In The Service of OthersAs the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina continues, it is time to give help wherever you can. Many in the Bay Area are working to bring relief to the thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi. Bay Area yoga teachers can also do a lot to help those who are hungry, displaced and who need our help. Karma Yoga is the giving of self for a greater cause. Today it is time to put the practice of Karma Yoga into action. Here are just a few things you can do to be of service to the victims of Hurricane Katrina:
- Join Folk to Folk on September 11, 2005. From 11am-6pm in Treasure Island, we are asking for five Bay Area yoga teachers to come out and teach a class. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Katrina. For more information on how you can help and get involved contact Jeanine Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post a question on this site. To learn more about the event visit www.folktofolksf.com.
- Dedicate a class to the victims. As a teacher or student, work with your Bay Area yoga school to do a benefit class for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donations can be given to the American Red Cross or the charity of your choice.
- Donate money, food and care packages to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Victims are in need of clothing, shelter, water and basic everyday needs. Visit these websites to see what you can do to help those in need:
www.lcadv.org, to make donations to the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, for battered women and children who have lost their homes.
www.secondharvest.org. America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, is focusing on hurricane relief in the areas affected by Katrina.
www.habitat.org. Habitat for Humanity International has announced an emergency appeal for funds to help Habitat families and other low-income families in the affected areas recover and rebuild.
www.opusa.org. Operation USA is responding to Katrina’s damage to community-based nonprofit health care clinics in both urban and rural areas of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.
www.uan.org. United Animal Nations (UAN) is sending leaders with its Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) into Louisiana to assist with animal disaster relief and rescue efforts.