows it's going to take more than a few weeks of people donating cash to make a difference.
i also think that we have to continue on with what we all do. if we are all paralized and sit motionless we do no one any good. i'm hoping that the positive energy of making and creating will somehow migrate to the part of the country that is so obviously shattered, dejected, and in need.....