In what I consider to be a nice sign of non partisanship both the McCain and Obama campaigns have begun to help publicize a way we can all give a little help to our fellow citizens along the Gulf Coast (and perhaps help in advance for those in Georgia and South Carolina)

The major cellular phone providers are working together to let you donate money to the American Red Cross.

Simply text the word GIVE (4483) to the number 24537 or call 1-800-435-7669 and you can donate money to the Red Cross relief fund. The text message will donate $ 5 which will appear on your next monthly bill.

You can also go to American Red Cross - Preparing Communities for an Emergency and Keeping People Safe - Preparedness to donate.

I know this is a political year but right now I am asking for us all to put that aside and help out those in need.