Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross two years ago launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.
We've all seen the horrible flooding unfold down in Louisiana, and if you're moved to help our neighbors down the river in the Bayou State, there are many places you can make donations online, including (link to a comprehensive list at the end of the article):
The Red Cross of Louisiana, which you can make donations online, or by texting LAFLOODS to 90999 for a $10 donation...
I was talking to my friend last night about the recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma and we then were discussing the floods in the Hannibal-Quincy area in past years and the National Guard’s involvement in fighting them. The topic of disaster relief in this country then followed.