The Mormons have a tradition of fasting once a month for both spiritual edification, physical cleansing, and to fund the church's welfare program. Members fast for 24 hours and donate the cost of the food they would have eaten during that time to the church. (For anyone curious, I grew up Mormon and have an ongoing love/hate relationship with them. A story for another day.)
In the spirit of solidarity to the victims of Katrina who had to wait at least 72 hours before receiving food and water, I plan to do a 3-day fast (w/water, though) starting next Friday, 9/9 ending on 9/11 (somehow appropriate). I will donate the cost of what I would normally consume to one of the charities directly supporting Katrina survivors.
Will anyone join me? Please send a link to this post to all your friends. Spread the news. For anyone interested, comment below with your commitment. Choose your own charity, but please let me know how much money you donate, or raise from other people willing to sponsor you.
Let's repair America and begin by supporting our friends in need.
Peace to all.