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Otherwise, this blog is now a legacy site, meaning that I am not updating it any longer. The basic information about LI is still sound. However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.

In addition, my old website, Planet Lactose, has been taken down because of the age of the information. Unfortunately, that means links to the site on this blog will no longer work.

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Gustav Victims Will Need Your Help

Do any of you think that it's a struggle to get specialty foods for your families or children? Do you have to go out of your way to obtain them? Do you look at the costs of lactose-free or non-dairy baby formulas and foods and wince?

Then imagine the worry and suffering that people who have been evacuated from or are direct victims of Hurricane Gustav will be going through in the new few days and weeks.

Numerous relief agencies are gearing up to get supplies to hundreds of thousands of people, not just along the American Gulf Coast but throughout the Caribbean.

Check the websites of these organizations and follow their directions closely. Travel and delivery will be extremely difficult in hurricane-ravaged areas, so they'll know how best to get the supplies to the right people.

Here are some websites of international, non-profit, secular agencies that are soliciting donations for Gustav.

The American Red Cross

World Care

Pan American Relief

Check your local newspapers and media for other organizations in your area.

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