What is happening in Mississippi and Louisiana is horrible. I have no other way of putting it. The destruction caused by hurricane Katrina is just amazing. I would really like to commend the police, fire and rescue people, as well as all people helping, who are still working hard there and really rose to the occasion. I'm not going to preach now about what the governments over there should have done or should now do. I also don't want to talk about all that destruction. I want to talk about what we are doing to help.
The people there need our help. Plain and simple. So please give what you can to the worth organization that are helping.
Thousands of people have been displaced form their houses and need places to stay:
While the red cross is also helping with relief I prefer not to support them as long as there are other ways to help. For years the ICRC (International committee of the Red Cross) has demonstrated anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic tendencies. Even in this day and age of tolerance the ICRC still refuses to the Israeli MDA (Magen David Adom- Red Star of David) full membership in the organization,even though it meets all the criteria for membership, on the grounds that MDA doesn't "use one of the approved symbols". These symbols are the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red Lion and Sun (formerly used by Iran) recognized at the 1948 Geneva Conventions. The ICRC's position is that other societies can only use the recognized symbols, the latter two were added because of religious considerations to the Muslims. The ICRC still refuses to add the Star of David as an approved symbol even though MDA has existed since 1930. The other symbols are clearly religiously connected and I see no reason not to add the Star of David and grant MDA full membership.
You can make the decision for yourself: Donate to the Red Cross