The other day Digby invited you to give donations to Darcy Burner's campaign. I'm sad to report that Darcy's house burned down in a fire early this morning. The family was in the house at the time and they all made it out OK, including the pets. Of course that's the important thing. But the house appears to be a total loss. The pictures at the above link and here are heartbreaking.
I consider Darcy a friend as much as an ally, and I feel awful for her and her family today. If there are any ways to help them further or just express your condolences, I'll let you all know. For now, feel free to add something in the comments.