Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina's Aftermath & George Bush

Over the week, our local news radio station, NEWS1130, has a poll going where they ask folks whether they plan to donate to the relief effort for the victims of Katrina down in the US. A good majority (53% plus) of folks who did the poll said "NO" and the main reason was George W Bush.

This is really, really sad as the money collected will be used for the folks affected by the hurricane not by the Bush Administration but it shows how negative a reputation the current US president has aboard.

Now, all is not lost, politics aside, as there are a lot of Canadians who are willing to donate except they don't do polls. A good example is this Buddist organization, Tzu Chi Foundation which is actively collecting donations for the Katrina's relief as well the usual big charity organizations (Red Cross, etc).

My suggestion is regardless of how you feel about the US and George W. Bush, please help in any way you can as it is the right thing to do.

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