In an effort to place aid in the hands of the many poor and low-income survivors of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Center for Sustainable Living is organizing a “compost fundraiser”, much like we did in an effort to respond to last December’s tsunami. Donations collected in compost buckets in the next coming weeks will be sent to ACORN.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Since 1970, ACORN has grown to more than 175,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood chapters in 75 cities across the U.S. and in cities in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

ACORN is mobilizing offices in Baton Rouge and Houston, getting in touch with other ACORN members, and is providing a platform for many of the low- and moderate-income survivors to begin organizing and empoweing themselves for the steps that lie ahead.

If you are a composter with the CSL, you may donate via your compost bucket. To donate directly, you can mail a check to the CSL and place the words ACORN or Katrina in the memo of your check. Send donations to:

The Center for Sustainable Living
PO Box 414
Northfield, MN 55057

To learn more about ACORN, or to send a donation directly, visit their website:

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