All along the Mississippi River from Iowa to St. Louis, there is devastation. Levees have been breached, farmland is flooded. People are losing their homes and their livelihoods in a time when this country is already in dire financial straits.
There are some prominent donations being sent to the victims of the flood — most notably, the proceeds from that awful, racist pin that was being sold at the Texas GOP convention are being donated to the Red Cross.
If you want to help the homeless and suffering in the flooded midwest, call the American Red Cross at 309-743-2166, or visit www.redcross.org. Click here for an additional list of places you can donate time and funds to the folks who need it.