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I’ve been reading countless encouraging stories of ways people are helping out during this unspeakably horrible tragedy. As far as celebs go – Jay Z, Harry Conick, Jr., Hilary Duff, Master P., and Tim McGraw are a few of the generous stars that stand out in my mind.
In the world of sports:
Lance Armstrong will donate $500,000 to help cancer victims displaced by Hurricane Katrina get treatment.
At college football games across the country Saturday, fans contributed money to help victims of the hurricane.
The Milwaukee Brewers planned a fund-raiser during their game against San Diego (Saturday night) just as they will for every remaining game at Miller Park this season NASCAR driver Carl Edwards dedicated his victory in the Busch Series Ameriquest 300 on Saturday night to the victims of the hurricane and said he planned to donate his winnings to one of the many relief funds.
Some Alabama fans stayed home Saturday night to give at least 300 refugees from the hurricane a chance to see a Crimson Tide football game.For the past several days Alabama fans have been dropping off their tickets to Saturday night’s Middle Tennessee-Alabama game at a Red Cross shelter at the university’s recreation center, which has been home to about 500 refugees.
Deion Sanders challenged all professional athletes to donate at least $1,000 to the relief efforts.
Peyton and Eli Manning arrived in Baton Rouge, La., to help distribute 31,000 pounds of nonperishable items, including baby formula, diapers and water.
New Orleans Saints running backs Deuce McAllister and Fred McAfee signed autographs and spent time with victims of the hurricane at the American Red Cross Center at the Mississippi Coliseum.
Kerry Collins (Oakland Raiders quarterback) will make a $1,000 donation to the American Red Cross for every touchdown pass he throws and every game the Raiders win this season.
The Green Bay Packers scheduled an autograph session and blood drive at a shopping mall for Sunday, and the Milwaukee Mile race track in West Allis, Wis., established a relief drive to gather food, diapers, water and toiletries.
Greg Norman is lending his personal helicopter to the relief effort.
In addition to the hat that will be passed among fans at all major-league games Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, each Reds player will donate one day’s pay (about $230,000 for the team), the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
The NBA Milwaukee Bucks are pledging to donate $500,000.
Members of the Florida Marlins team and staff are contributing $1,000 each to the relief efforts.
While people like Jesse Jackson are spreading hate, thank God others are spreading love.
Make each moment count double,