September 4, 2005
-- by Gary Boatwright
I just heard this on MSNBC. I couldn't find anything on a google search yet, but it sounds like a terrific idea. The precedent of establishing a disaster relief fund was established by the federal Victim Compensation Fund.
President Bush has said Hurricane Katrina is a worse disaster than 9/11. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was not a perfect program by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a good initial attempt that could be improved on.
Keep your eyes on the NAACP homepage for an update. While you're there, if you still haven't squeezed out the last dime you can afford, call 1-866-996-2227 and pitch in a few dollars to the NAACP Relief Fund.
The NAACP has also teamed up with Move On.org Civic Action to identify 17,000 beds for hurricane victims in Louisiana and Alabama.
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