I read about this on the fabulous blog of Firebrand Literary agent, Nadia Cornier. Check this out:
How you can send money to Hurricane Katrina relief without spending a dime
For those of you who read me casually (or less often than that), my name is Tony Hellmann. I'm a non-fiction writer with a day job and a finished novel I'm trying to get published. I'm not rich, but I'm not poor either.
I donated $20 to the American Red Cross the day after the levees broke. I didn't feel like it was enough, and I have coworkers that feel bad because they can't afford to send $10.
I've decided to do something about it, for those that feel bad that money in their wallets is outpaced by the sympathy in their hearts.
I've decided to send a dollar to the American Red Cross for every person that leaves a comment to this entry by next Sunday. I'll also send two dollars for every literary agent or person with a published novel who leaves a comment, because you folks have fans/large readerships, and fans like to participate with the objects of their attention. To the same effect, I'll donate $10 if your last name is Nielsen-Hayden or Scalzi. :)
Mention this on your blogs, drive the comment numbers up, and donate money without spending any. I'll post a PDF of the Red Cross receipt after I donate.
As of this morning, he has more than 3,000 comments. I already posted my comment. If you want to add your name to the list, click here. Tony's generous offer ends this Sunday, September 18. Spread the word.