Helping the Hurricane Katrina victims

I just got an e-mail from Brian of KatrinaQuarters.com asking me to spread the word about their effort. It seems like a worthwhile cause.

Here’s a brief synopsis of their purpose.

In 2002, as part of the 50 States Quarter program introduced by the U.S. Mint in 1999, approximately 1,343,804,000 (764,204,000 Louisiana and 579,600,000 Mississippi) quarters representing the states of Louisiana and Mississippi were placed into circulation. Most of us probably don’t even realize we have them in our pockets, cars, change buckets etc., but now is the time to look for them. From these quarters alone, there exists over $335,000,000 in potential aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Our hope is to collect over $1,000,000 in Louisiana and Mississippi quarters in time for Thanksgiving Day 2005. We are asking you to contribute to this ambitious effort and help us to exceed our expectations and, in so doing, bring a brighter day to the vicitims of this very dark event.

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