The foundation of democracy is knowledge.
Access to knowledge is free in this country. It's called the public library.
What better way to shoot off a firecracker or two (metaphorically) than by helping out the libraries in Iowa that have been devastated by floods and tornadoes.
If you care to give, here's how to do so:
(From the DorothyL list)
The libraries affected by the floods do not want book donations, however monetary donations are welcome and may be sent to the following:
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
500 First Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA. 52401
Here are some pictures of the situation there.
Friends of New Hartford Public Library
P O Box 292
New Hartford, IA. 50660
And some pictures of the situation there too.