Sunday, September 04, 2005

JIMM 9 - Hurricane Relief PSA

I've put together a Public Service Announcement (PSA) related to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort for this podcast. Here is the text of what you hear:

Hello, this is Dan Johnson for Journey Inside My Mind.

The devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina is being called the most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history. Mary Landrieu, US Senator from Louisiana, recently said:
Having toured Sri Lanka with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist after the Indian Ocean tsunami in December, it saddens me to report that the devastation I've seen here at home is equal to that which I witnessed half a world away.

Our nation came to the aid of the tsunami victims then, and to hurricane victims in Central America before. I am deeply moved to see us come together with the same love and fellowship today, as millions of Americans have rallied to support their brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast.
I urge everyone listening to this podcast to please support the relief effort by making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Hourly news reports from the region affected by Hurricane Katrina are revealing an enormous need for humanitarian assistance for the citizens of the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The Red Cross will accept an online donation as low as $5. You can also call 1-800-HELP-NOW to make a donation by phone.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

This is Dan Johnson, saying, "make it a great day."
The first 30 seconds of "Westerneast" by Scott Helms (Incoherency) was used as background music during this podcast.

20051012 Update: I just posted this to the Hurricane Relief site at Podshow. That means that others can download and use it in their podcasts, too.

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