Tuesday, January 04, 2005

A Good Story, for once

Christians love to gripe - whether its the religious right lamenting sex on television or this webpage pointing to the widening income gap. So every once in a while, it is nice to see - and to point out - when good things do happen.

In such spirit, I am very pleased to see that Americans have had a very Christian response to the tsunami tragedy. The AP reports today that Americans have given to date in excess of $200 million to charities to provide relief for tsunami victims. Individual donations have ranged from Sandra Bullock's gift of $1 million to 3-year-old Antonio Cabrera's and his brothers' gift of their allowance to the American Red Cross office in Denver.

Even U.S. corporations, much maligned on this site, are involved. Coca-Coca has given $10 million, and drug companies have given not only cash but medical supplies, including antibiotics.

In Tennessee, a municipal judge is letting errant motorists donate $100 to tsunami relief rather than paying traffic tickets.

Donate to the American Red Cross here.

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