This is a good post.
I don't think the author of this thread meant for everyone to be pointing fingers at the cities that have been affected by this distaster. For one, New Orleans was founded in the early 1700s by the French before we were even known as the USA so none of the people really had a choice where they 'built their town.' Yes, in most cases, it was their choice to live there, but again, that is not the issue here.
The point of this thread is to recognize that, at any time, any one of us could experience a horrible distaster such as this. Maybe it won't be the same magnitude as Katrina, but nonetheless, it's a disaster. Be thankful for what you have and the people who helped you to get there. Your family, your friends, your teachers and professors, your pastor, minister, priest, even those people who you might not even know that extended a hand to help you, and all of those who care about you and make even a minute difference in your life.
Below is a link to the American Red Cross homepage. Even if you haven't been directly affected by Katrina, do what you can to help and donate something if you can spare it. I know if it was me down there, I would want all the help I could get. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.
You can also dial ^^^this^^^ toll free number to donate. Their website is probably bogged down somewhat with all the donations coming in.