Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Prominent Author to match Katrina funds

Nora Roberts, the wealthiest and arguably the hardest-working author in America, will match any funds donated to Habitat for Humanity between today and September 20.

Just think: if you donate $5, it's as if you really donated $10. Twenty-five dollars turns into fifty.

In addition, Nora's Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland, is collecting books to send to Katrina victims in shelters across the country. Think how stressful it would be to have to sit in a shelter all day long with nothing to do but worry about what you've left behind and what kind of future you face. Books can provide an escape to ease the enormous mental suffering of those who've been through hell.

Send checks payable to Habitat for Humanity to:

Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe
c/o Jeannie King
18 North Main Street
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Books can be sent to the same address, but add the heading "Books for Comfort Drive."

Thanks and kudos to Nora for her generosity. Now let's put her big honkin' advances to good use!

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