This weeked government rescue efforts and private charity have kicked
into high gear. It seems we have turned the corner in providing relief
for the 1.5 million displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donations
to the Red Cross and to church-based relief efforts are in the
millions. I saw first hand yesterday how generous people are here in
One creative way to help the victims was to bid on this eBay auction for the “world’s most expensive donut.”
The winning bid was $5,200. All proceeds went to the Red Cross, and the winner will
appear on television.
Worldhistory.com lists some of the most destructive hurricanes in history, but nothing seems to even come close to Katrina.