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Old September 19th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Help Support the Victims of Hurricane Ike and Gustav

The most recent round of hurricanes has passed, but in its wake a number of communities in Texas and Louisiana are still struggling to recover. Six days after the hurricane struck Texas, two millions U.S. homes and businesses are still without electricity. Authorities today blame 57 deaths in the United States on Ike, and Texas Governor Rick Perry's office says 190 shelters remain open statewide and are currently helping more than 20,500 evacuees.

Families across southern Louisiana were forced to evacuate their homes as well, and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development estimates the number of homes flooded by Ike could range anywhere from 13,000 to 26,500.

But there is something you can do right now to lend a hand.
The Aid Matrix Network is a virtual portal that allows companies or individuals to offer their support on-line to leading organizations in humanitarian relief. You can find direct links to help victims in Texas and Louisiana.
Your financial support can strengthen organizations that help give shelter to families who have lost their homes and help communities get back on their feet.

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