The dreary political blame game in Katrina’s aftermath is obscuring a truly inspiring story about the real America: The unprecedented outpouring of volunteers and charitable giving in response to this devastating natural disaster.
Rarely if ever in this country’s history have so many Americans rallied to assist their fellow citizens in distress. Tens of thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars in donations have poured in to help an estimated 750,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The American people didn’t wait for government to do it all. They pitched in themselves offering willing hands and caring hearts, skills, shelter and massive financial donations.
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