My very good friend Russ has asked for prayers in his Rebuilding Lakeshore post. The damage in this area is more than many of us realize. I guess if it doesn't serve the political interest of certain groups nor sell articles and papers then those whose lives were drastically affected aren't so important anymore.
I have friends that have spent much time there since Katrina hit. Sadly, I've not had the opportunity to get over there and help. Yes, shame on me. If anyone wants to help in any way that you I'm sure you can just get in touch with someone through a link on Russ' blog above.
Appreciating the prayers,