Today is the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left in New Orleans as a result of the failure of our levee system. I can’t think of a better way to honor those that died than to give to those in Texas who are going through a similar experience with Hurricane Harvey.
First Draft was a tireless cheerleader for New Orleans recovery in the months after Katrina. Peter Athas, one of the FD bloggers, was doing his own thing on his personal blog during that time. I can vouch for these people. Your donation will get to the people. Please give. Any amount helps.
Update 1: OMFG. We’re already at $575! That’s more than a year of free meals. Can we get to 2? Can we do $730 by Friday? You’re all amazing.
Okay, I’m sick of yelling at people on Twitter and I’m sick of watching this shit unfold without doing anything about it. Let’s get the First Draft Krewe started.
Let’s raise $365 for the Houston Food Bank.
Why them? They’re already on the ground, helping people, not parachuting in without community contacts. They’re feeding people ALREADY.
Why $365? Well, that’s enough to provide a year of free meals to somebody in Texas.
Can we get a year done by Friday?
I think we can. Hit the FIRST DRAFT link and we’ll add it all up and shovel it at them Friday.
Our fate is your fate, bitches.