Dear ClubWRX.net Members,
Many of you have heard about the damages caused by Katrina and have the urge to get up and help. I've thought to myself about how I can contribute to the disaster many times and I have to admit it is diffcult to take action.
It is important to realize that people need all the help that they can get, and we need to get off our asses and contribute. People have lost their lives, properties, families, friends, pets, and their HOME. The scenes that you see on the news is not just another headline, it is reality for hundreds and thousands of people.
Here are some of the links with information on how you can help:
American Red Cross
Specific Information on Donating to the American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html
National Voluntary Organization http://www.nvoad.org/
Points of Light Foundation http://www.pointsoflight.org/about/katrina/
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/hurricane-katrina.jsp
Here's a really good list from CNN http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/katrina/help.center/
Please make sure that you donate to a reputable organization. It would be better for all of you to make a donation directly to the organization to avoid any possible scams, on top of that a direct donation will ensure that money is not wasted through transaction fees. Please tell us how you took part in helping the victims of Katrina. I would really love to see how members of ClubWRX.net are giving back to society. Also, please list any companies that are willing to match the contributions from non-employees. I'll keep this thread up to date with the latest links.
I don't want to hear any comments relating to politics and keepin mind that you may get banned from inappropriate comments.
Member Contribution Summary (updated periodically):
(note the "+ $xxx" stands for a matching contribution)
BlazinWRX - $200 to the Red Cross
Skreekin - $50 to the Red Cross +$50 to Salvation Army + $15 Halo Shirt
04.SPT.WRX - $100 to the Red Cross and another $100 + $100
jeremy96gase - $200 to the Red Cross
FASSTI - Approximately $2000 worth of Food and Water
WRXout - $117
Fox05 - $50 to school and fire department
Mrh00nel2 - Clothes
Wade-0 - $50 to the Red Cross
ButtDyno - $500 to the Red Cross
BrianH - $200 + $200 (company matching) to the Red Cross
csacom - $100 to the Red Cross
ProEnginePower - $5 to the Red Cross
t-rx - $500 to the Red Cross
Gearboy - $50 to the Red Cross
tfaz - $50 to the Red Cross
GotWRX03 - Spent a weekend helping with distribution and shelter
Arsk - Donated a $100 + $100. Also volunteered 3 days at the Houston Food Bank and Reliant Center.
Kevin972 - volunteered 5 days of evacuation work in New Orleans
Midk - $50