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Today, with Anderson back in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, is the perfect time to highlight a few websites that help us to help the people of New Orleans and all the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Habitat for Humanity musican's village is one of the most unique programs I've come across in my search for ways to assist. This program is associated with Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. Its purpose is to build new homes,that will house the displaced musicans of New Orleans. These musicians are the life blood, the soul of this great city. Without a way to bring them back to their roots there is a real danger that New Orleans will never be the same.
If you visit the Habit for Humanity website you'll find many projects that benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina and many ways to help. Projects are on-going and you can sign up for a hands on experience or donate money to keep the rebuilding going.
Also, please visit the site that I'm involved with 'Keeping Them Honest'. Join in our effort to speak out on behalf of Katrina victims. The only politics involved in this effort are the politics of compassion and honesty. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage people to speakup, speak out, hold elected officials accountable. Your efforts can help over one million people get their lives back. Participation in this project says nothing of your politics, but speaks volumes about your heart.
Two other excellent organizations that benefit Hurricane Katrina victims are The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross.
Finally, on this Fat Tuesday don't forget that this is the day to try CNN's Pipeline for free. It's Pipeline's first "Free Preview Day" and will begin at midnight and run until 11:59 p.m. (ET) coinciding with Fat Tuesday celebrations across the U.S. Gulf Coast. CNN Pipeline's special Mardi Gras coverage includes a full day of reports from the Gulf Coast and on-demand video from previous Mardi Gras celebrations. CNN Pipeline will air live reports from CNN correspondents in the region, as well as related taped reports, through real-time, streaming coverage on up to four simultaneous feeds. In addition, CNN Pipeline will stream a live feed from one of New Orleans most famous streets, Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, to give users a bird's eye view of the festivities between the hours of 7 a.m. and midnight (ET).