Thursday, March 09, 2006


News: "News

Americans quake contributions top $130 million

ISLAMABAD, March 09 : The hearts of Americans sank when they learned that a devastating earthquake had struck Pakistan on October 8. Touched by the tragedy half a world away, they did what Americans do at such times – they gave. More than $130 million in contributions have been tracked to philanthropic organizations from U.S. individuals, corporations and foundations to Pakistan earthquake relief, a U.S embassy said on Thursday.

The amount, calculated by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, represents total U.S. private contributions to the Asian earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan by U.S. individuals, corporations and foundations."

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

KRT Wire | 03/08/2006 | Crusades may be over, but Graham is still going strong

KRT Wire | 03/08/2006 | Crusades may be over, but Graham is still going strong: "Crusades may be over, but Graham is still going strong
Knight Ridder Newspapers

We might have guessed it. Billy Graham isn't fading into the sunset just yet.

He said in June that the New York crusade would be his final one. But the legendary evangelist is scheduled to speak in New Orleans this month. Graham, if his health permits, will address pastors and the general public at his son Franklin Graham's 'Celebration of Hope' rally March 11 and 12 at New Orleans Arena, next to the heavily damaged Louisiana Superdome.

Vocalist George Beverly Shea will be there, as well as Cliff Barrows, Graham's longtime song leader.

I was happy to hear the news. This gathering will give us a chance to hear the powerfully straightforward message of Billy Graham in person again and also listen to Shea's incomparable version of 'How Great Thou Art.'"

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Katrina Cash Crisis Continues

Katrina Cash Crisis Continues: "atrina Cash Crisis Continues

March 07, 2006

by J Square Humboldt

The need to continue giving aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina must remain a priority ...

It's now months after the American Gulf Coast was devastated. Billions have been spent in relief, but billions more are needed. Such is the scope of a storm that ranks among the most severe in modern North American history.

To this day, residents' lives are still wrecked. Vital services are still wanting. Homes and businesses remain unrepaired. The effort to do so is not lacking; far from it. The hard fact is that the resources available are still spread too thin."