I can’t believe what’s happening down in New Orleans, one of my homes away from home. I had been planning to go down over the last year, but I never got around to it. I am sad to think that it will never be the same. We can’t get a hold of any of our friends who live in New Orleans. All the phone lines are busy. It’s really frustrating and scary. I hope to G-d that everyone perserveres through this catastrophe.

I want to shoot these looters who are making the situation worse in New Orleans. How can you possibly make use of the merchandise you are stealing? Instead of making your city look bad, why don’t you volunteer to help the ones in need at this time of urgency? It does not make any sense to me. In makes me lose faith in humanity.

My friend Thomas forwarded me this info, please do all that you can to help:

If you’re looking to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina and are unsure of what organization to support, please consider the McCormick Tribune Foundation. The McCormick Tribune Foundation launched the Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign on 8/30/05 to raise money to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Foundation will match the first $1,000,000 contributed to the campaign at 50 cents on the dollar. All administrative costs will be paid by the Foundation so that all funds can be distributed directly to disaster relief organizations that provide short and long-term aid to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

This campaign will be promoted nationally with the help of many of our Communities Program partners, including The Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio.

People can donate online at www.mccormicktribune.org , by phone at 1-800-508-2848 and by check by sending donations to our offices at the following address:

Hurricane Disaster Relief Campagin
McCormick Tribune Foundation
435 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 790
Chicago, IL 60611

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