Other kinds of donations
My thanks go to Beth for the idea of sending much needed supplies to aid the refugees. I did some web surfing and found this website for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. A moment ago, I spoke with a woman there, who told me the following items are much needed (in no particular order): Toothbrush, toothpaste Soap Water Deodorant Diapers Feminine hygiene products Baby formula Underwear Towels Blankets Contributions should be clearly marked "Katrina Disaster Relief". Here's the address and phone number: Salvation Army 7361 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70805 (225) 355-4483 The link above (to BRAF) has information for a number of other agencies who are accepting material donations. I would encourage you to call first and find out what they need. Nothing wrong with monetary donations, of course (we contributed to the National Food Bank), but somehow this feels more helpful. Probably an irrational impulse, but it wouldn't be my first. D.