It’s safe to say that the past year has been difficult on many people, especially in the South. Between the pandemic, natural disasters, and legislation that targets specific sections of the population, a lot of Southerners need help.
After much consideration, we’ve decided to add a charity component to This Is My South. Every quarter, or every three months, we will select a new organization and donate 5% of all proceeds to the chosen group. This means that by continuing to support this website, you are increasing the amount donated every quarter. We will add a link for readers to donate as well, should they be so inclined.
While there is a long list of organizations we’d like to support, we also welcome your suggestions. At this time, we are focusing on groups that are not affiliated with religious or political organizations and are particularly interested in ones that assist in substance misuse, schools, and food insecurity.
This quarter, we’re starting with an organization out of Louisiana. The region has been hard hit by not just Hurricane Ida but Hurricane Laura before it. FEMA and national organizations can only do so much and there’s still very much a need. The news cycle may be shifting away from it, but it’s important to keep talking about it.
That’s why we’re choosing to support the Bayou Fund, spearheaded by Mosquito Supper Club, which is giving money to people in need in Terrebonne Parish, along with essentials like ice, water, and gas. This site was really started after a visit to Louisiana in 2012, not to mention many subsequent visits over the years, so I couldn’t think of a more appropriate group to support.
If you’d like to donate, please use this link! And if you have an organization that needs support, please leave a comment below with their website link. Instead of a new post every quarter, I’ll post donation information on social media.