FireflyAdam Baldwin, Browncoats & Hurricane
Monday 5 September 2005, by Webmaster
Hey, i send this story to Whedon.info in the hopes that you will run with it, and it will in turn inspire other Jossverse fans to give what they can.
The New England Browncoats have just created a charity donation site for those in need after the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
All money will go directly to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund. The website JustGiving.com funnels all money to the charity with no middleman.
We have set up a goal of $500.00. If you want to make a donation, you can visit the donation site at http://www.justgiving.com/pfp/NEBHurricaneRelief
Be sure to tell your friends and family about this site.
If anyone wants to make an offline donation I will handle them. Just send a check payable to the American Red Cross to:
New England Browncoats
The goal has been raised, and the current amount donated is - $2,970.00 ********************* Alternate places to donate -
The Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund, which will help residents and The Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Recovery Fund, which will focus on rebuilding infrastructure. Tax deductible donations are being accepted online at www.braf.org. Donations by check should be made out to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and mailed or delivered to 402 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge, La., 70802.
Here is a list complied by USAToday for Katrina relief:
FEMA listed the following agencies as needing cash to assist hurricane victims:
•American Red Cross, 800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English, 800-257-7575 Spanish.
•Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.
•America’s Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.
•Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.
•Catholic Charities, USA, 703-549-1390.
•Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.
•Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.
•Church World Service, 800-297-1516.
•Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.
•Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.
•Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.
•Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.
•Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.
•Salvation Army, 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).
•Southern Baptist Convention - Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, ext. 6440.
•United Methodist Committee on Relief. 800-554-8583.
Donations can be made online to most of these organizations through Network for Good.
The Salvation Army
Also, Adam Baldwin has come forward and said he will donate.. well, read for your self -
"Count me in.
I hereby officially volunteer to donate all 90% (10% covers agents’ expenses) of money collected at my Dragon-Con "Walk of Fame" signing session to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
Please come by and get a signed photo or two (or more), and know that the contribution will be given, in the name of Browncoats and FF/Serenity fans everywhere, to the specific charity this here thread deems the most effective at directly helping those in dire need.
May our hearts, prayers and assistance now go out to those suffering from the devastation of this catastrophic Hurricane.
Many Thanks to all who may read this and hope to see you at Dragon Con!
Please pass the word...
Since Adam posted that message, he has collected $11,714.00., At Dragon*Con, not counting anything from Sunday.
Its a tough time for all concerned. Please, if you are able then give. what ever you can. Even the smallest of donations will help.
our Thoughts and prayers go out to the many families and indeviduals affected by this terrible event.
At times like these it is important to help those who are unable to help themselves. Your donation can do that.
"’When you can’t run anymore, you crawl... and when you can’t do tha, You find someone... to carry you.’"
Thank you for your time, and may god be with everyone who has been touched by this tragedy.