News Flash: The Been There Clearinghouse, our site dedicated to helping hurricane survivors, is a finalist in the Best of Blogs (BoB) Awards for Most Inspirational Blog!
Out of the blue, we learned that we're a finalist for a BoB Award! That was cool. But, while we all love to win things, this time around it would be particularly great because if the site wins, more people will learn about the Been There Clearinghouse and will use it to help the many, many people who lost their homes and livelihoods and are still in dire need.
So, everyone, please take a couple of seconds to VOTE for the Been There Clearinghouse. Click on this link, scroll almost to the bottom of the page, look for "Most Inspirational Blog" and vote for "BEEN THERE".
Please vote today -- or soon! : )
And of course, here's the link to the Been There Clearinghouse.
Please ask you friends to vote too!
Thank you all so much!
P.S. For those of you who have not visited the Clearinghouse, here is some background: In response to Katrina, we morphed this blog into a clearinghouse so that donors of goods and services could connect directly with people displaced the hurricane. Before we even knew the full extent of the hurricane damage, thousands of people were using the site to get clothes and food and household goods into the hands of people who desperately needed them. The traffic was so intense that we had to build a new site to handle it, and the Been There Clearinghouse was born. If you haven't visited, go to http://www.beenthereclearinghouse.com, and read some of the moving stories people have told there, and the many innovative ways that people are helping others.