Blue Girl's been worrying that she's one of the Mrs Jellybys I wrote about yesterday, a Liberal do-gooder ignoring her own family to engage in charity work for the sole purpose of admiring her own do-gooderness.
This is because she dragged her son along on a trip down to her church to help prepare care packages for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
As it happens I knew a real-life Mrs Jellyby. This Mrs Jellyby was a neighbor of mine. Blue Girl is no Mrs Jellyby.
Blue Girl is just a person trying to do some good. And she would like some help from us. The Methodist Church is putting together Health Kits for the people driven from their homes by the hurricane and the flood and who will be living in shelters for who knows how long. The kits include the basics for keeping up daily hygiene: a towel, a wash cloth, a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb, nail clippers, and band-aids.
If you'd like to send a kit or contribute $12 to buy a kit go on over to Blue Girl's page for more information.
If anyone knows of other places doing something particular like the health kits, please leave a link in the comments.
The Red Cross donation page is here.
And here is the donation page for AmeriCares.