It's no secret the Search Engine Marketing and Optimization industry steps up to the plate when one of their own is in trouble. It's a surprisingly interactive group that fights together like siblings do, but also bands together the instant someone needs help. As they send donations to help Aaron Wall and his legal fight, so too, they are scrambling to send support to the victims and survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Yesterday I wrote something called Sympathy Is Not Enough For Katrina Survivors, which sparked a thread of discussion behind the scenes of Cre8asiteForums. When I realized that some of the moderators outside the USA, as well as inside, had strong feelings and were trying to deal with their own despair over what's happening, I asked them how they'd feel about opening up a thread to the entire Cre8 community.
They were unanimously for the idea, and so we just launched On Hurricane Katrina: Support, Expression, Communication.
We hope it not only offers refuge for the SEO/SEM/Web Design/Usability community to share feelings, but is also where people can post resources and sites that support rescue and relief efforts.