Right after the 2005 Burn, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast of the United States sparked the relief effort that would become Burners Without Borders. Now more flooding has beset the region, and BWB volunteers have come to help. It’s a tough situation, and they could use more help. Dietrich McGaffey writes:
People are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, sad, outraged, desperate, and more all at the same time. It doesn’t even make sense to start a conversation with “How are you?” anymore because, fucking duh, it’s pretty awful, and how are you, sir? What do you do when 100% of your belongings are not just trash, but toxic to your health from sewage, mold, and fungus? When you have to give up home and shelter? Give away your family pet? (…)
Louisiana will need support for many months to come. Please don’t just like this post, don’t just share it. By which I mean, Do share! Don’t just be a clicktivist or hashtag activist. Find some action to participate in your community. So many things are going crazy in the world right now– flooding here in LA, the DAPL protest, earthquakes in Oklahoma and Italy. We do not need your thoughts and prayers, your likes and shares. We need your action. What are you doing this weekend?
If you’d like to volunteer, please go to the BWB Louisiana Flood Web Page and fill out our volunteer form.