Thursday, September 11, 2008

Money doesn't buy happiness, but... sure calms the nerves.

Cuban hurricane victims need help. Ike killed five people, damaged more than 320,000 buildings and caused billions of dollars in damage, according to this report. Here are some of the ways to donate, according to the Miami Herald:

Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Cubana have licenses to provide aid to the island. CRS is taking donations online at The code is 2770-1284. Mail donations to PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090, or by phone at 888-277-7575.

Make donations out to Jewish Solidarity, and mail to Jewish Solidarity, 100 Beacom Blvd., Miami, FL 33135. These donations are tax deductible.

The Cuban American National Foundation has a new license granted by the federal government to send money to hurricane victims. All tax-deductible donations to CANF's hurricane relief Cuba project should be made out to the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, with a notation on the check for ''hurricane relief for Cuba.'' Checks can be sent to 1312 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33145.

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