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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:11 AM
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HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION AND RESOURCE THREAD
The purpose of this thread is to provide links to organizations which are coordinating disaster relief efforts, along with other resources. Here is a preliminary list:

http://www.redcross.org

http://www.noahswish.org

http://www.teamster.org/benefits/disasterrelief/disaste...

http://www.msana.com/msadisasterrelief.htm

http://www.la-spca.org/forms/donations.htm

http://www.hssm.org

I am going to keep this thread pinned to the top of the General Discussion forum. Feel free to add further links and resources to this thread, along with requests for help, but PLEASE DO NOT POST OFF-TOPIC OR GENERAL CONVERSATION MESSAGES. I don't want this thread to fill up with chatter, we need to keep it informative and quick-loading.

Thanks,
EarlG
DU Admin
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:20 AM
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1. thanks
:thumbsup:
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 02:15 AM
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54. Email from Howard Dean: "Hurricane Katrina: How to Help" . . .
.

Email from Howard Dean: "Hurricane Katrina: How to Help"


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 01:41 PM
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136. How To Donate Your AIRMILES To Help Out!!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:23 AM
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2. Collection of useful links for storm news
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:23 AM
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3. Request for info re: Washington Parish.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:27 AM
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4. Second Harvesters Food Bank of Greater New Orleans
Right now, their server is down for obvious reasons, but I am sure in the coming days, weeks and months they will be offering support - as well as needing donations.

(504) 734-1322

1201 Sams Ave,
New Orleans, 70123

http://www.secondharvestersfoodbank.org/
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:42 PM
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45. America's 2nd Harvest admits it's conduit to "faith-based" organizations

America's Second Harvest admits that it is a conduit to religious organizations:



America's Second Harvest:

"Q: What Kinds of Organizations Operate A2H Emergency Food Programs?

A: 76% of pantries, 71% of kitchens, and 43% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations"
http://www.secondharvest.org/site_content.asp?s=82




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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 08:07 AM
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55. See my post 62
and reconsider your judgments please. Stop defaming the biggest provider of food in the country to people in need.
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:02 PM
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125. I just made a donation to a faith based emergency provider
(Salvation Army)

And I let them know that I got their website from a link at democratic underground!

We can't have people of faith thinking that we are the enemy, now can we?

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loveable liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 12:26 PM
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131. yes we can. n/t
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:28 AM
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5. Another organization with nationwide ties
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 11:28 AM by Lydia Leftcoast
http://www.er-d.org/newsroom_64473_ENG_HTM.htm

Episcopal Relief and Development
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:30 AM
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6. More
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:30 AM
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7. FEMA list of organizations
Cash Sought To Help Hurricane Victims, Volunteers Should Not Self-Dispatch

Release Date: August 29, 2005
Release Number: HQ-05-177

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Voluntary organizations are seeking cash donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states, according to Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. But, volunteers should not report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency.

Cash donations are especially helpful to victims, Brown said. They allow volunteer agencies to issue cash vouchers to victims so they can meet their needs. Cash donations also allow agencies to avoid the labor-intensive need to store, sort, pack and distribute donated goods. Donated money prevents, too, the prohibitive cost of air or sea transportation that donated goods require.

Volunteer agencies provide a wide variety of services after disasters, such as clean up, childcare, housing repair, crisis counseling, sheltering and food.

Were grateful for the outpouring of support already, Brown said. But its important that volunteer response is coordinated by the professionals who can direct volunteers with the appropriate skills to the hardest-hit areas where they are needed most. Self-dispatched volunteers and especially sightseers can put themselves and others in harms way and hamper rescue efforts.

Here is a list of phone numbers set up solely for cash donations and/or volunteers.

Donate cash to:

    American Red Cross
    1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,
    1-800-257-7575 Spanish;

    Operation Blessing
    1-800-436-6348

    Americas Second Harvest
    1-800-344-8070


Donate Cash to and Volunteer with:

    Adventist Community Services
    1-800-381-7171

    Catholic Charities, USA
    703 549-1390

    Christian Disaster Response
    941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554

    Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
    1-800-848-5818

    Church World Service
    1-800-297-1516

    Convoy of Hope
    417-823-8998

    Lutheran Disaster Response
    800-638-3522

    Mennonite Disaster Service
    717-859-2210

    Nazarene Disaster Response
    888-256-5886

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
    800-872-3283

    Salvation Army
    1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

    Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief
    1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440

    United Methodist Committee on Relief
    1-800-554-8583


http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=18473
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:37 AM
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10. FEMA link is down at the moment
Everyone: No matter what your status may be, please donate some money, even if you can only afford a couple of bucks. Every person makes a difference!

:kick:

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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 03:56 PM
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28. Operation Blessing is Pat Robertson.
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 03:59 PM by FrustratedDemInNC
Operation Blessing
1-800-436-6348

This is a Pat Robertson operation even though they just list his initials, very misleading.


Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) humanitarian organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Since 1978, Operation Blessing International has touched the lives of more than 179.7 million people in 96 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $1.1 billion. Operation Blessing is governed by a national board of directors that includes founder M. G. Robertson and retired COO Robert W. Fanning.



http://www.ob.org/about/index.asp

http://www.patrobertson.com/humanitarian /


Why have 2 different relief sites both connected to Pat Robertson?

I wouldn't trust any group affiliated with the RW fundies.


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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 05:13 PM
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33. Amen
"I wouldn't trust any group affiliated with the RW fundies."
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 05:30 PM
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37. Thank you for pointing out the connection!
:hi: Your post serves as a reminder to research various agencies' backgrounds.

If I could edit my post, I'd either <snip> out Robertson's org or make a note of the connection.

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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 02:44 PM
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139. The thing to bear in mind with that "Operation Blessing" outfit,
is that although it's stridently "religious", FEMA didn't include it with the other religious groups. Instead, it jumped it up right below the Red Cross. ANOTHER example of Dubya whoring after the theocracy vote.

pnorman
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:47 AM
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166. I feel the same way about MANY on the FEMA list
...that being said - all-speed to anyone who is doing the work.
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:26 PM
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41. HELLO? Everyone of those in FEMA's list is a religious organization . . .
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 08:43 PM by TaleWgnDg
HELLO? Every one of those in FEMA's list is a religious organization or has systemic ties w/ religious organizations . . . Indeed.

Yes, the Salvation Army is a religion. And, the Salvation Army discriminates in its hiring and firing policies against gays as can other religions. And, the Salvation Army was brought into federal court because it failed to pay minimum wage to recovering substance abusers and alcoholics! Failed to pay a wage when working for the Salvation Army. The court ordered the Salvation Army to pay those workers or not to hire them for work, period.

The sole exception in FEMA's list that is not affiliated with any religion or religious institution is the American Red Cross, period. F*ck this Bush Administration in buying votes through religions!!

America's Second Harvest:

"Q: What Kinds of Organizations Operate A2H Emergency Food Programs?

A: 76% of pantries, 71% of kitchens, and 43% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations"
http://www.secondharvest.org/site_content.asp?s=82




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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:45 AM
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165. Faith-based FEMA list makes me suspicious and doubtful
I was struck by how many of orgs on the FEMA list are "faith-based". where is OXFAM for example? I know they are active. Also they are an excellent group with strong track record.
There are probably better examples. But - this FEMA list seems very skewed toward the faith based groups and that troubles me.

i want my money to go to organisations that are effective, efficient and NON religious, non faith-based.

(Ideally - I would like my taxes- within a restructured and progressive tax system - to be used for thie relief and resettlemnt effort.)
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:31 AM
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8. America's Second Harvest
National Food Bank network - provides hunger relief to disaster areas:

Catastrophic Hurricane Katrina Causes Devastation
You can help people in need!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Americas Second HarvestThe Nations Food Bank Network has activated its disaster mode in response to Hurricane Katrina.

We are in need of food and funds to respond to Hurricane Katrina in states impacted by the disaster including Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

http://www.secondharvest.org/
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:58 PM
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18. Is this a non-religious non-prof?
I want to give, but I don't care to donate to proselytizing organizations.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:27 PM
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20. Definitely not religious!
I work for a regional affiliate in Michigan. Second Harvest and its member agencies are NOT religious organizations.

In order for local agencies to receive food from Secon Harvest or its affiliates, they have to sign a document saying that they will not require recipients to sit through any type of service or even a prayer to receive the food (nor can the recipients be made to pay or work for the food). Some of the agencies which receive and distribute the food may be churches or church-related, and let me tell you these groups have more integrity than some other well-known nonprofits with no religious affiliation (I will not name names).

Peace!
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 04:14 PM
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72. GoddessofGuinness, please see my post #45 in this DU thread
Edited on Wed Aug-31-05 04:18 PM by TaleWgnDg
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GoddessofGuinness, please see my post #45 in this DU thread, because America's Second Harvest is by its own admission(1) very heavily affiliated with "faith-based" (religious) organizations! And I believe the truth should be told.

In addition, many Americans who want to uphold the U.S. constitution's Separation of Church and State believe, legally, that George Walker Bush's FEMA should not proselytize "faith-based" (religious) organizations on taxpayer funded websites such as FEMA!

Your question was a good one, indeed.

___________________________

(1) "Q: What Kinds of Organizations Operate A2H (America's Second Harvest) Emergency Food Programs?

A: 76% of pantries, 71% of kitchens, and 43% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1)."
http://www.secondharvest.org/site_content.asp?s=82 (a direct quote)
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globol@comcast.net Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:21 PM
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84. most food shelves are ran by churchs
they don't care what religion...
they help poor people period
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:37 AM
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9. Direct Assistance to DUers affected by Katrina?
I'd be interested in helping our own.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:38 AM
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11. We are also working on determining the best way to help
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 11:39 AM by JimmyJazz
our DU friends who are in need. More information will be posted once we know a little bit more. Anyone who wants to provide input is free to send me a message as I certainly don't have all the answers. (Please do not post ideas on this thread as it would be considered off topic).

On edit: This is being done with the permission of the admins.


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Allyoop Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:58 AM
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12. Contributions for Katrina victims
Lowes Home Improvement is offering matching funds (up to $1Million I think). Good way to double your contributions.
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 05:17 PM
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35. Those people need basics, like clothes, underwear, shoes - if
you watch the tv so many of them got to their attics without shoes,
and obviously with 40,000 houses under water all they have is the clothes on their backs.

Salvation army sells clothes they collect.

Where can we send shoes and clothes?
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:05 PM
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13. Salvation Army is providing meals, etc:
http://www1.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_gstate.nsf

I know some dont like some of their beliefs, but they have very effective & well-trained diaster relief teams. They will be providing meals to the needy & to first responders.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:34 PM
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14. More contact info:(400,000 meals a day to victims and first responders)
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 12:34 PM by Dr Fate
Salvation Army: Donations can be made via the group's Web site, www.salvationarmyusa.org ; by calling (800) 725-2769; or by mail at Salvation Army, Attention: Hurricane Katrina Fund, P.O. Box 193465, San Francisco, CA 94119- 3465.

The organization expects to serve 400,000 meals a day to victims and first responders.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:35 PM
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15. link to donate to Catholic Relief
Here is a working link:

https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent...

You can select Hurriane Katrina as where you want your donation to go.

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Vitruvius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:14 PM
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179. And link to the NAACP's disaster relief donation site:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:35 PM
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16. Thanks ...
every little bit helps ...
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:57 PM
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17. Flood Buckets - a way to begin helping now.
Please see link in GD:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Also posted in Liberal Christians group:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

These buckets will be sent to the affected areas ASAP.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:46 PM
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79. And you can donate cash on line...
through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)at UMC.org. It is a secure site.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:23 PM
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19. Here's another one.
The IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) is sending help and coordinating through local churches in the affected areas.

https://www.iocc.org/giving/giving_hurricane8-29-05.sht...

I know it's another religious one, but the IOCC is pretty good overall.
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:38 PM
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22. Posted a thread here early yesterday...
I'm not going to go wading through the archives but here's the list from my blog (I recognize that some of these are objectionable to Dems, I posted what was available as of early yesterday):

Relief Organizations:

Americas Second Harvest: 800-344-8070.

Adventist Community Services: 800-381-7171.

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org /

Christian Disaster Response: 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: 800-848-5818.

Church World Service: 800-297-1516.

Convoy of Hope: 417-823-8998.

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or http://www.er-d.org /

FEMA Charity tips: http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

Hearts With Hands (their website has a list of items needed): Credit Card Donations - (828) 667-1912 or 1-800-726-9185; http://www.heartswithhands.org

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: http://www.la-spca.org /

Lutheran Disaster Response: 800-638-3522.

Mennonite Disaster Service: 717-859-2210.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: http://www.nvoad.org /

Nazarene Disaster Response: 888-256-5886.

Network for Good (source to donate to multiple agencies): http://www.networkforgood.org

North Shore Animal League America: http://www.nsalamerica.org / & https://secure.ga3.org/01/support_rescue

Operation Blessing: 800-436-6348.

PetSmart Charities: http://www.petsmartcharities.org

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: 800-872-3283.

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or 800-257-7575 Spanish https://http://www.redcross.org /

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or http://www.salvationarmyusa.org /

Samaritans Purse: http://www.samaritanspurse.org

Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief: 800-462-8657, ext. 6440.

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005 /

United Way of New Orleans: http://www.unitedwaynola.org

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=380
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:56 PM
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23. thank you n/t
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 02:30 PM
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24. Thanks for this!
Peace.
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jessicazi Donating Member (458 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 02:56 PM
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25. Don't forget the animals.
http://www.noahswish.org /

I emailed someone at Noah's Wish to get their address so I can send a check, so they don't have to pay any fees associated with a paypal or associated with donating via a credit card. Here is there address:


Noah's Wish, PO Box 997, Placerville, CA 95667

They also have a list on their website of needed supplies. So, if you can't donate money, at least look to see if you have any items at home that is on their list, and send those.

jessica
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 04:04 PM
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30. Humane Society of the United States:
As the fury of Hurricane Katrina dies down, relief and rescue teams mobilize to save lives. The HSUSs Disaster Animal Response Teams provide vital aid to animals and pet-owners devastated by storm damage and flooding.

www.hsus.org
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Oreegone Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 04:05 PM
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31. Katrina rescue effort for pets
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 04:07 PM by Oreegone
Since so many of us are animal lovers at DU...I just wanted to forward the link to you if anyone might be interested in donating to the Katrina rescue efforts for pets. The URL is http://www.uan.org . Lots of people worry about the four-legged people in these situations I thought I'd forward the info. UAN is usually the first-response team, working along side the Red Cross in pet rescues.

Some close friends of mine donate time to this organization and really recommend them.
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:44 PM
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188. There are many people staying in NO because they don't want to leave pets
...can someone help them?
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Spike from MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 09:14 PM
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197. Thanks for that. I feel bad. I have donated the same amount
for animals as I have for people. Does that make me kind of evil? you would think someone would give more $$ for people than animals but damn, I really can't take stand seeing those poor stranded dogs they keep showing.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 03:32 PM
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26. Catholic Charities
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/news/katrina.cfm

This is the national Catholic Charities site, which is the domestic arm of Catholic Relief Services. Catholic Charities works locally, and many of its sites have been very hard hit.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 03:37 PM
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27. There's a Disasters Update cellphone text message group
For Verizon:
http://communities.vtext.com/group.jsp?group=disastersu ...

For other carriers:
http://www.upoc.com/group.jsp?group=disastersupd

A place to post alerts to help keep people and nature safe to post valid advice. Disasters such as:hurricanes,flooding,tornadoes ,monsoons,earthquakes,fires,explosions,chemical spills, avalanches excessive snows and sadley terrorium, major highway closings, major vehicle pileups, airplaine crashes,mudslides and volcanoes. News about anything that threatens. False reporters quickly booted!
104 members


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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 04:00 PM
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29. Here are some ways to help the animals
Meta-link for animal shelters in LA
http://muttcats.com/shelters/louisiana.htm

Mississippi Animal Rescue League (in Jackson)

http://www.msarl.org

Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society in Mississippi

http://www.clhumanesociety.org/frames.htm

Alabama Animal Rescue

http://www.aarescue.org /
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:58 PM
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189. http://www.uan.org/
Someone posted this and said that they had friends who volunteered.
There is a link for donating to help rescue animals who are victims of Katrina. I just donated.

United Animal Nation
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 05:04 PM
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32. Is anybody tracking people yet?
Do we know if anybody is trying to find out who is in shelters? Or providing a place for people who have moved out to hotels to check in to say if they are safe?
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:58 AM
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97. nola.com has a forum where people can

post to ask for info on people or to let others know they are safe. I'm sure there must be other similar forums but this is set up by the New Orleans Times-Picayune so people from NO would likely think of it as a resource.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-05 08:29 PM
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217. **** MISSING PEOPLE SEARCH Engines & Websites *****
Edited on Sun Sep-18-05 08:35 PM by intheflow
Yahoo Katrina Missing People Search Engine - Searches Katrina lists from across the web

Red Cross Family News Network

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - for both missing and found children.

Find Your New Orleans Employer - Site operated by The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Baton Rouge

Patients Evacuated from Louisiana Hospitals - from the Louisiana Hospital Association

Louisiana Nursing Home Information - from the Louisiana Nursing Home Association

East Baton Rouge Shelter Listing - Baton Rouge Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Missing Foreign Nationals - Dept. of State list of US Embassy contact info

National Next of Kin Registry - Nonprofit. Register a missing person or read message board to search for people.

craigslist Katrina People Finder

Most of these sites are listed on the FEMA website. The FEMA site also has a List of Evacuees from Alabama Shelters, but I can't get it to link to this page. So if you're looking for someone who may have gone to Alabama, go to the FEMA page and look them up.


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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 05:19 PM
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36. McCormick Tribune Foundation is matching donations
From their site:

The McCormick Tribune Foundation Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign has
been established as an effort between
McCormick Tribune Foundation and many
of its Communities Program Partners to
raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The McCormick Tribune Foundation will match the first $1,000,000 contributed to the campaign at 50 cents on the dollar. All administrative costs will be paid by the foundation so that all funds can be distributed directly to disaster relief organizations that provide short and long-term aid to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.


http://www.rrmtf.org/mtf/hurricanerelief.htm

More information on the McCormick Tribune Foundation:
http://www.rrmtf.org/mtf/mtfinfo.htm

And remember to check with your employer to see if they may be matching funds for donations to the Red Cross and other national organizations. Some employers will match dollar-per-dollar.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 01:39 AM
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52. Thanks so much.
I've passed this on to friends who were considering contributing. This may make all the difference. ;)
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:30 AM
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182. Update: match has gone from $1M to $2M
Edited on Mon Sep-05-05 09:34 AM by nuxvomica
I just noticed they updated the match on September 1 because they had already received $1 million in donations. The match is still 50 cents on the dollar.

Press release:
http://www.rrmtf.org/mtf/pressroom/2005/pr090105.htm

Online donation form:
https://mccormicktribune.org/donations/startapp.aspx?ca...

Again, please remember to check with your employer's HR department about charitable donations. Some may match donations at dollar-per-dollar or even better.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 06:38 PM
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38. New Orleans blog
http://neworleans.mindsay.com

I'm posting all kinds of info as I find them, as this touches me personally. I'll post your list of links too. useful.
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jurassicpork Donating Member (435 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 07:21 PM
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39. Here's the GOP's "Compassionate Conservatism" Version:
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 08:08 PM by jurassicpork
http://www.pnionline.com/dnblog/attytood/archives/00233...

Basically, Bush again giving the finger to the Have-Nots who nonetheless make up the outer fringes of his base.

JP
http://jurassicpork.blogspot.com
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 07:50 PM
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40. self delete
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 07:54 PM by WestHoustonDem
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annagull Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:27 PM
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42. Please post any info how to contact family members
I know some disaster relief orgs post names, please if you have any of these sites post them, desperate to contact family and friends in the affected areas.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 01:46 AM
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53. try Next of Kin
pleasenotifyme.org

The National Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) is a new high-speed solution to locating your Next Of Kin in urgent situations. NOKR is designed as an emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR is a free service to the public as well as the Local and State agencies using the search service.
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:44 PM
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181. Please help us with this - Katrina PeopleFinder Project
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

We are trying to aggregate all the various databases and forms different organizations have set up - into ONE searchable database. We need a LOT of people to give just a little time.
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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:38 PM
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44. I'm OK Line
Edited on Tue Aug-30-05 08:46 PM by deek
I'm OK Line

The Sun Herald is setting up an "I'm OK Line" for folks who left the area to phone in and let their relatives know where they evacuated to. It's a toll free number and the information will be printed in the paper and posted online. You can call (866) 453-1925.
http://eyesonkatrina.blogspot.com /




http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald /

Southern Mississippi newspaper
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 09:33 PM
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46. Thanks!
Kick!!! :kick:
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 09:36 PM
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47. I'm putting all these links on this website
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:06 PM
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110. Here are a ton of links.
Can't vouch for them, but here they are.

http://www.networkforgood.org/topics/animal_environ/hur...
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Fountain79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 09:45 PM
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48. Thank you
Thanks for the information. I just donated $50. I know it's not much. It's all a teacher who is just starting out can afford.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 10:53 PM
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49. Double your money
Donations made through your employer may be subject to doubling, as many companies will match your donation, dollar for dollar.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:15 PM
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50. Here is a bunch more information (sorry if any is a dupe)
American Red Cross (800) HELP NOW (435-7669) English; (800) 257-7575 Spanish

http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html



Operation Blessing (800) 436-6348

America's Second Harvest (800) 344-8070

Adventist Community Services (800) 381-7171

Catholic Charities, USA (703) 549-1390

Christian Disaster Response (941) 956-5183 or (941) 551-9554

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (800) 848-5818

Church World Service (800) 297-1516

Convoy of Hope (417) 823-8998

Lutheran Disaster Response (800) 638-3522

Mennonite Disaster Service (717) 859-2210

Nazarene Disaster Response (888) 256-5886

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283

Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief (800) 462-8657, ext. 6133


United Methodist Committee on Relief (800) 554-8583

LOUISIANA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS:
Web: http://www.la-spca.org

NATIONAL VOLUNTARY
ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER:
Web: http://www.nvoad.org



Following is a list of other Web sites offering disaster relief information:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Phone: 1-800-621-FEMA
http://www.fema.gov /

Louisiana Homeland Security
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov /

City of New Orleans
http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx

Louisiana Governor's Office
http://www.gov.state.la.us /

Catholic Charities
Phone: 1-800-919-9338
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org /

FEMA Charity tips
http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
http://www.nvoad.org /

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
http://www.la-spca.org /

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Ande Miller, Executive Director
Email: amiller@nvoad.org
Phone: 703-339-5596


State Emergency Organizations:

FEMA State Emergency Contact http://www.fema.gov/fema/statedr.shtm

Alabama Department of Public Safety
Phone: (334) 242-4445
Website: http://www.dps.state.al.us

Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 County Road 41
P.O. Drawer 2160
Clanton, Alabama 35046-2160
Phone: 205-280-2200
Fax: 205-280-2495
Website: http://www.ema.alabama.gov

Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Phone: 850-413-9900
Email: florida.disaster@dca.state.fl.us
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org

Florida Emergency Preparedness Association
Phone: 850-906-0779
Fax: 850-893-1845
Email: fepa@fepa.org
Website: http://www.fepa.org

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Phone: 225-925-7500
Fax: 225-925-7501
Website: http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov

Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Phone: (225) 925-7500
Fax: (225) 925-7501
http://www.loep.state.la.us

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 4501 - Fondren Station
Jackson, Mississippi 39296-4501
Phone: (601) 352-9100
Toll Free Phone: (800) 442-6362
Fax: (601) 352-8314
http://www.mema.state.ms.us
http://www.msema.org/mitigate/mssaferoominit.htm

Georgia Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 18055
Atlanta, Georgia 30316-0055
Phone: (404) 635-7000
Fax: (404) 635-7205
http://www.State.Ga.US/GEMA/
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 11:24 PM
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51. Union for Reform Judaism
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 08:26 AM
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56. Thanks to whoever suggested Noah's Wish....
Edited on Wed Aug-31-05 08:27 AM by fudge stripe cookays
My cousin in Wisconsin e-mailed me last night completely bereft about a friend of hers in NO who was doing dog rescue, and had about 25 in various stages of blindness, cancer, epilepsy, and old age.

They tried to get them out; her husband wanted to get a big air conditioned truck to get them all out of harm's way, but it was too late when the implications of the hurricane began getting clearer.

Pat has not heard from her friend. She figures the dogs are probably gone, and she's afraid her friend may have died trying to save her babies.

I was so upset I practically bawled when I got her e-mail. I figure the Red Cross and blood banks and such are going to be overwhelmed with kindnesses very soon. Not as many people think of the pets.

reprehensor and I are giving a huge donation to Noah's Wish today. So I can feel like I'm doing something to help all the scared, helpless furbabies suffering through this too.

:cry:
FSC
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:42 AM
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89. Thanks, FSC -- you just inspired me to donate to Noah's Wish... n/t
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 09:05 AM
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93. Yay!
Thanks KrazyKat.

With a handle and avatar like yours, it's obvious you loves you some furbabies too.

FSC :hi:
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 09:45 AM
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57. Reliable Resources
If you wish to help visit the following website and select a reliable organization that has a solid infrastructure and means of getting the support directly where it is needed most.

http://www.give.org/news/katrina.asp
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:00 AM
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58. A list from the League of Conservation Voters
American Red Cross, 800-HELP-NOW (435-7669) English, 800-257-7575 Spanish.
America's Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.
Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.
Catholic Charities USA, 800-919-9338.
Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.
Church World Service, 800-297-1516.
Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.
Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.
Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.
Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.
Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.
Salvation Army, 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).
Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, Ext. 6440.
United Methodist Committee on Relief, 800-554-8583.
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 11:59 AM
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59. Capital Hill Blue challenge
For the next 30 days, Capitol Hill Blue...will match any contribution made by a reader and forward it on to The American Red Cross and other agencies. The donations will be made "on behalf of the readers of Capitol Hill Blue."

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/katrinaaid.html

If you donate to the Red Cross at the Capitol Hill Blues site, your donation will be matched. Make the most of your contribution by having it doubled at this site. Please pass this info on. These folks are also donating 100% of their ad revenue for the next 30 days.
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Talismom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:54 PM
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80. Thank you sarahlee, this was a great suggestion! I feel even better about
my contribution knowing that it was doubled!
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RareLubbockDem Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 11:59 AM
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60. Boots-on-the-ground help offered
Does anyone have any insight as to who or what organization would be best to contact if I and a friend are wanting to go down and help hands-on? I've given money, but I want to feel like I'm doing more and I can be there to do whatever they need.

Thanks in advance.
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RareLubbockDem Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 12:00 PM
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61. Boots-on-the-ground help offered
Does anyone have any insight as to who or what organization would be best to contact if I and a friend are wanting to go down and help hands-on? I've given money, but I want to feel like I'm doing more and I can be there to do whatever they need.

Thanks in advance.
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Mixxster Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:51 AM
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99. I heard on the radio this morning that the Red Cross...
was looking for volunteers to do three week stints.
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IconoclastIlene Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 08:24 PM
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120. The red cross give me a break
they charged soldiers in the battle of the bulge and nickel for a coffee and a donut!!!!!

rot in hell!!
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OrlandoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 12:09 PM
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62. BEFORE you donate, find out if your company is matching funds.
My company and many others are matching dollar-for-dollar all employee donations to the American Red Cross. Find out if this is the case before you make a donation...make your money go twice as far.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 12:24 PM
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63. United Health Care offers free crisis hotline
The effects of hurricane Katrina have, and continue to, take a devastating toll on our neighbors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Many of us have family, friends and co-workers in the areas affected by the storm. Our thoughts are with those who have experienced loss and those who may be in a period of uncertainty.

UnitedHealthcare, in conjunction with LifeEra and Optum, has opened a crisis hotline to help individuals in Gulf Coast states impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina cope with the emotional aftermath of this traumatic event. While these services are routinely available to UnitedHealthcare customers, the hotline set up for Hurricane Katrina is designed to address the needs of all residents affected by the hurricane.

Callers can speak with counselors to help them handle the difficult emotions they may experience such as stress, anxiety and the grieving process. Callers also may receive referrals from a national database of community resources to help them with specific concerns, such as financial and legal issues. Callers who may have suffered physical trauma or symptoms will be transferred to a nurse who will be able to provide health education and decision support regarding the need for medical treatment. Internet resources are available through www.liveandworkwell.com .

The toll-free crisis hotline number is (866) 615-8700. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary. Service is free of charge.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 12:29 PM
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64. Don't forget the American Friends Service Committee
at http://www.afsc.org /

(Quakers for those not familiar with AFSC)
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 12:49 PM
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65. an email from a good liberal staff person at work
"I'm writing to give you information about an opportunity to contribute to Hurrican Katrina housing relief. Last night I spoke to my good friend, Penny Dendy, the director of Volunteer Mobile, about the damage in Mobile County from Katrina. She told me it was by far the worst she had seen from a hurricane. For example, she described the devastation in Bayou Le Batre, a small fishing community, SW of Mobile toward the Gulf. Many houses were destroyed, others were knocked from the foundations. One woman came up to the emergency management group Penny was with and pointed to a nearby house. The woman tearfully explained that the house was her sister's house and she could not find her sister.

Penny said the fishing industry, which provides a lot of low-wage jobs, is almost destroyed with boats missing or blown from their moorings and heavily damaged and processing plants washed out by the surging waters. Plus, the shrimp beds along the tributaries and in the Gulf are all messed up.

The good news is that Volunteer Mobile is leading an effort to begin to restore homes. They work with homeowners, primarily low-income, who have FEMA grants or other resources. Volunteer Mobile finds volunteers to contribute time to rebuild houses. Thus, Volunteer Mobile can stretch people's money from the small, often inadequate, grants.

You can contribute to this effort by sending a check to
Long-Term Recovery
Volunteer Mobile
1050 Government St.
Mobile, Ala. 36604

Volunteer Mobile's website is www.volunteermobile.org "

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kimpossible Donating Member (785 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 02:04 PM
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66. Employer Matching Grants limited eligible institutions
My employer matches grants for charities that fall into one of three categories

  • Cultural or environmental institutions

  • Colleges and universities

  • Hospices, hospitals, and nursing homes



Specifically excluded are health and medical organizations, social welfare organizations, religious, political, public affairs, fraternal and social organizations, SPCA - Humane Societies, City beautification projects, Capital campaigns, construction and renovation projects.

They seem to have done a pretty good job of excluding all of the institutions I'd want to donate to.

Any suggestions for an organization that would fit an eligible category?

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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 02:14 PM
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67. Red Cross Blood Donation number for locations:
1-800-448-3543

Blood is the gift of life.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 03:07 PM
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68. Channel 4 in NYC holding a fundraiser tonight for the hurricane victims
Tune in between 7-8 pm

Saw the announcement on CNN.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 03:23 PM
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69. http://neworleans.mindsay.com
My blog offers lots of useful info too.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 03:39 PM
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70. Disaster information map
http://www.scipionus.com /

Lots of good interactive information.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 03:54 PM
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71. Unitarian Universalist Association Gulf Coast Relief Fund
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jp4peace Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:43 AM
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163. Thank you for that Relief Fund info.
Will pass it on.
the light in me bows to the light in you
namaste
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 05:48 PM
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73. Houston Food Bank
The refugees at the Louisiana SuperDome are being transported in bus convoys to the Houston AstroDome (350 miles west), along with other evacuees. The AstroDome will be shelter to 23,000 people, many of whom will be here in Houston for months. All hurricane refugee children, whether staying at the AstroDome, other shelters, motels, or friends' houses, are be allowed to enroll in Houston schools effective immediately.

The Houston Food Bank can leverage every dollar donated to provide $25 in food. Please consider them:
http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/Katrina.htm

Thank you!

-Sky in Houston



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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 12:13 AM
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152. Houston overview - useful info
Houston raised $6+ million the first day to help. Houston has taken in an estimated 100,000, perhaps 150,000 displaced people.

Quick guide to help in Houston, where the agencies are now showing a few signs of coordination, and aren't contradicting themselves every few minutes.

http://www.uwtgc.org - United Way info

Call 211 -- that's the local Katrina hotline

http://katrina.uwtgc.org/pdfs/HChron_UWTGC_Katrina_Ad.p... - another overview for those who need help, and those who want to help

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 800-621-FEMA (621-3362) - making contact with them can help get housing grants a start on processing.

Where to find a Red Cross shelter in Houston: 1-866-GETINFO (1-866-438-4636).

Doctors and nurses who can volunteer at refugee clinics should call the Harris County Hospital District, which is coordinating care, at 832-667-3153. They are seeing very large numbers of patients, with a broad array of problems.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 05:51 PM
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74. I would like to add Mercy Corps to this list
They are a great organization. www.mercycorps.org .

Thank you to everyone who can and will donate. :hug:
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 06:33 PM
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75. # for families of deployed soldiers affected by Katrina
This is from Army Knowledge Online...

"Families of Deployed Soldiers affected by the Hurricane are asked to call the National Guard Bureau Family Program at 1-888-777-7731 to let family members know of their whereabouts. Deployed soldiers may call as well to request information."
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rainman99 Donating Member (283 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 06:37 PM
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76. Well, at least the Red Cross site is slow. That means alot of
people are contributing.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:08 PM
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77. FEMA link provided by the Friends of John Kerry:
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:14 PM
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78. Habitat for Humanity!
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:57 PM
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81. Searching assistance from WWL-TV...
Searching for someone? Post in our special forum: http://www.wwltv.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=16&sid=2824...

Are you okay? Post in our special forum: http://www.wwltv.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=15

Emergency search and rescue phone lines for those in distress:
(225) 925-7708 | (225) 925-7709 | (225) 925-3511 | (225) 925-7412

To inquire about those in the area who did not evacuate:
American Red Cross, (866) 438-4636

http://www.wwltv.com /
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Lady President Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 08:05 PM
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82. Companies Matching Funds
I'm sure this list will become longer, but here are a few companies that are matching employee donations. If possible, it's great to double a donation:

Amerada Hess

Anheuser-Busch

Bayer Corp.

BI-LO/Bruno's

Citigroup

Flowserve

General Motors

Home Depot

JPMorgan Chase

Lowe's Companies

Turner Broadcasting (parent of CNN)

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

United Airlines will give 500 frequent flier miles to anyone who donates $50 or more to the Red Cross, AmeriCares or Operation USA.

Washington Mutual

Wachovia
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 08:53 PM
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83. How craigslist.com is helping. This is very important!!!
Help Katrina Victims

Tags: neworleans, katrina, tropical, storm, rain, hurricane @ 08:36PM (PDT) on August 30, 2005

One of my friends is trying to get the Craigslist postings re: Katrina victims posted and announced through as many sources as possible. As you look at these listings he's included, you will find there are enormous resources available to victims of the Katrina hurricane - but no one knows about them unless they know about Craigslist. He's finding offers for all types of assistance are getting posted from all over the world. The sooner this information can get pushed out there, the less the effect of this devastation should have upon the Katrina victims.

He asks me to help. I'm helping.

Housing - there are enormous amounts of free housing offers for Katrina victims here.

Community Board - There are hundreds of postings of survivors looking for info on relatives and others as well as offers for free housing and offers to help.

For Sale - Lots of listings for free housing, free items for Katrina victims.

Services - Professionals offering their services for free for the Katrina-effected areas.

I'd watch out for poachers and evildoers, even on Craigslist. If there's looting and polluting going on in Nawlins, you can assume the same thing can and will happen online. Seriously, now is not the time to let your guard down. I hope all of my readers who have endured hurricane Katrina are (and remain) safe.

http://chris.pirillo.com/blog/_archives/2005/8/30/11837...
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:18 PM
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106. Direct craigslist links for temp. housing
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 10:06 PM
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85. John Kerry Appeals for Help for Katrina Victims
John Kerry Appeals for Help for Katrina Victims
August 31st, 2005

John Kerry sent out an email to the members of JohnKerry.com appealing for help for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Heres the text:

Dear Friend,

This is a time for all Americans to pull together and do everything we can to assist people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

If you havent acted already, I urge you to join in delivering immediate help to the people who need it most. One way to do that is to support the relief and recovery efforts of the Red Cross with a personal donation. Donate to the Red Cross. - https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation-form.asp



As we hold those who are going through so much pain and suffering in our prayers, I know youll do everything you can to reach out and help.

Sincerely,
John Kerry

P.S. There are a host of other volunteer relief agencies doing essential life-saving work in this emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is coordinating the federal governments response efforts, has posted a list of recommended groups on its website.

The following statement is from John Kerrys Senate website:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Katrinas unprecedented devastation has cost those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi their homes, their loved ones, even their lives. Our great nation must come together to comfort and bring relief to those in the Gulf Coast suffering from this blow. Local leaders and National Guard forces have bravely started the effort, but they need all of our help.{/b}

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=397
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Had_enough_BS Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 11:10 PM
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86. Profiting from Katrina
I have a complaint against Northwest Airlines customer service regarding canceling my flight reservation to New Orleans for Oct. 8, 2005. I called to cancel my flight after the tragic storm wiped out New Orleans on Aug. 30, 2005. I was told by Northwest Airlines customer service that I would be charged a 100-dollar penalty. They told me it was not that bad and that I am over exaggerating the conditions in New Orleans. I asked for the supervisor her name was Kelley, she told me that all will be fine in a few days. I was shocked that NWA customer service and their supervisors were telling me. They also stated that in October the airport will be fine and that it is not their fault for the disaster for it was an act of God. Northwest airlines will penalize anyone canceling their trip to New Orleans after Sept. 3, 2005 because they say it is not that bad down their and all will be fine in a few days. NWA said long as the airport is open I must take my flight, even if New Orleans is still off limits to the public or be penalized 100 dollars. My trip was to be on Oct. 8, 2005. NWA said, you would not even notice there was a storm there, by the time I take my trip. I could not believe they think the storm is nothing serious and that I can avoid the penalty by taking my trip to New Orleans Oct. 8 2005. On Aug. 31, 2005 I called NWA again about the 100-dollar penalty for canceling my trip their response was no one would be penalized if their trip were before Oct. 1, 2005. Also NWA told me many others are being charged 100 dollars per person for their cancellations, because their hotels are completely destroyed. This NWA ticket I had for New Orleans I was using my frequent fly-er miles so I could have a free trip to New Orleans. Now I have paid 100 dollars to NWA for a city I can not fly too because it no longer exist at this time. I am asking the FAA to investigate them for them rapping customers with penalties when they want to cancel their trips to New Orleans, so we will not be in the way of the massive clean up. Plus someone must talk to these customer service people that this tragic incident is very serious. I believe that anyone that wants to cancel his or her trip to any of the major disaster areas should not be fined 100-dollars. Most states have laws that penalizing businesss for charging fines or raising prices from maybe the worst disaster in USA history. I am writing to my congressman and all three major cable news networks on this matter. I hope that you can intervene and stop Northwest Airlines from making monies of this most tragic incident. The monies they are taking from the consumers unfairly should be given to the disaster relief fund.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 09:07 AM
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94. Sounds like the last nail in the coffin for those guys..... n/t
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:58 PM
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124. I think it is attitudes like that that have kept me from flying very much
(One round trip airplane trip in the last ten years--and Northwest is almost the only choice for flights out of this area.)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:10 AM
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87. NOLA Scanner and 10-Codes
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:11 AM
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88. More on-line radion from LA
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 05:00 AM
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90. List of on-line links for home-sharing
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Henny Penny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:52 AM
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91. Overseas donations??
I just tried to make a donation to the red cross, but state zip code etc is compulsory... and I can't complete the donation process... any one got any ideas, links for overseas donors?
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:50 AM
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92. TV Fund Raisers for Katrina Survivors to Begin this Weekend
From AP Newswire this morning:

LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina telethons reminiscent of benefits for tsunami and 9/11 victims will feature artists including Wynton Marsalis and Green Day, while Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day fundraiser also will join in.

Lewis said his telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association would include celebrity appeals for hurricane relief. MDA will donate $1 million as well to help victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, he said.

"I need the American people to know I don't want you to forget my (MDA) kids because that suffering is ongoing," Lewis told a Beverly Hills news conference on Wednesday. But he called on donors to divide their compassion in half.

"If you want to send me 20 bucks for my kids, send 10. Send the other 10 to these people in this trouble," the actor-comedian said.

The broadcast begins at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday and ends at 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday (check local listings for station).

A special 800 phone number will be used for the Katrina donations, with proceeds going to the Salvation Army in the hard-hit states.

Additionally, "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" will air on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC at 8 p.m. EDT Friday, NBC Universal Television Group announced Wednesday.

The hourlong special, hosted by Matt Lauer in New York, is scheduled to include performances by Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and Tim McGraw, all with ties to the affected areas, NBC said. Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are expected to participate.

Viewers will be encouraged to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Another aid effort was announced by MTV Networks, starting with a Saturday, Sept. 10, music special airing on MTV, VH1 and CMT and intended to raise funds for the American Red Cross and other organizations.

Besides Green Day, scheduled performers include Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, Usher, Alicia Keys, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, David Banner and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.

The special also will be available on MTV2, mtvU and VH1 Classic, as well as broadband video networks MTV Overdrive and VSpot.

Also Wednesday, MTV Networks' parent company, Viacom, announced a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross and a worldwide matching gift program for employee donations. Other support efforts are planned by Viacom media properties including BET, CBS and UPN, the company said.

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:37 AM
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95. Vital information for those going into the affected area.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:52 AM
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96. Coast Guard 1-800-DAD-SAFE
Someone just called Jerry Springer
If you receive a call from someone who is stuck,
call 1-800-DAD-SAFE 1-800-323-7233
and you will talk to a live person
give them the info and the coast guard will go get them

I verified the number using google news search,
it is given in several news articles:
http://news.google.com/news?q=800-323-7233&hl=en&lr=&ie...


(I originally posted this here http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
in case there are follow-ups)
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:04 AM
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98. Liberal Blogosphere for Hurricane Relief
The Democratic Daily has joined with other liberal blogs to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief. Please help us reach our goal.

From Kari Chisholm, of Mandate Media and Chris Bowers, of MyDD.com, Liberal Blog Ad Network:

Hurricane Katrina has devastated thousands of lives. Today, were announcing a coordinated effort by the liberal/progressive blogosphere to help the victims of the devastation. Together, were going to raise $1 million for the American Red Cross - and prove that the liberal blogosphere can help our fellow citizens in need. Make a donation for hurricane relief.

MORE & LINKS - http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=402
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:17 PM
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100. Harris County (Houston) Citizen Corps - call for Volunteers
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savethesea Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:21 PM
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101. provide housing to victims: www.katrinahousing.org
www.katrinahousing.org

My brother has started a website www.katrinahousing.org and has been coordinating with Moveon.org. Moveon.org also has a website for those wishing to provide housing for victims.

We need to help the million+ homeless!
May God bless the people trying to hang on at this time and stay alive. Please hurry rescuers!
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:36 PM
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102. Another pet rescue site
http://www.bestfriends.org /
We've contributed to these folks and they are great.
They are on their way to NO right now with an 82' self contained animal rescue truck.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 12:54 PM
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103. Suggestion for people in Northern states
With summer coming to a close, many of us will be cleaning out our closets and getting rid of clothes that we no longer wear.

Let's all put our still wearable but unwanted summer clothes aside, and then when we hear of someone collecting clothes for the hurricane survivors, we'll have something to give.

According to a friend who went to Tulane, New Orleans stays hot through October.
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 01:45 PM
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104. redcross.org NOT WORKING
www.redcross.org is currently not responding. however, you can still donate to the american red cross via :

A link to the ARC site - can also donate at the register
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat521000...

www.apple.com

www.amazon.com

big list of organizations to donate to
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/citizenship/giving/reli...
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:05 PM
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105. Buy indie music on CDBaby and all money goes to hurricane victims
Edited on Thu Sep-01-05 02:05 PM by Beaverhausen
http://cdbaby.com/group/redcross

Lots of great music on this site. Many artists have agreed to give all money to charity.

Here's mine:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/johnsonl
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:37 AM
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155. I LOVE CDBaby!
I get lots of new swing dance music there! They have lots of the local bands that we swing dancers listen and dance to.
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Weembo Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:28 PM
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107. Once in Texas
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services is offering a few months worth of food stamps to evacuees from Louisiana. All they need is their driver's license. Go to: www.hhsc.state.tx.us /

They said you should be patient because the traffic is heavy. In the Houston area, call 713-767-2000 for assistance for locating the facility nearest to you.
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 02:57 PM
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108. In Houston area, use the hotline number 211.
This is the general number to get assistance.

Call 211.

United Way and other helping organizations are going to now coordinate all assistance through this hotline.

The Red Cross had opened 12 shelters in the Houston area by last night, but they were filling rapidly.
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:02 PM
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109. Postal service for evacuees.
Today being the first day of the month, many people are relying on checks to arrive.

Basically, the US Postal Service is advising evacuees to let them know your temporary address, and they will forward your mail.

There is zero mail service in New Orleans.

First class mail for New Orleans is being held in Dallas.

Go here for details:

http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl090105postoffice....
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:24 PM
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111. SE DUers !!! MoveOn has put out the call: Who can help with housing?
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:37 PM
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112. Here is a link
Detroit radio stations collecting for Red Cross

http://www.wwj.com/dc/
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 04:41 PM
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113. Hurricane Katrina Resources
I've been compiling resources since Monday. The Democratic Daily has a static page of resources for donations, gov agencies, housing, etc

http://www.thedemocraticdaily.com/hurricane_katrina_rel...
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 05:11 PM
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114. For the knitters and crocheters:
Webs ( http://yarn.com / ) is giving 10% of their profits this week and next (through the 10th) for the victims to the Red Cross. Some other online shops are doing the same. Knitty.com's message board has a couple threads of lists in the General Chatty Section.

Also, many of us are making Warm Up America afghan squares for the Red Cross shelters. Warm Up America asks that the yarn be 100% acrylic (for allergies and washability) and that only completed afghans be sent to them. Actually, they'd prefer if we donated our afghans locally, as many Red Cross supplies are being sent to the afflicted areas from local shelters all over the country. There still are big needs locally (although not nearly on the same level), and our own chapters will need the afghans as well.

The squares are to be 7"x9" in worsted weight acrylic, and it takes 49 of them to make an afghan.

If you wish to do baby blankets or stuffed animals, Project Linus will most likely get involved, as well as TKGA's Precious Pals program. There is going to be a huge need for all of the refugees, especially the smallest ones who have lost everything.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 05:24 PM
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142. Project Linus steps up to the plate!
I just read an e-mail posted on Knitty.com's message boards that Project Linus is up and running and getting blankets to the children in the shelters. They're having a Make a Blanket Day on Sept. 15th (mostly with polar fleece--kids prints only). Please consider sending them some polar fleece or a blanket.

http://projectlinus.org/
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CoolOnion Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 05:24 PM
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115. United Methodist Committee on Relief
Here's the hurricane relief page for UMCOR:
http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/05/katrinaresp.cfm

Though it doesn't get much publicity, UMCOR is one of the largest disaster relief organizations in the country. Read more about them at http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/info.stm
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 05:27 PM
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116. www.moveon.org
http://www.moveon.org /

Victims of Hurricane Katrina Need Our Help

Give to the American Red Cross

Offer Housing to Displaced Hurricane Victims http://www.hurricanehousing.org /

Donate to America's Second Harvest
https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent...
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:54 PM
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117. World Vision

Attention Moderator please add the following link to the lead post...

http://www.worldvision.org/
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 07:01 PM
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118. Finding Survivors
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 08:08 PM
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119. ATLANTA GA - Evacuee Care
Subject: Helping Mayor Shirley Franklin with people who arrived in Atlanta because of Hurricane Katria
>
My gym is located in the Adamsville Recreation Center in Atlanta.
The American Red Cross asked Mayor Shirley Franklin to open the center as a designated shelter for those women, men and children who
evacuated from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
>
While visiting the gym this morning, I had the opportunity to speak
with the Mayor Franklin and she shared with me some of the need of the people in the shelter.
>
She indicated that she wants to provide more than just shelter, but
assist with getting the more than 60 children in school, so she has
people from the Atlanta School System on site and the Mayor also
wants to assist with locating employment for the adults. There are
about 300 people in the shelter this morning.
>
The mayor has deployed her staff, staff from the Atlanta Workforce
Development Agency and numerous other city support service agencies to the center to assist the evacuates.
>
Mayor Franklin mentioned that people can assist by donating the
following items:
> *Underwear
> *Socks for women, men and children
> *Packages of Diapers
> *Work clothes for women , men and children
> *Shoes for women, men and children
> *Clothes for children
> *Packages of Water
> *Packages of Juice
> *Packages of Toiletries
>
The people left their homes with only the clothes on their backs.
>

The Adamsville Recreation Center is located at 3201 Martin Luther King Drive SW at 285.
>
The telephone number at the Adamsville Recreation Center is 404 505
3181
>
Please feel free to pass this email to your family, friends and acquaintances..
>
You can also call the Red Cross Volunteer Hotline at 404 870 4425,
http://www.redcross.org /
>
American Red Cross Disaster Call Center 404 870 4440,
>
Salvation Army 770 441 6200, ext 148 http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm
>
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency 404 658 6312, Ms. Deborah Lum

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 09:29 PM
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121. Another cellphone text message / Upoc group for hurricane info
Edited on Thu Sep-01-05 09:30 PM by IanDB1
Gulf Coast Hurricanes
# of members: 135

description: This group is for posting news, updates & info on any & all Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico that are threatening the US Gulf Coast including Tx, La, Ms, Al, Ga & Fl. Weather related chat on past, present & future storms is welcome. I understand there won't be Hurricanes to talk about all the time so some off-topic chat is ok but once you get the Hook-up, PLEASE take it to PM's. Thanks! If you do not know how to PM, Feel Free to ask, I'll be Happy to explain it to you. :-)

Verizon:
http://communities.vtext.com/group.jsp?group=gulfcoasth...

Other carriers:
http://communities.Upoc.com/group.jsp?group=gulfcoasthu...



Also:

disasters updates and advice
# of members: 139

description: A place to post alerts to help keep people and nature safe to post valid advice. Disasters such as:hurricanes,flooding,tor
nadoes,monsoons,earthquake
s,fires,explosions,chemica
l spills, avalanches excessive snows and sadley terrorium, major highway closings, major vehicle pileups, airplaine crashes,mudslides and volcanoes. News about anything that threatens. False reporters quickly booted!

Verizon:
http://communities.vtext.com/group.jsp?group=disastersu...

Other carriers:
http://communities.Upoc.com/group.jsp?group=disastersup...
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Paula Sims Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 09:43 PM
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122.  Don't know if this is appropriate
But let's not forget our smallest friends the animals. The humane society needs help too

http://www.hsus.org/hsus_field/hsus_disaster_center/rec...

Paula
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 10:45 PM
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123. IMPORTANT INFO ON FRAUDULENT CHARITIES
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:24 PM
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126. From Orlando
Veterans' Recovery & Food Bank of Florida Inc.
make all check donations to : (Vets & Pets for short)
Marlon Industrial Park
2591 Unit D Forsyth Rd
Orlandop, Fl 32807
Marc Marchettii 321-229-9976 President
Terri Barton 321-377-8483 treasurer
email: bartontl@bellsouth.net
wk email: bartont2@ocps.net ( Westside Tech)
What they are doing....
If we can make an announcement Saturday for help in collecting funds and nonperishable items we got the means to get it there. Marc and these truck drivers are willing to take the risk of delivering the goods. I will be setting up Sat. with you and Sunday and Monday at Big Kmart on Goldenrod & University Blvd. to take up collections.

We have just been offered trucks from the FFA in Stark Florida Bradford VoTech center and Channel 35 on making arrangements to send truck loads of nonperishable items to the storm victims. The school is donating the use of trucks & drivers to our organization and
our President Marc will be in charge of driving the truck loads to those in need. We are currently asking for help in raising money and more items. We already have 2.5 warehouses full of items ready to send.

Currently we are supplying food, pet food, and health aids to families here in Orlando of whom are housing friends, relatives and pets from the hurricane areas. Several of these victims will be here for a while for they have no homes to go back to.

Any help right now is greatly needed with funding the delivery of items needed to get to both the people and animals in need.

Please feel free to contact Terri Barton at 321-377-8483 cell

Veterans' Recovery & Food Bank of Florida Inc. Please make all check donations to: (Vets & Pets for short)
Marlon Industrial Park
2591 Unit D Forsyth Rd
Orlandop, Fl 32807
Marc Marchettii 321-229-9976 President
Terri Barton 321-377-8483 treasurer
emial: bartontl@bellsouth.net
wk email: bartont2@ocps.net ( Westside Tech)

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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 01:25 PM
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135. Adding the link to
Non-profit tax exemption & 501 C3 form for verification on the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website. This makes it easier for anyone that want to verify that this is a real non-profit.
http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/cordet.exe?a1=DETFIL&n1=N...



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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 11:25 PM
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127. Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort
An urgent memo from Paul Kurtz, Chairman of the Center for Inquiry:

Please help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donate today!

We are deeply distressed by the terrible tragedy caused by Hurricane Katrina. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and many are without power or water. Unknown numbers of people remain trapped in New Orleans, and emergency response teams are overwhelmed. The Center for Inquiry and its affiliated organizations have launched an initiative to raise charitable funds for the area. We encourage all humanists, skeptics and rationalists to step forward and make a contribution through SHARE, the Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort.

All donations to SHARE from this campaign will go to AmeriCares for the benefit of victims of Hurricane Katrina. AmeriCares is a nonprofit aid and relief organization that coordinates distribution of medical supplies in response to natural disasters and for long-term humanitarian assistance programs. AmeriCares maintains stocks of emergency medical supplies and works with corporate donors to get needed supplies to disaster areas. They provide blankets, disaster relief supplies, vaccines, diapers, water purifers, tents, food, and other emergency items. AmeriCares also has an extremely low overhead, so donations go directly to help those in need.

More:
https://secure.ga3.org/05/donate_to_help_katrina_victim...

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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 01:23 AM
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128. Charity Navigator.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 01:25 AM
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129. Mercy Corps.
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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 02:31 AM
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130. Relief for musicians
New Orleans Musicians Clinic Emergency Fund

The New Orleans Musicians Clinic is determined to keep Louisiana Music Alive! We want to relocate our New Orleans musicians into the Lafayette/ Acadiana community where they can remain a life force! But most of them have lost everything. We must help them rebuild their lives. Please ask people to help us locate the New Orleans musicians in need, and have them call Michelle at 504 415-3514 for help.

The NOMC staff can't access any of our NOMC accounts. We desperately need money to fund these efforts. Send donations to:

Bank: IBERIA BANKRouting No.: 265270413Account No.: 1707009057 NOMC Emergency Fund Attn: Barbara L. BluffinPrivate Banking AssistantIberia Bank200 W. CongressLafayette, LA 70501(337) 521-4616 - Phone(337) 521-4121 - Fax NOMC funds will be administered byJulie Shafie, MSFinance DirectorSW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc.103 Independence Blvd.Lafayette, LA 70506desk: 337-989-0001fax: 337-989-1401

email: finance@swlahec.comwww.swlahec.com

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 12:35 PM
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132. FEMA not allowed to aid gay families. Donate 2 Hurricane Katrina LGBT Fund
Edited on Fri Sep-02-05 12:49 PM by IanDB1



Katrina Delivers Second Blow To Gay Families
by Fidel Ortega 365Gay.com Miami Bureau

Posted: September 1, 2005 5:00 pm ET

(Dallas, Texas) Recovering from the devastation of hurricane Katrina may be particularly difficult for same-sex couples who are not recognized in any of the three states directly hit by the storm or in those states where refugees have fled.

Louisiana has a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and prevents the state from recognizing any legal status for common-law relationships, domestic partnerships or civil unions. Mississippi and Alabama both have defense of marriage acts which also deny rights to gay and lesbian couples.

The Federal Defense of Marriage Act prevents FEMA from providing any relief in the form of family benefits to same-sex couples.

The laws also will directly impact gay and lesbian families where one partner has died as a result of the hurricane.

Federal DOMA bars Social Security survivor benefits. State benefits would also be denied.

More:
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/09/090105nolaGay.htm




YOU CAN HELP LGBT FAMILIES AND YOUTH IMPACTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA

Dear Family Pride Members and Supporters,

In Hurricane Katrina, Mother Nature provided an awesome reminder of her power, and the power of the indomitable spirit of our fellow Americans.

The complete destruction of cities, towns and neighborhoods in the poorest states in our union, and the complete loss of everything for so many, is almost unfathomable. Im sure youre aware that thousands of families have absolutely nothing to go home to and hundreds more people are still looking for their families.

We are awed and humbled by the spirit of community that has emerged in our country in countless ways over the past few days; and we honor the courage and hope shown by so many who are still suffering.

In the face of their strength now is the time to act.

In partnership with many organizations around the country, the Family Pride Coalition and our partners have launched the Hurricane Katrina LGBT Relief Fund to ensure that LGBT youth and families, among the most vulnerable members of our community, receive the critical support they need to regain stability in their lives.

The next few days are critical. No amount is too small to make a difference.

Outstanding national partners are working together to support this effort and are listed below. More groups are joining all the time.

You can invest in this life-saving effort right now at http://www.nyacyouth.org /.

Contributions to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed under law and will support humanitarian relief for LGBTQ youth and families from the devastated areas. These funds will be distributed directly to local organizations in the best position to ensure strategic and high-impact disbursement of the emergency funds.

As a first step, on Tues., Sept. 6 the Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals (H.A.T.C.H.) and Montrose Counseling Center will host one of a series of special support groups for the refugees to help them manage their stress, grief and fear.

Find out more about the impact of your gift in the coming weeks on a new blog on the NYAC website. Thank you for your investment today in protecting and restoring the lives of LGBTQ families and young people.

We will get through this together.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Chrisler
Executive Director

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS (more are being added)

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
http://www.colage.org

Equality Federation
http://www.federationlgbt.org

Family Pride Coalition
http://www.familypride.org

Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization
http://www.mautnerproject.org

National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Centers (NALGBTCC)
http://www.lgbtcenters.org

National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)
http://www.nbjcoalition.org

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
http://www.nctequality.org

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
http://www.ncavp.org

National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
http://www.nyacyouth.org

The Family Pride Coalition is the only national non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to securing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families.

By becoming a member of the Family Pride Coalition you have the opportunity to dramatically affect the lives of LGBT parents and their families. Please join the Family Pride Coalition today by filling out our online membership form by clicking http://www.familypride.org/joinus.htm .


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Also consider donating to:
Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort


An urgent memo from Paul Kurtz, Chairman of the Center for Inquiry:

Please help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donate today!

We are deeply distressed by the terrible tragedy caused by Hurricane Katrina. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and many are without power or water. Unknown numbers of people remain trapped in New Orleans, and emergency response teams are overwhelmed. The Center for Inquiry and its affiliated organizations have launched an initiative to raise charitable funds for the area. We encourage all humanists, skeptics and rationalists to step forward and make a contribution through SHARE, the Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort.

All donations to SHARE from this campaign will go to AmeriCares for the benefit of victims of Hurricane Katrina. AmeriCares is a nonprofit aid and relief organization that coordinates distribution of medical supplies in response to natural disasters and for long-term humanitarian assistance programs. AmeriCares maintains stocks of emergency medical supplies and works with corporate donors to get needed supplies to disaster areas. They provide blankets, disaster relief supplies, vaccines, diapers, water purifers, tents, food, and other emergency items. AmeriCares also has an extremely low overhead, so donations go directly to help those in need.

More:
https://secure.ga3.org/05/donate_to_help_katrina_victim...






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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 01:56 PM
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137. thank you!
I've been holding off making a second donation to see if there were other groups besides the Red Cross that need help. You've just answered my question!
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 06:46 PM
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146. See also http://www.rainbowrelief.org/
For info on how to help our GLBT family in the stricken area.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:50 AM
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167. THANK-YOU
for all the imformation and links.
Hateful government that divides a nation and promotes and legislates discrimination in a time of crisis.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 12:56 PM
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133. Oxfam America will give with poor communities in mind
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/newsandpublications/press_r...

Oxfam America Responds to Hurricane Katrina
1 September, 2005

For more information, contact:
Coco McCabe, Press Officer
617-728-2503
cmccabe@oxfamamerica.org

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We at Oxfam America express our sorrow and sympathy for the people affected by Hurricane Katrina. While the hurricane affected hundreds of thousands of people, those living in deep poverty were hit the hardest. They include many families who are members of our grassroots partner organizations in rural areas of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Oxfam generally focuses its emergency response on regions where governments and civil society groups have little or no capacity to respond effectively, which is seldom the case in the United States. But, despite all the resources available for relief after Katrina, were concerned that some poor communities still may not receive the support they need for long-term recovery of their assets and livelihoods.

We are now assessing the situation to determine where our help is needed most. Coastal flooding may have caused severe damage to farmers fields and to fisheries, for example, jeopardizing the livelihoods of the fishing and farming communities where our partners work. But we know already that they will need our support to get back on their feet.

We have therefore created the Hurricane Katrina Response and Recovery Fund, https://secure.ga3.org/02/katrina_fund
to channel support to our partners and the communities where they work and live. We will update this site as further details of our response are available.

https://secure.ga3.org/02/katrina_fund
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:52 AM
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168. OXFAM = excellent organisation
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 12:59 PM
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134. American Humanist Assoc. taking relief donations, establishing new Charity
Humanists support disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

You may opt to have 5% of your donation go toward the creation of the Humanist Charities. All contributions are tax deductible.

Please fill in the following information to make a contribution to Hurricane Katrina relief and the creation of Humanist Charities.

If you wish to participate in this program, you can donate online through the AHA�s form on this page.

Go to:
https://www.americanhumanist.org/secure/humanistchariti...


The American Humanist Association
http://www.americanhumanist.org/about /





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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 02:15 PM
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138. SAME CAMP - DIFFERENT DITCH! LAN & VFP IN COVINGTON, LA - HELP NEEDED!
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jp4peace Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 08:14 PM
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159. update from Camp Casey in Covington La.
lastest report came in at 1;18, from Gordon VFP

Edited from post..

They do not have power or cell phones yet. They are working with both local P. and Red Cross there.

Have U-Haul to get supplies in from Baton Rouge. Need fuel support.
Need more people, trucks, supplies. Did get supplies from Ala. church today.

So far the count looks to be 5 different trucks headed that way from Norman, Crawford, Waco, Ft. Hood, and Austin.

http://crawfordpeace.nfshost.com/node/1794

Covington is on the north side of the lake. Food and water assistance, and a medical station have been set up.

They do have internet SAT hook up on Bus

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 02:22 PM
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173. Why not relocate refugees to Camp Casey in Crawford?
Then again, that would still really be "roughing it."

But I imagine some refugees might want to express their anger by camping outside Bush's Pig Farm.
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jp4peace Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 04:38 PM
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176. Camp Casey in Crawford has moved to Covington La.
The Vets For Peace are now working to support Katrina Victims as close as they were allowed to go, keeping in mind, as many as 1 Million have no home to return to, at least not just yet.

Heard from Gordon there today, via SAT link up on Bus.
No power, no cell phone access, no water, no food, no medical attention, no access to a place to stay.

Supplies are getting in.

They still need people to run supplies from Baton Rouge to Covington.
They need nurses. They need water. They need food. They need fuel.

James went out Yesterday from Crawford and has not been heard from since, however others are reaching Covington.

Andrea is on her way to Baton Rouge with Van and U-Haul trailer full of supplies. In two days they raised $5K to support her N.O. Community. Now she hears they want everyone out. She may go on to Covington or remain in Baton Rouge until she knows it is safe to go in to N.O.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 03:15 PM
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140. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 03:26 PM
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141. Green Party Katrina Relief Link here.
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satya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 06:03 PM
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143. AAR Public Voicemail 1-866-217-6255
Air America Public Voicemail
1-866-217-6255

Air America Radio's Public Voicemail is a way for disconnected people to communicate in the wake of Katrina.

Here's how it works:

Call the toll-free number above, enter your everyday phone number, and then record a message. Other people who know your everyday phone number (even if it doesn't work anymore) can call Emergency Voicemail, enter the phone number they associate with you, and hear your message.

You can also search for messages left by people whose phone numbers you know.
Air America Radio will leave Public Voicemail in service for as long as this crisis continues. You can call it whenever you are trying to locate someone, or if you are trying to be found.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 06:21 PM
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144. Ask your mayor to shelter victims in your city
It is time for the Progressives to take matters into their own hands.
We have this power, if we know how to use it:

I urge each of you to contact the mayor of your city and ask them to
do as other mayors are doing in other cities - offer lodging and
assistance to hurricane victims in your city.

Let hotels and motels provide rooming, cruise ships house people,
provide food, room and shelter.

Astrodomes are not intended as living quarters, and it is absolutely
ludicrous to put people there, when there are so many better
solutions.

If our federal govt doesn't care, then work locally!

It will help people, it will get the job done, and it will paint the
picture of truth more vividly than anything else we can do.

SHOW THE CONSERVATIVES WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVT SHOULD DO BUT FAILED TO
DO.

Our local officials are accountable to us, still. Urge them to
be good samaritans NOW. People are dying, for no good reason.

Please urge citizens in your locality to join you in contacting your
mayor to provide shelter for some of the hurricane vicyims.
You can do that tonight and all through the week-end.


09-02-2005
Ohio officials offer housing to hurricane victims
State Sen. Robert F. Hagan, D-Youngstown, wrote a letter to
Youngstown Mayor George McKelvey requesting that he offer hurricane
victims hundreds of vacant homes in the city. A message seeking
comment was left with McKelvey.
http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/125469...
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sharonking21 Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 06:38 PM
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145. List of links for finding survivors
We have been working on this since last night. See:

http://securingamerica.com/ccn/node/280
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:17 AM
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164. More links for finding survivors...
Locate the Missing
Hurricane Katrina Official Government Website :http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/PublicSafety/Hur...
National Next of Kin Registry -- (800) 944-4084: http://www.nokr.org /
Homeport: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Recovery Assistance: http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do
Hurricane Katrina Connection message board: http://survivedkatrina.proboards54.com/index.cgi
Alabama Hospital Association: http://www.alaha.org/hurricane.html
ICRCs Family News Network: http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/katrina/help.center/#l...
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12345 Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 07:31 PM
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147. my husband just got an email from his alma mater
re: hurricane relief. it prompted me to check my alma mater's website. both of them had listings for help available to hurricane victims (housing, etc.) might be worth checking your respective colleges' websites.

we're signed up with housing available at our college websites and moveon.org, but we still feel helpless.
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Angry Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 08:00 PM
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148. COMPILATION of Hurricane Katrina Rescue Organizations
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 09:26 PM
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149. AMAZON.COM account for Red Cross donations: already over $4 MILLION given
Edited on Fri Sep-02-05 09:27 PM by Nothing Without Hope

American Red Cross Hurricane Relief


Here's the page with the information:

http://www.amazon.com/paypage/PELYGQVJ8Q7IB

You are paying: American Red Cross (americanredcrosshurricanerelief)


As of 10:15 PM ET:
Total Collected: US $4,394,426.71
# of Payments: 44248

Privacy Notice: If your donation is $250 or more, Amazon.com will share your name, credit card billing address, and the date and amount of your contribution with the American Red Cross.


Details from American Red Cross

American Red Cross Hurricane Relief


Victims of Hurricane Katrina are attempting to recover from the massive storm that hit the Gulf States. American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to the hardest-hit areas of Katrina's destruction, supplying hundreds of thousands of victims left homeless with critical necessities. By making a financial gift to Hurricane 2005 Relief, the Red Cross can provide shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to those in need. Privacy Notice: If your donation is $250 or more, Amazon.com will provide your name, credit card billing address, and donation amount to the American Red Cross, and the American Red Cross will provide you with a receipt for your donation. Other than this, Amazon.com will not share information about you with the American Red Cross. Amazon.com has waived all customary Honor System fees associated with your contributions to the Red Cross. Thanks in advance for your participation during this critical time. The American Red Cross name is used with its permission. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or e-mail info@usa.redcross.org . Learn more about Amazon.com's support of nonprofit organizations, including the Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award, at www.amazon.com/nonprofitinnovation.

Questions about this recipient or its Web site? Contact: disaster-relief@amazon.com

Want to revisit this page? Visit: http://www.amazon.com/paypage/PELYGQVJ8Q7IB



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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 10:25 PM
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150. Operation USA does a good job of relief worldwide,sending medical supplies
and other supplies to NO now. www.opusa.org
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 12:04 AM
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151. Mercy Corps. - $1 donation = almost $30 food
I directed my donation to Hurricane Katrina.

..........

Mercy Corps provides emergency relief and long-term development opportunities to more than 6 million people in 35 countries. We invite you to visit our website regularly for up-to-date information about these programs. You will see how your
gift is making a difference to children and families in need.

Make your gift go twice as far -- ask your employer about matching gifts. Click here for more information:

http://www.mercycorps.org/items/2307 /

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.292.3355 ext. 250 or at donorservices@mercycorps.org .

Thank you again for your generous gift.

Sincerely,

Dan O'Neill
President and Co-Founder


Donation Receipt

Amount: ---
Designation: Hurricane Katrina Relief


Total One-time Contribution: ---
Donation ID: ---

P.S. Another receipt for your tax-deductible gift will be mailed to you soon
within a few weeks.

P.P.S. Help Mercy Corps do more. Tell your friends, spread the word and get
involved.
http://www.mercycorps.org/mail.php



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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 01:00 AM
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153. HurricaneHousing.org from MoveOn.org
Got any extra space you can provide for hurricane surivors? MoveOn.org has a link to hurricanehousing.org to help those in need of shelter.
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ynot Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:26 AM
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154. Has Anyone heard from Michele Herman from Biloxi?
I know Michele frequently posted on DU. I do not know her user name. She worked with me. Has anyone heard from her? I know she was not at home but she remained on the coast during the storm. I only found steps where her house once was. We lost home and contents but escape safely with family and brothers. THe gov't is moving much too slow. We need gas, water and food down here. We are doing fine except for gas. Others are suffering tremendously especially in West coastal counties of Mississippi and Slidel and New Orleans. Please pray for them. If you hear from Michele, tell her john Whitfield is living with a friend, all is well and I can be reached at 229-832-3267. God bless you
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 08:54 AM
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156. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY accepting donations for New Orleans
Edited on Sat Sep-03-05 08:58 AM by Pallas180
Jimmy Carter's does a fantastic job.
Just shown on CNN

can Earl get it listed up above?

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suegeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 12:36 PM
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157. Coffee Cup software (Corpus Christi, Texas, collecting goods
http://www.coffeecup.com/hurricane /

This company is in Texas. If you click the link, it shows the geographical area where they will deliver the stuff they collect. You can order stuff online (like at Amazon) and mail it straight to their site, that way you don't have to bag it up your self and ship it.

A portion of their appeal, from the website:

Since we are located in Corpus Christi, Texas (a couple of hours south of Houston and San Antonio), we are calling upon anyone who received the email or who visits our site to send 'Comfort Goods' to our office. Comfort items will directly help the estimated 100,000 American refugees that will be entering Houston, San Antonio, and throughout Texas within the next days and weeks.

We are collecting things such as toys, personal hygiene items, and clothing for adults and children alike. 'Things that if you yourself were placed in a hotel for months would make your life easier and more pleasant'. Read our first email

Our office will collect what you send and will drive these items by cargo truck to the refugees where they are located.

Please send 'Comfort Goods' like these to our office at the address below:

* Diapers, Baby Wipes, Infant Care Items
* Personal Care Items (soap, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, hygiene items)
* Clothing (socks, underwear, shirts, shoes, pants, shirts)
* Long Distance Calling Cards, Batteries, FM Radios, Walkie-Talkies
* Toys (coloring books, crayons, puzzles, any activity toy)
* and more....
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 07:19 PM
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158. Donate to hotel stays for displaced people >
Louis Rainey is organizing for Marriott and other hotels:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Also see this thread, "What I just did to help and what you might be able to do too...." on someone who called the Hotel Acadania in Lafayette Louisiana and sponsored a family for a week.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 11:32 PM
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160. Donate school supplies to victims of Katrina (mailing address inside)
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:06 AM
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161. LINK FOR PET/ANIMAL RELATED DISASTER RELIEF
www.petfinder.com

Scroll a bit down and there are links where you can donate to help, even offer to foster, the millions of starving displaced pets in the New Orleans/Biloxi areas!
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BenTrem Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 01:49 AM
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162. When everybody does there bit ...
Thanks for the list; I'll propagate those sites.

I started out with my own list on LiveJournal almost a week ago and have kept updating and adding:
http://hfx_ben.livejournal.com/587881.html

From that I ended up SysOp/Bureaucrat on this wiki here!
http://wiki.nola-intel.org/index.php/Main_Page

regard
hfx_ben
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Khaotic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:56 AM
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169. Good Bears of the World


http://www.goodbearsoftheworld.org /

I don't know if this group will kick-in in the coming weeks of Hurricane Katrina Recovery and Relief, but there's a pretty good chance they will.




After 9/11 and the Tsunami they gave out thousands of Teddy Bears to victims ... adults and children alike.

More info:

Good Bears of the World
P.O. Box 13097
Toledo, Ohio 43613
USA
Phone and Fax (419) 531-5365
Toll Free 1-877-429-2327

This DoD article talks about the bears given to 9/11 victims.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2001/n09202001_20010...

Right now I'm sure they're staying low as it's much more important to save lives than give out stuft animals.

However, when these children begin to grasp for a glimmer of hope in their effort to recover from the shock and dismay of this event, something as simple as a little teddy bear could make a difference ... it's that little extra that lets them know people care above and beyond the basic needs.

The basic needs are VITALLY important now, but I wanted to add this to the list so everyone here at DU has it to donate to in the future.

May everyone involved find the strength within themselves and in their brothers and sisters throughout the country to get through this.

We all depend on each other.

Peace.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 11:25 AM
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170. Louisiana Nursing Home Association
My wife just talked to her mother, thanks to this site: http://www.lnha.org/katrina/default.asp

Now if we could just locate her brother & the rest of her family.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 01:38 PM
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171. Here's another one
www.voiceofthewetlands.com . 100% of all donations are being directed to victims and it is also a site to reverse the damage done to the coastal wetlands. We have seen what kind of damage can be done due to erosion of said wetlands. Please think about it. Thanks.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 01:54 PM
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172. From Headcount (Grateful Dead connected org)
Like all Americans, we at HeadCount are deeply saddened by the events of the last week and are resolved to make a positive difference in the relief efforts.

Our volunteer force of over 2,000 people is ready and able to assist with local benefit concerts being organized around the country.

We also encourage you to support the heroic relief efforts of our friends at Conscious Alliance (www.consciousalliance.org ). Conscious Alliance executive director Justin Baker has flown to Houston, TX and made arrangements with local food banks and retailers to help provide food for people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.

All donations to Conscious Alliance, which can be made directly below, will go directly toward hurricane relief efforts.

One of the basic tenets of HeadCount is a belief that our community can make a positive impact on the world at large. Now, more than ever, we need to make a difference.

Your generosity is appreciated.

This email was sent by: HeadCount
2100 M St, NW Suite 170 #136, Washington , D.C., 20037,

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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:04 PM
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174. Cries for help locating missing pets in gulf region
I received an email this morning with a list of people looking for their pets or for someone to rescue their pets. These people have lost so much and it would be a sign of hope for them to be reunited with their animals.

The list is extensive and will continue to grow every day. I don't think I should post it here, but if you are interested in networking through email, please let me know and I will forward the lists to you. my email is: astonamous@comcast.net



We now have a shipping address! Please send your donations of supplies to:

Best Friends Hurricane Relief
c/o Leigh Breland
1635 Misty Lane
Terry, MS 39170


If you are not familiar with this organization, here is their website: http://www.bestfriends.org /

Hurricane-related inquiries, including offers to donate supplies or funds or to volunteer, may be directed to: 435.644.2001 x398 or hurricane@bestfriends.org .

Weve reprinted the list of most needed supplies below.

People needs:

Toilet paper
Paper towels
Vegetarian people food that wont spoil or need refrigeration
Portable toilets and sanitizer
Insect repellent
Sun showers
Sunscreen
First aid kits for relief workers
Hand sanitizer

Pet needs

Pet Food
Animal bedding
Crates (all sizes)
Collars/leads
Veterinary supplies
Puppy and kitten formula
Canopy tents for the animals
Large cat tower/cage (for kittens)
Portable water bowls for animals
Microchip scanners

General needs

RVs, SUVs & Trucks (4x4), ATVs (loaned or donated)
Tarps
Two way radios
Generators
Rope
Duct tape
Cable ties
Fencing, both temporary and permanent
Heavy work gloves and welding gloves
Carpentry supplies
Gas cans
Gas for vehicles
Flashlights
Batteries (AA, AAA, C & D)
Water
Water tanks
Clorox bleach
Warehouse facilities near Tylertown, MS
Garbage cans
Garbage bags
Tents
Camping Gear
Towels
Blankets
Collapsible wire cages (extra large size)
Extension cords (heavy duty outdoor approved - 100 foot long)
Grooming clippers (electric)
Zip Lock bags (extra large size)

Important note: Please contact us at the number above before you buy large quantities of any of these items.

Again, thank you so very much for all offers of help. Well keep you updated on developments.

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741

aileenw@bestfriends.org
www.bestfriends.org
(435)644-3965 ext. 4165

A better world through kindness to animals.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 03:17 PM
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175. national alliance for the mentally ill
many of the left behind suffer from mental illness.
here is a link to help with their special needs

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Hurricane_Katr...
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Draill Donating Member (360 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 05:02 PM
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177. Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation thread (goes directly to LA)
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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:21 PM
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178. Buy music and donate entire sale to Katrina victims
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:05 PM
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180. If you want to send something in addition to cash, send ....
If you want to send something in addition to cash, the United Methodist Church's "UMCOR" disaster relief center in Mississippi is collecting "flood buckets" and "health buckets" for distribution along the Gulf.

The flood buckets involve people assembling a set of cleaning supplies that you can buy at dollar stores. The health buckets involve individuals assembling a set of personal hygiene items. You can then UPS then to the Mississippi center for distribution. It also is a good activity for young persons who want to help with more than just money.

The exact materials that are needed and the address are all provided at www.methodistrelief.org . They also are collecting the buckets at some other points, such in Philadelphia, Reading and Mechanicsburg PA. For example, for collection sites in eastern PA, see the news section of www.epaumc.org .
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:04 AM
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183. More help for NOLA Musicians!
http://www.preservationhall.com/2.0/apparel.php

Preservation Hall Musicians - Hurricane Relief Fund.
PO Box 9081
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 04:01 PM
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184. Food Not Bombs
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/katrina.html

Food Not Bombs Needs Help Feeding The Victims of Katrina

Food Not Bombs groups all across the southern United States are feeding families displaced by Katrina. We need clothes,cooking equipment, food, cooks and money to provide for thousands of hungry homeless people.
People all over America have been calling Food Not Bombs asking what they can do to help the people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Food Not Bombs has started organizing buses, vans and truckloads of food, kitchen equipment and clothing to the people fleeing the disaster. It's a real honor that so many people are looking to Food Not Bombs to help. So far we have busloads of material support and volunteers from Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dayton, Hartford, Tucson, and Saint Petersburg. Volunteers from the west are meeting in Houston and people from the east are meeting in Baton Rouge. The first Food Not Bombs kitchen is outside the Houston Convention Center. The Baton Rouge kitchen will be set up shortly. Please let us know if you can help.

Because this disaster may last 6 months to a year or more we intend to set up Food Not Bombs field kitchens throughout the region. Food Not Bombs is encouraging the refugees to participate in cooking, serving and collecting the food. Their participation may be one of the most therapeutic things we can provide. It is possible that as many as a million people will be homeless for the next 6 months as a result of this disaster.

In a few weeks many of these people will be considered regular members of America's homeless population. In 1989, Food Not Bombs fed the people made homeless by the earthquake and after a few weeks the working class victims were forgotten and faced the same problems as those who were homeless before the earthquake. Because this could be such a long crisis it may be better for us to teach people how to organize their own local Food Not Bombs group so they can provide long-term support.

There are some things you can do that can help us respond effectively to this disaster.


Organize a meeting this week - calling, emailing and posting flyers about the need for people to help and the day, time and location of the meeting.

At the meeting organize groups to call for food donations, another group to call for propane stoves, tanks of gas, tables and cooking equipment. Ask another group to get more volunteers.

Choose a time date and location of where your vehicles will gather to take the trip to the disaster area.

Organize a Food Not Bombs Katrina relief Concert in your town. We will need money for supplies for the next half a year but please try to organize concerts as fast as you can.

Stay in touch by emailing Katrina@foodnotbombs.net or calling 1-800-884-1136.
The Houston Kitchen can be called at 713-802-9642

Help feed the victims of Katrina, Please donate here!





A FOOD NOT BOMBS MENU
PO Box 744, Tucson, AZ 85702-0744 - U$A
1-800-884-1136
Start a Food Not Bombs group
< MAIN MENU | More FNB Websites | Flyers You Can Reprint | Food Not Bombs Handbook >
< How to Start a Food Not Bombs | Events | FNB Contact List | Home >

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:12 PM
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185. Jewish Hurricane Relief
From: The Jerusalem Post jpostoffers@jpostmail.com
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005
Subject: Jewish Hurricane Relief

The need is urgent! Hurricane Katrina has left hundreds of thousands of
people homeless, their homes, their businesses,
all of their belongings have been destroyed... washed away . . .

They need all the help we can give them,
as fast as we can possibly get it to them,
to rebuild their lives, to restore their homes, their businesses, their
communities!

The crisis is severe. We are doing everything we can to alleviate the stress
and dislocation. Join hands with Chabad Lubavitch. Show you care! Send your
generous contribution to the Jewish Hurricane Relief Fund now and let's work
together towards the rebuilding and recovery of families affected by
Hurricane Katrina.

Mail checks to:
Jewish Hurricane Relief Fund
770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213
www.JewishHurricaneRelief.com
<http://jpost.m.xtenit.com/ct.jsp?uz851531Biz1055233 > - 718-744-4000
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:11 PM
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186. HURRICANE ANIMAL RESCUE AND AID
********* **********
Very detailed link for helping HUMANS:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...


********** **********
DISPLACED NO'ers WHO LEFT PETS BEHIND: READ THIS

From http://www.nola.com/newslogs/breakingtp/index.ssf?/mtlo ...
SPCA help for animals
Friday, 9:50 p.m. (Sept 2)

There's hope for stranded pets in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans' animal control agency, has begun rescuing pets from owners houses.

Louisiana SPCA director Laura Maloney said shelter workers follow other agencies and crews through neighborhoods and rescue pets, some that are locked in houses. At the owners' request, "we break in," she said.

Owners have to call or email the operation and give their name and address and information about where the pet is confined.

The hotline number is: 1-225-578-6111. E-mail should be sent to Katrinaanimalrescue@yahoo.com .

The hotline already is in effect, Maloney said. "It's busy an awful lot. We are trying to get a bank of telephones"

********** **********
Very useful list of pet-related links and contacts
http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu

********** **********
Monetary Donations:

NOAH'S WISH: http://www.noahswish.org /
ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org /
HUMANE SOCIETY: http://www.hsus.org /
UNITED ANIMAL NATIONS: http://www.uan.org /
NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE: http://www.nsalamerica.org /
LOUISIANA VETERINARIAN MEDICAL ASSOC.: / http://lvma.org /
JENNIFER PRYOR: jennifer@richardpryor.com (she's helping to coordinate and fund rescuers, send contributions via paypal, )

A longer list of other aid groups at http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

********** **********
Status Reports on Pet Rescues:
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hurricane ...
http://www.hsus.org /
http://www.uan.org/ears /
http://www.noahswish.org/Hurricane%20Katrina.htm

********** **********
Pet Foster Care:
http://www.petshub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45002
http://www.uan.org/ears

********** **********
Supplies and other help needed:
Dallas Animal Services/214-670-6800
Noah's Wish at Slidell,LA/ http://www.noahswish.org/Hurricane%20Katrina.htm

********** **********

PLEASE ADD ADDITIONAL CONTACTS NOT LISTED ABOVE.

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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-05 08:18 AM
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201. UPDATED SEPT 9 '05: HURRICANE PET RESCUE INFORMATION
Updated Sept. 9 '05

Very detailed link for helping HUMANS:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
or see yellow box at top of Discussion Forums page.

MOST USEFUL PET RESCUE SITE:
http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu


PETS OWNERS WITH PETS LEFT BEHIND: READ THIS
From http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu
Confined Pets in Need of Rescue from Disaster Areas
Residents who left pets in their homes may call toll-free (888) 773-6489 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm or e-mail katrinalostpet@ldaf.louisiana.gov to leave information about the number of animals that need rescuing ,their species, and their confined location.

Residents are now being allowed back into certain parts of the Greater New Orleans areas. While we will do everything we can to rescue as many animals as possible, your pets will have a better chance if you can get in and rescue them yourselves. Please watch the news media for announcements of which areas residents may re-enter.

If you do rescue your pet yourself after requesting rescue through this shelter, please notify us so that we can remove your name from the waiting list.

If you need a place to leave your pets for housing and care after rescue, please bring them to us at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Campus. We will care for them until you can be permanently reunited.


LINKS FOR MONETARY DONATIONS
Most of these links also have updates on rescue efforts and instructions on how to donate supplies.
NOAH'S WISH: http://www.noahswish.org /
ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org /
HUMANE SOCIETY: http://www.hsus.org /
UNITED ANIMAL NATIONS: http://www.uan.org /
NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE: http://www.nsalamerica.org /
LOUISIANA VETERINARIAN MEDICAL ASSOC.: / http://lvma.org /



Note: Some of you may have seen a message about an urgent need for animal foster care, with instructions to contact Lynda V at 203 515 3024 (cell) or 203 227 5308 (home) or email her at Lynda@portone.com . Her email box may be full, so your email message may get bounced back. When I called her home number, there was a recording saying that they could not take information over the phone. Anyone willing to adopt or foster a pet should go to http://www.carams.org and fill out an application. Do not call carams.org -- they have their hands full right now, and need to keep their telephone lines open for emergencies.

PLEASE ADD OR UPDATE INFORMATION
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-05 12:23 AM
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206. UPDATED SEPT 11 '05: HURRICANE PET RESCUE INFORMATION
Very detailed link for helping HUMANS:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
or see yellow box at top of Discussion Forums page.

MOST USEFUL PET RESCUE SITE:
http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu

ATTENTION! RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY KATRINA
(from http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu )
If you have Pets in Need of Rescue from Disaster Areas
Residents who left pets in their homes please send an e-mail to katrinalostpet@ldaf.louisiana.gov or call toll-free (888) 773-6489 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm CDT (Saturday 8:00 am1:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm until 6 pm) to leave information about the number of animals that need rescuing, their species, and their confined location.

Residents are now being allowed back into certain parts of the Greater New Orleans areas. While we will do everything we can to rescue as many animals as possible, your pets will have a better chance if you can get in and rescue them yourselves. Please watch the news media for announcements of which areas residents may re-enter.

If you do rescue your pet yourself after requesting rescue through this shelter, please notify us so that we can remove your name from the waiting list.

If you need a place to leave your pets for housing and care after rescue, please bring them to us at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Campus. We will care for them until you can be permanently reunited.


LINKS FOR MONETARY DONATIONS
Most of these links also have updates on rescue efforts and instructions on how to donate supplies.
NOAH'S WISH: http://www.noahswish.org /
ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org /
HUMANE SOCIETY: http://www.hsus.org /
UNITED ANIMAL NATIONS: http://www.uan.org /
NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE: http://www.nsalamerica.org /
LOUISIANA VETERINARIAN MEDICAL ASSOC.: / http://lvma.org /
PET RESCUE BY JUDY: http://www.petrescuebyjudy.com
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=3
LINK FOR RESCUE/FOSTER CARE OF HORSES, PONIES, DONKEYS, MULES: http://equisearch.com/equiwire/news/july-august05/horse...


Note: Some of you may have seen a message about an urgent need for animal foster care, with instructions to contact Lynda V at 203 515 3024 (cell) or 203 227 5308 (home) or email her at Lynda@portone.com . Your email message may get bounced back if her mailbox is full. When I called her home number Sept. 9, there was a recording saying they could not take information over the phone. Anyone willing to adopt or foster a pet should go to http://www.carams.org and fill out an application. Do not call carams.org -- they have their hands full right now, and need to keep their telephone lines open for emergencies.

PLEASE ADD OR UPDATE INFORMATION

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kahleefornia Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-12-05 08:58 AM
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210. Crates needed urgently 9/12
Rescued animals are taken to a staging area in Gonzales, Louisana
(LA). The land and water animal rescue teams have rescued so many stranded animals that they have overwhelmed the staging center in Gonzales, LA. A 24 hour moratorium on bringing animals to the staging area has been enacted. In the mean
time, rescue teams will spread out and deliver food and water to areas where they know animals are still present.

ALL the shelters need both WIRE CRATES and SHIPPING CRATES. Size
LARGE is most urgently needed. Wire crates are needed for housing the animals there because it's so hot. Shipping crates are needed for transporting animals to other shelters. But the Louisana state Veterinarian has a 15-day quarantine,
and would like pets to stay in Louisana for 30 days to give their
owners an opportunity to find them. This is causing shelters to fill up, which prevents additional rescues.

If you can donate crates (ask your local pet shops to DONATE the
crates), please ship them overnight if you can (ask the shipping companies to DONATE the shipping), to one of the following addresses:

Gonzales Temporary Animal Shelter (housing over 2000 animals already)
9093 Saint Landry Road
GONZALES, LA 70737

Or this triage center:

Jefferson Feed
4421 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121

Jefferson Feed is just one triage center that receives rescued pets
before they are transported to Gonzales. They are currently receiving only sick and injured pets because the Gonzales shelter is temporarily closed. When I
called this morning, they had only about 30 animals because they were told to
stop receiving/shipping to Gonzales yesterday afternoon. But when
they are receiving/shipping, they have had as many as 300 animals per day. So they could be inundated again as soon as the moratorium is lifted on Gonzales (which she hoped would be this afternoon).

Both of these zip codes appear to be ok for shipping by UPS, according to the UPS website. Be sure to ask UPS to donate the shipping expense.


From the ASPCA website: "In Gonzales, rescued animals are
decontaminated, vet checked, microchipped, fitted with a paper collar for identification, and have a record created. Then food, water, bedding and other comforts are provided and housing is found. There are now well over 1,000 animals being held
in Gonzales. With an EXPECTED INCREASE TO MANY THOUSANDS IN THE NEXT WEEK, keeping all these animals at one site may prove to be too enormous an undertaking -- especially at this bare-bones site."

So please, if you can donate crates, do so TODAY!! If you can't
donate a crate, call your local pet stores and ask if they will donate crates and ship them directly. Give them the shipping addresses. LARGE crates needed most. Wire and Vari-kennel type.

Your kids can raise enough money at a lemonaid stand in one afternoon to buy at least one crate - ask for Katrina Pets donations - if people know the
money is going to help Katrina victims, they'll pay $5 $10 $20 for a cup of lemonaid.

Please help. Every little bit helps. Thank you.
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 11:57 AM
Response to Reply #186
215. UPDATED SEPT 16 '05: HURRICANE PET RESCUE INFORMATION
Updated Sept. 16 '05

Very detailed link for helping HUMANS:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

MOST USEFUL PET RESCUE SITE:
http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu

ATTENTION! RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY KATRINA
PLEASE GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND REGISTER YOUR RESCUE REQUEST:
http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency /
To request an equine rescue, or report a found horse, please call the the State Veterinarians office at 888-773-6489. Please be prepared to give as detailed description of the situation as possible to aid in our ability to facilitate rescue. (from http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu )

IF YOU WANT TO FOSTER A PET, VOLUNTEER, OR REPORT A FOUND PET IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA
http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency /

LINKS FOR MONETARY DONATIONS
Most of these links also have updates on rescue efforts and instructions on how to donate supplies.
NOAH'S WISH: http://www.noahswish.org /
ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org /
HUMANE SOCIETY: http://www.hsus.org /
UNITED ANIMAL NATIONS: http://www.uan.org /
NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE: http://www.nsalamerica.org /
LOUISIANA VETERINARIAN MEDICAL ASSOC.: http://lvma.org /
PET RESCUE BY JUDY: http://www.petrescuebyjudy.com
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=3
LINK FOR RESCUE/FOSTER CARE OF HORSES, PONIES, DONKEYS, MULES: http://equisearch.com/equiwire/news/july-august05/horse...


PLEASE ADD OR UPDATE INFORMATION

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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:13 PM
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187. Shelter in URGENT need of supplies -- Veterans For Peace -- Covington, LA
Repost of anarchy1999 thread
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Two reports from Vets for Peace Camp in Covington. Want to help? URGENT!!


Here's how! We can keep the momentum up and this is an amazing way to get to help. Permission was granted for phone and e'mails before posting here.

Greetings All!
I just spoke with Dennis Kyne in Covington, LA. Our VFP Peace Tour group kept a shelter going and is working now hand-in-hand with Natl'l Guardsmen just in to town. They're continuing to cook and distribute meals - the propane kitchen on the bus has been the only working equipment in the community. They're continuing to assist with first aide & medical triage. Their generator has been the only operating system. Their satellite link has been one of the only reliable means of communications in the area.
They are no longer able to purchase any of the following in Baton Rouge or communities within reach of the Big Easy and need them desperately:

- baby formula, pre-mixed
- baby diapers
- dehydrated milk
- dehydrated eggs
- dehydrated potatoes
- feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads)
- ensure drink

We are sending a van tomorrow. We need the above items for that trip. Because of weight, we will only take part of the water collected, as diapers and other goods for this first trip weigh far less and the need for them is acute.
Vans are needed!
The VFP guys needs vans and pick-ups to distribute food and for search and rescue work. Vehicles donated to Veterans for Peace will be used for this purpose. Because they will be put to use and NOT RESOLD, donors can get full high-book value for their vehicles as a tax write-off. CALL ME (Dan) IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF A VEHICLE THAT CAN BE DONATED. Our first was donated this morning. THANKS TO SAM COLEMAN OF HUNTINGTON BEACH!!!!
I have spoken with Denise Reincke, Board Member for the Anaheim Union High School District. She has gotten approval for the AUHSD to run an ASB drive next week for dry-goods, etc. GOD BLESS ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT & DR. FARLEY, THE NEW SUPT'D. Kids from 22 schools can collect a lot of diapers, et al! Veterans for Peace will ensure that those goods are delivered to Covington as a staging center for distribution!
We're looking for a staging point in a business or school site in central Orange County as I write. We will have multiple drop-off points within 24-hours, so thank you for your patience in holding goods until we announce where that will be. I've got a call into Dr. Farber to see if a school site can be used, but in the meantime, need locations.
We need volunteers to help man phones and coordinate all of this. If you can donate some high-energy and committed time to helping manage this, call.
We continue to need cash contributions. Call and we will make arrangements to receive your cash donation. Checks should be made out to Veterans for Peace and are deductible. Proceeds will be used SOLELY for transportation of goods to LA and for purchase of needed items. We will send collected goods down this week and early next, then transition remaining funds for use by our chapters in the mid-west and deep south to get goods more locally to the area. Our goal is to facilitate the distribution of at least two semi-loads per week into Covington through Veterans for Peace through the month of September. Since transportation costs are high, goods will be purchased more locally through the other chapters in the south and mid-west once the initial flurry out of So Cal is handled. It is more economical in the immediate to just get the stuff there. After a week, we'll continue to raise cash for other chapters, and the guys on the ground themselves in Louisiana to buy directly what is needed, eliminating transportation costs as soon as practical.
We're looking for truckers, we're looking for trucks, and we're looking for the money to get them there and back. We may have had a semi-truck donated, but will need help in making it operational , either as a donation to a trucking line following the need for it, and for it/them/him or her to operate it appropriately in the mean time.
We need Veterans and others who are willing to travel down on one of the deliveries and help out the folks in place there now. Alex Madrigal, VFPer from OC will take the first van tomorrow. Mark Ruter, another VFPer will leave Wednesday in his own van, and return after a week. They need relief drivers, travel companions and can bring at least one soul back in a week.
Our New Orleans chapter President is working triage at LSU and can use help, as can the Peace Bus VFP group on the ground in Covington. IF YOU ARE A FORMER MEDIC OR CORPSMAN, OR ARE A NURSE OR OTHER TRAINED PERSON, WE NEED YOU!!! Others with the willingness to pitch in are needed. Call me & we'll coordinate getting you in place and your skills in service helping people.
If anyone has or knows of portable water distillation stills we will truck them down as well.
We will also be looking for computer communications equipment to augment what is on the bus. If you've expertise in that arena, call and we'll coordinate with you to get those items in place. The existing equipment is now being used by Red Cross and others to help residents communicate with families, etc. outside of the area and more depth is required desperately!
THANKS FOR OPENING YOUR HEARTS, YOUR POCKET BOOKS AND YOUR COMMITMENT!!!
WE ARE SAVING LIVES AND GETTING DONE
WHAT SOME OTHERS SEEM TO JUST TALK ABOUT!!!
More later!!!!

Waging Peace!

Dan Kelly
Veterans for Peace, Orange County
23701 Via Navarra
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-3604
(714) 482-5573 Cell
ADD ANY ITEMS LISTED BELOW FOR TOMORROWS TRIP ... CALL.
(949) 830-3604 & we'll arrange pick-up or directions to our home. For those
of you outside of OC, FYI only, obviously, but residents of Orange County,
call.
Dan



----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Clark" <dclark@antiwar.com >
To: <VFP-GA@yahoogroups.com >; <ga-mfso@yahoogroups.com >;
<georgiapeacecoalition@yahoogroups.com >;
<vfp-chaptercontacts@yahoogroups.com >
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 10:05 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: Support VFP Camp Casey in Covington,
LA
>
> Subject: Re: Support VFP Camp Casey in Covington, LA>
>
> Daryl and I arrived in Covington on Sunday evening. We
> are stationed at the Pineview Middle school and are
> working with both the Red Cross and Veterans for
> Peace, who are parked in the parking lot, offering
> support.
>
> There is still a need for volunteers here. People are
> still being bussed out of NO and are in shock and many
> need medical care, which is not available. The
> hospital is only taking patients on life support.
> There is special needs shelter but they will only take
> people who need electiric medical supplies. they are
> many sick people here.
>
> We have been working nonstop providing care to
> evacuees with dementia, brain injury, premature labor,
> autism, cystic fibrosis, incontinence, congestive
> heart failure. This is all taking place on the floor
> of a school cafeteria w/ almost no medical supplies.
> sanitation is marginal, to put it politely.
>
> Red Cross is very disorganized and the volunteers are
> working hard on the ground but command has not
> adequately supplied the communities. Survivors and
> family are not being cataloged by the RC because in
> times of "disaster" per RC policy.
>
> At this point we are planning to be back in austin on
> thursday. Today Vets for Peace is taking their school
> bus (Daryl will be on it) into downtown NO to bring in
> suppplies and bring out about 30 people.
>
> If you feel the urge to come to Covington, they do
> need you and are working well with the Red Cross
> volunteers here.
> However, only come if you are prepared to do the
> dirty, unglamorous work. I mean really UNGLAMOROUS.
>
> Things we need;
> new
> flat sheets pillows
> air mattresses, cots, wash cloths, towels, blankets
>
> pump hand sanitizer (hospital grade, if possible)
> vinyl exam gloves
> zinc oxide ointment
> chucks- flat disposable absorbant pads
> pump hand soap
> laundry detergent
> water
> gatorade
> pedialyte
> children's books and toys
>
>
> Please DO NOT send;
> dirty, old or winter used clothing, high heeled shoes,
> paperback books.
>
> THINK about what you send. Does a person in 96 degree
> heat and survival mode need it?
>
> We have a constant need for ice so if you can think of
> a way to get a truck load of it here, do so.
>
> Again, military and Red Cross, are here but not
> adequate. This needs to be a citizen effort.
>
> I have limited net and phone access, so don't be
> concerned if I don't replyl.
>
> Maia
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 01:18 AM
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190. katrinalodging.net
I just ran across this while browsing...don't really know anything about the organization myself...but it looked like a good idea and maybe it can help evacuees in need of housing. Since I don't know anything about it, if you are thinking of using it, it might be a good idea to check it out a bit first...

The site is apparently put up by a military organization, YourMilitary.com, and also has listings for evacuees trying to locate loved ones and job offers for survivors too.

http://www.katrinalodging.net/
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Caro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 05:35 AM
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191. 
Symphony orchestras across the nation are adopting Louisiana classical musicians, bringing them to the town where the symphony is located, and giving them jobs so that they can support themselves and their families for the eight months to a year it will take to get back to their jobs in Louisiana. The website doing the matching is the Adaptistration blog of Drew McManus.
http://www.artsjournal.com/adaptistration/archives/2005...

The thought struck me that other professions could do something similarteachers unions could work with teachers, law firms could give lawyers temporary jobs, accounting firms could give jobs to accountants, and so on. EVERY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF ANY KIND COULD HELP.

To help those who dont have a profession, churches could adopt families, which I understand they are in the process of doing, though I dont have any examples at the moment. Unions could adopt families, as well.

I hope you will find a way to publicize these efforts and pass the ideas on to as many people as possible.

Carolyn Kay
MakeThemAccountable.com
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 09:46 AM
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192. NAACP.org Disaster Relief Fund
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preciousdove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 11:16 AM
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193. Hurricane news for individual counties & cities in Louisiana, Mississippi
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 07:14 PM
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194. Katrina Disaster Relief Information for People with Disabilities
Includes postings from people who have accessible housing available and agency and assistance links.

http://www.katrinadisability.info/
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 12:20 AM
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195. Habitat for Humanity has a Katrina response effort,
although they are not a relief organization, per se. They are planning on helping the homeowners who received housing through their programs rebuild.

Read more about it here:
http://www.habitat.org/disaster/2005/katrina/default.as...

I also heard the president of the organization speak on Larry King, and he discussed the idea of a "House in a Box" that could be built modularly in one place, and then shipped to another (such as NO).

They are a great organization.
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-05 01:43 PM
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196. Donate Backpacks With School Supplies for Displaced School Kids
http://backpack.random-assortment.com /

Operation Backpack was featured on NPR this morning. It is a group of volunteers who are encouraging people to provide backpacks full of school supplies for children who were displaced by Katrina. They are recommending that the backpacks be mailed to school districts in the cities where many of the refugees have relocated, such as Houston. They also are collecting the backpacks at sites in the D.C. metropolitan area for shipping to the Gulf.

They stressed that the backpacks are not only important for school supplies, but also to give the kids a way to carry around their few remaining possessions.
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-05 09:04 AM
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198. Specific Needs Listed for Specific Shelters
The following site lists specific items that are needed in specific shelters.

http://wheretosenddonationsforkatrina.blogspot.com/
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-05 05:28 PM
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199. LA State Library is DESPERATE for PCs/printers
This was sent to a librarian list, please pass on to trusted sources:

SPECIAL NOTICE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

LOUISIANA STATE LIBRARY ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR COMPUTERS, PRINTERS
The State library of Louisiana has sent out this call for computer
equipment. If you are interested and able to send computers, here is
the request from the Louisiana State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton.

"To all-we are in desperate need of computers/printers. We are being
inundated with evacuees needing to file FEMA applications,
unemployment, search for loved ones, etc. and are coming into our
public libraries to use the computers. Our libraries have greatly
extended their hours to accommodate the people but they need
additional computers and printers. If you can please put the word out
that if anyone wants to help immediately, this is our greatest need."

Equipment Specs:
* Pentium 3
* Windows 2000, prefer XP
* Laser printers if you can still get toner for them

Send equipment to:
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, La. 70802-5232

If you are able to assist them, please let Rebecca know via email at
rhamilton@crt.state.la.us to help her know what to expect.
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Please kick this--most public libraries are hand to mouth as it is and unable to help. This is absolutely critical. Thanks.

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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-05 01:39 AM
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208. another computer request -- Louisiana NAACP (laptops)
This is copied from the thread posted on Sept 7th by Tandalayo_Scheisskopf

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


"From John Aravosis at Americablog:

Please donate old laptop computers to the hurricane relief effort (seriously)
by John in DC - 9/07/2005 01:15:00 PM

Bob Brigham of Swing State Project and Macon Phillips of Blue State Digital are down in the hurricane region now, helping with relief efforts, and documenting the tragedy for the Web.

I just spoke to Bob, who is an old friend, and he and Macon, along with the local NAACP, have come up with a brilliant idea. They're using old donated laptops to set up centers around the area where people can check in to add their names to lists if they're looking for lost relatives, or were themselves lost, etc. Brilliant idea. But they need more laptops, at least 40 (but Bob said they can scale up to a couple hundred if they receive them).

So, if you have an old laptop computer that is Internet ready (meaning, it's a laptop that can accept a phone cord, has an ethernet card or a PC card for Internet purposes), please consider donating it asap. The donation IS tax-deductible, and if you include your name, address, and the value of the laptop, they can mail you a receipt for tax purposes.

Also note, they can also use desktop computers, and Macs are fine too - but please FEDEX the shipment so they can get moving fast.

Again, I know Bob, this is for real, he's running it - no scam here folks, I personally vouch that this is for real.

You can FedEx your old laptop to:

Louisiana NAACP
1755 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

And again, include your name and address and the value of the laptop if you'd like a receipt for tax purposes. Feel free to spread the message, this is very cool."
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:35 PM
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224. Sept 28th -- Mississippi Library Commission -- needs Internet PCs
http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/hurricanekatrinanews/ka...

Libraries along the Mississippi Gulf Coast destroyed and severely damaged, as well as libraries serving evacuees elsewhere in the state, are in need of PCs to meet the emergency demand for Internet access to FEMA and other disaster recovery resources.

Mississippi libraries and the people they are seeking to serve will benefit from ready-to-use PC units with the following specifications:

Complete unit, including base, monitor, mouse, keyboard, cables, and operating system and browser software installed
Recently manufacturedno more than three years old
Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP operating system
Intel Pentium III or better microprocessor
256MB minimum RAM; 512MB preferred
Internet ready with updated browsers
FEMA form capable (Java scripting)
SirsiDynix customers or other libraries able to donate PCs and cover shipping costs may contact Treasure Stover of the Mississippi Library Commission to facilitate the matching of donors to Mississippi libraries in need of additional computers.
***see link for MLC contact address
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-05 05:00 AM
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200. Help with school uniforms for displaced students
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sandboxface Donating Member (337 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-05 01:47 PM
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202. Personal Stories Forums and Wiki Now Available
Hi everybody,

I have set up a general information hub for Hurricane Katrina related information, resources, and relief coordination. It it at

http://katrinahelp.info

There you will find a message forum where I invite you all to post your own personal experiences and stories related to Hurricane Katrina. I have also made a special page on the Wiki for the same purpose for those that would like to refine and edit their stories over time. We also have links to media, news, warnings, and aid information. I look forward to your visit. Cheers

Rudi Cilibrasi
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-05 07:59 PM
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203. Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
http://www.katrina.louisiana.gov/donate.htm

I think I trust the state to deliver the needs of the people the best. I hope the money gets to those in needs.
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brindis_desala Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 11:15 AM
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204. please donate to Episcopal Relief and Development
They have been on the ground from BEFORE the hurricane
and work year round with local residents.
http://www.er-d.org /


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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-05 05:52 PM
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205. MoveOn.org has"hurricane housing" site
Edited on Sat Sep-10-05 06:05 PM by Wordie
It is for people offering housing, and people in need of it:

http://www.hurricanehousing.org/
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subutane Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-05 01:02 AM
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207. Veterans For Peace Needs Democratic Underground
Edited on Sun Sep-11-05 01:03 AM by subutane
Hi everyone, Brendan from Political Switchboard again. I'm running the VFPRoadTrips Forums and we are going to have a very busy few weeks.

Since many of you turned out at Camp Casey I thought some of you would like to help with Camp Casey in Covington LA. Or as they are calling it now Camp Casey III.

The VFP Crew lead by Dennis Kyne ( http://denniskyne.com / ) is on scene exhausted but still moving because people are still dying.

We need:

IT people to help with the forums and connecting people.
Donations in the form of ready to go Family Packs, more information in the forums ( http://vfproadtrips.org/katrina / ) and we need strong people willing to work hard and confront obstacles. This is NOT a protest, it is a rescue and relief mission.

Maps are on the home page ( http://vfproadtrips.org )

Buddy Spell sends his best to everyone here. Smudge is home safe and sound. There is an ebay auction up for a small painting of him. Check ( http://MichaelMoore.com ) for more on that.

Oh and FoodNotBombs ( http://foodnotbombs.net / ) just showed up as well I heard.

Peace
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-05 12:35 PM
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209. The Onion will match your donation to the Red Cross up to $100,000.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-12-05 12:52 PM
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211. National Congress of American Indians (call for HELP!)
We need not forget our Native peoples. Many lived in Louisiana/Mississippi, and other areas stricken by Katrina.

Here is a call for the Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) for help.

***************************

Dear Friends and Family,

I work as the Director of Development for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). NCAI the oldest and largest Indian organization in the U.S. and we represent more than half of the country's American Indian tribes.

Immediately after we received word of the disaster left by Hurricane
Katrina, NCAI created a fund to help the Indian tribes in Louisianna,
Mississippi and Alabama who were affected. Let me tell you that American Indian tribes are consistently overlooked and always the last to receive any assistance, if any. On Friday, we talked with a representative from one Indian tribe who said the homes and land of every tribal member in their community was completely demolished, it was very sad.

The money from the NCAI Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund will go directly back to those tribes affected so that they may rebuild their communities. If you or your family is interested please make a donation, the information is
below.

May you always walk in beauty and may the creator bless you.

Sincerely
Mellor C. Willie
Director of Development
National Congress of American Indians

NCAI Hurricane Relief Fund:
National Congress of American Indians
1301 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-7767 (phone)
(202) 466-7797 (fax)
ncai@ncai.org
http://www.ncai.org
Write "Hurricane Relief" on check. Donations will go to
the tribes in Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama.

United Houma Nation
Hurricane Relief Fund
20986 Hwy 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Tribal Office Phone Number
985-475-6640
http://www.unitedhoumanation.org /

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
http://www.choctaw.org

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
http://www.tunica.org

Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Working website or contact info?

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
http://www.jenachoctaw.org

Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha Tribe
http://www.chitimacha.com

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
http://www.coushattatribela.org

*****************

Let us not forget our Indian brothers and sisters!

Oye Mitakuye Oyasin! (We are all related (Sioux language))
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 01:34 PM
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212. Here's a good one: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
http://www.braf.org

I heard about them from an interview with the station manager of WWOZ, New Orleans' community radio, currently "in exile". WWOZ themselves might just be a worthy cause:

http://www.wwoz.org

Unfortunately, I can't trust the Red Cross anymore.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 08:58 AM
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213. More aid resources
September 08, 2005

How you can help LGBT victims of Katrina

As a massive relief effort gets under way in response to the overwhelming devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, many gays and lesbians are asking how they can help. In most cases monetary donations are the best way to show support, but if you happen to live near the affected areas and were untouched by the devastation, you may also want to consider volunteering your time or opening up your home to displaced victims. Here are some gay organizations that are currently coordinating relief efforts:

The Metropolitan Community Church has set up a Katrina Relief Center at www.mccchurch.org/katrina/index.html. For more information contact Connie Gilpin at MCC of the Living Spring at region2communications@mccchurch.org . Or contact the Reverend Kurt Krieger at (816) 931-0750; (816) 210-5443; or region2kurt@yahoo.com .

The gay-focused Rainbow World Fund has partnered with America's Second Harvest in its Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign. Donations to the fund will go to provide meals and groceries, transport food to survivors, and secure additional warehouse space to assist food banks in resuming and maintaining operations. Donate at www.rainbowfund.org/donate

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition has formed a Hurricane Katrina LGBT Relief Fund to ensure that LGBT youth and families receive the critical support they need to regain stability in their lives. The group has partnered with Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, The Family Pride Coalition, The Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization, National Black Justice Coalition, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, among others. Contributions can be made at www.nyacyouth.org .

Pride Houston has partnered with the New Orleans Mayor's Office to raise money for gay and lesbian victims in the greater New Orleans area. For more information visit www.pridehouston.org .

The Houston GLBT Community Center has established a center to center fund to benefit the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans. Call (713) 524-3818, or go to www.houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org .

The gay rights group Garden State Equality has arranged to accept donations for the pro-gay Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge to benefit victims of the hurricane. Call Steven Goldstein at (917) 449-8918. Checks can also be sent directly to the Reverend Steve J. Crump, 8470 Goodwind Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

RainbowRelief.org is coordinating efforts to house GLBT victims of the hurricane. The group does not accept donations, only offers to provide housing. Anyone who is in need of housing or wishes to provide it should go to the Web site or call Brandon Burch at (913) 515-0317.

The Center for Artistic Revolution in Arkansas is currently working to help LGBT Katrina refugees in Arkansas. They have created a resource base of LGBT Arkansans and allies who are willing to offer housing and other help. They can be reached at 501-603-2138 or ArtchangesU@yahoo.com or through www.artisticrevolution.com .

The Arizona Human Rights Fund and Foundation is coordinating efforts to house gay victims of the hurricane in Arizona. Call (602) 650-0900, e-mail info@ahrf.org . or visit www.ahrf.org .

If your organization is coordinating relief efforts in the aftermath of the hurricane, please contact the editors of The Advocate at news@advocate.com, and we will include you in future postings on Advocate.com.

More:
http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid20391.asp



Also:

Gay groups expand help for Katrina victims
Larry Buhl, PlanetOut Network
published Tuesday, September 6, 2005

More than a week after a hurricane set off a cascade of destruction and misery in New Orleans and parts of the Gulf coast, the gay community continues to coalesce in offering money, support and information to LGBT survivors.

Ellen DeGeneres and the Rainbow World Fund are now joined by the Hurricane Katrina LGBT Relief Fund, which is a combined effort from more than a dozen LGBT groups, including Equality Federation, Family Pride Coalition and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Spearheaded by the National Youth Advocacy Association (NYAC), the Hurricane Katrina LGBT Relief Fund was set up on Tuesday to "ensure that LGBT youth and families, among the most vulnerable members of our community, receive the critical support they need to regain stability in their lives," said Craig Bowman, Executive Director of NYAC.

The fund will provide clothing, food, water and financial assistance to members of the LGBT community affected by the hurricane. Bowman told the PlanetOut Networks his organization is earmarking funds to LGBT people directly, to "keep them from falling through the cracks."

He added that the group is creating a mechanism to match people in need with specific community resources. Donations can be sent online.

Another fund is more local in focus, and not only provides money but also offers a clearinghouse of information to those displaced by the disaster. The Pride Houston Hurricane Relief Fund, at pridehouston.org, was launched by the Montrose Counseling Center along with Pride Houston and Larry Bagneris, executive director of the New Orleans Human Relations Commission.


More:
http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2005/09/06/2

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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:18 PM
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214. Doubt about Contributions
I hope I'm not the only one to doubt where my contributions are actually going. Some of the best known relief agencies send only 50% of donations to the actual victims. Even the best relief organizations have a substantial overhead. Could there be a way where donors could be matched directly with victims? It could be organized by priority, where people that were "greater" victims received more donors.
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skinfusionz Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-05 06:12 PM
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216. Not sure if this would be a place to post this
Anyway, I've come up with a project to help in the only way I really know how. I've decided to collect 500 computers to give to families and individuals affected by the hurricane after they begin to rebuild. If you are interested in helping, please visit the site I've set up http://computersforkatrina.com This is currently a SW Ohio project only, but if it generates enough interest I will expand to include other regions.

I've never set anything charitable up before, so I'm not sure yet what steps I need to take to legally accept donations, but I'll be looking into it over the next several days.

If you have some free time, and are computer savvy in the SW Ohio area, feel free to drop me a line.

Again, sorry if I am posting this in the wrong area, but I am a first time poster, but a long time reader.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-05 09:04 PM
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218. How to Help the Animals Devastated by Hurricane Katrina
http://www.hua.org/Hurricane.html

The First Animals Arrive at HUA from New Orleans
http://www.hua.org/Hurricanedogs.html


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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 10:19 AM
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219. Exhaustive list of community based relief efforts.people of color, GLBT
and others.I am familiar with some of these from the time that I spent in the Houston area.

mom cat

Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led
Hurricane Katrina Relief

http://katrina.mayfirst.org /

updated: Mon. Sept. 13, 2005, 3:30pm ... this list is growing as communities regroup -- please keep checking back!


Where to donate to organizations who are:

Organizing at the grassroots level in New Orleans, Biloxi, Houston and other affected areas
Providing immediate disaster relief to poor people and people of color
Directed by, or accountable to, poor people and people of color
Fostering the democratic inclusion of poor people and people of color in the rebuilding process.

More info:
Why it's important to support local, grassroots relief efforts.
Reasons to give to local groups instead of just to the Red Cross.
A note about Katrina-related fraud.
Info about this list & how to add a listing.



WHAT THEY'RE DOING NAME BLURB HOW TO HELP
Local relief efforts Common Ground Common Ground is a community-run organization offering temporary assistance and mutual aid to the citizens of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Common Ground's team includes doctors, lawyers, aid workers, community organizers, and volunteers of all stripes and creeds. Medics and doctors needed for the free clinic in Algiers. Basic supplies and monetay donations also needed. Please see the website for more info on how you can help.

Local relief efforts Rebuild Green There will be a struggle over how to rebuild our devastated city. There will be powerful corporate and government forces trying to control the rebuilding without popular participation. And there will be community-based organizations struggling to ensure that social justice and environmental sustainability take a prominent place on the rebuilding agenda. Help us make sure our community needs for livable, sustainable neighborhoods take precedence over corporate greed. The most immediate need is funding. You can contribute by making on-line donations (through our non-profit sponsor Global Exchange) or sending checks to GLOBAL EXCHANGE/REBUILD GREEN, Global Exchange - Katrina Assistance, 2017 Mission St. #303, San Francisco, CA 94110. Global Exchange is a 501c3 organization, and your donations are fully tax-deductible. You can contact us at 415-310-9783.

Community led relief effort (S.O.S.) Saving Our Selves Efforts focused on poor and black communities in the gulf coast by providing food, water, clothing and shelter( long-term and short- term). Currently our efforts are completely led, organized, financed and supported by grassroots organizers and people from our community. Contact LaTosha Brown, S.O.S. Lead Coordinator, at 404-664-7588, 404-879-9944 or at brown1133 at bellsouth.net

Direct services to evacuees The Montrose Clinic They are providing rapid HIV testing to quickly determine eligibility for programs, as well as providing housing and other essential services, particularly for the LGBT population facing harassment in the shelters. Donations can be sent to Montrose Clinic, Attn. Sonna Alton, P.O. Box 66308, Houston, TX 77266. You can also donate on line to the Montrose Clinic at their website

multi-racial association of member-run, member-based organizations Southern Empowerment Project SEP stands with the oppressed challenging racism and social injustice. SEP recruits and trains community leaders to become organizers to assist organizations in the South and Appalachia to solve community problems. They have an awesome website with lots of information on local groups. They are encouraging donations to their many member-based organizations, but I.m sure they could use some support of their own efforts. Checks can be sent to: Southern Empowerment Project, 343 Ellis Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee 37804

Local groups needing help Moore Community House/Mississippi Low Income Childcare Coalition Located in the heart of the east Biloxi peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Biloxi Bay, Moore Community House was also home to the Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative and the Gulf Coast Child Care Resource and Referral Agency. Moore Community House.s neighborhood is made up of poor and low-income families who will need assistance as they begin to put their lives back together Donations can be sent to: Moore Community House, c/o Children.s Defense Fund, P.O. Box 11437, Jackson, MS 39236-1437

Feeding the people left homeless by katrina Food not Bombs Food Not Bombs is working with local efforts to feed people in and around New Orleans and other areas forgotten by FEMA and the Red Cross. We plan to help out for the next 6 months to a year. The Houston Kitchen can be called at 713-802-9642 The Baton Rouge Kitchen can be called at 713-802-9642

Will house, feed, and provide emotional, logistical and practical support to more than 100 displaced young leaders, their families and others fleeing New Orleans 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement (21C) 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement is an organization that carries on the legacy of the civil rights movement in modern-day Selma, AL. Their mission is to inspire, assist, organize and develop, young people of all ages, in and out of school, to be skilled community focused leaders, resiliently and creatively empowering themselves and their communities to affect positive change. This organization was already strained financially before Katrina. Now, the need for support from a larger community of donors is imminent, as they seek to raise approximately $50,000 to enable their relief efforts. Thats why we are committing to support them, and thats why YES! has established a special 21C Katrina Relief Fund to help our brothers and sisters in the South to survive, organize, and come together through this time.

Case Management Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. We work directly with victims to make sure they understand what they are getting how to keep it and provide counseling. Baitul Salaam Network, Inc.
PO Box 11041
404-366-6610
email: haleem1@aol.com
Hadayai Majeed, Administrator

Funding and training for developmentally disabled people PHP Charities We are the charitable funding arm of Progressive Healthcare Providers, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization that serves the developmentally disabled in 3 southeastern states. Our homes in New Orleans have been severely impacted by the flooding with 20 of our 26 homes there underwater. All of our people in New Orleans had been evacuated to Baton Rouge before the storm but just about everyone has lost virtually all of their clothes and personal possessions. It will be months before their lives will even begin returning to normal but they need help now. If you want to help, please make a contribution by check made payable to "PHP Charities" and send it as soon as possible. Checks should be mailed to: PHP Charities, 325 Elmira Place, NE Atlanta, GA 30307. The phone number is (404) 525-7301.

Funding and support for local community organizations The Southern Partners Fund (SPF) Established the SPF Justice Fund for Katrina Relief and Renewal, aimed at providing short term relief, mid-term assistance, and long term support for community renewal. A major part of the fund's strategy will be to provide baseline support to grassroots community organizations located in affected areas of LA and MS to enable them to regain operational capacity, believing they are most qualified to address the needs of their communities. CONTACT: Joan Garner
1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta GA 30310
404-758-1983 x 24
joan@spfund.org

Providing shelter and assistance Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church See their site for details on what services they are offering. Call Deacon Hulon Lester, 713-503-6204, Deaconness Charlotte Bryan, 713-826-1056, to volunteer

Collecting Donations The Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore The Shrines of the Black Madonna of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church (PAOCC) has opened its doors to many of our displaced brothers and sisters. Through Operation Safe Harbor, the PAOCC and the Founders Vision Community Development Corporation are providing housing, meals, social service direction and ministerial counseling to our guests.

Because most of these displaced individuals and their families have come with little more than the clothes on their backs, their need far exceeds our capacity to provide them with all the assistance required. Providing meals alone costs roughly $1,500 per day ($10 per person/150 persons). Thus, our church is asking you or your organization/church/community center to assist as able. Donations of money, clothing, food, hygiene and medical supplies can be dropped off at the following PAOCC sites:

Shrine of the Black Madonna #10
Cultural Center and Bookstore
5309 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Houston, TX 77021
Phone: 713-645-1071


Sunday: 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday-Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Please go to their site for more locations and details on specific needs.

Local grassroots relief, rebuilding, and networking Community Labor United (CLU), a coalition of the progressive organizations throughout New Orleans, has brought community members together for eight years to discuss socio-economic issues. We have been communicating with people from The Quality Education as a Civil Right Campaign, the Algebra Project, the Young People.s Project and the Louisiana Research Institute for Community Empowerment. We are calling for all New Orleanians remaining in the city to be evacuated immediately.
We are calling for information about where every evacuee was taken. We are calling for black and progressive leadership to come together to meet in Baton Rouge to initiate the formation of a Community Oversight Committee of evacuees from all the sites. This committee will demand to oversee FEMA, the Red Cross and other organizations collecting resources on behalf of our people.
We are calling for volunteers to enter the shelters where our people are and to assist parents with housing, food, water, health care and access to aid.
We are calling for teachers and educators to carve out some time to come to evacuation sites and teach our children." We are calling for city schools and universities near evacuation sites to open their doors for our children to go to school.
We are calling for health care workers and mental health workers to come to evacuation sites to volunteer.
We are calling for lawyers to investigate the wrongful death of those who died, to protect the land of the displaced, to investigate whether the levies broke due to natural and other related matters.
We are calling for evacuees from our community to actively participate in the rebuilding of New Orleans.
We are calling for the addresses of all the relevant list serves and press contacts to send our information.
We are in the process of setting up a central command post in Jackson, MS, where we will have phone lines, fax, email and a web page to centralize information. We will need volunteers to staff this office.

We have set up a People's Hurricane Fund that will be directed and administered by New Orleanian evacuees. Donations can be MADE OUT TO VANGUARD PUBLIC FOUNDATION AND EARMARKED FOR:

The People's Hurricane Fund
c/o Vanguard Public Foundation
383 Rhode Island St., #301
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you have comments of how to proceed or need more information, please email them to Curtis Muhammad (muhammadcurtis@bellsouth.net ) and Becky Belcore (bbelcore@hotmail.com ).

Direct assistance to families with disabilities Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
5 Old River Place, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 969-0601 (V/TTY) 800-721-7255
(601) 709-0250
www.mscoaliton.com The Coalition has been identifying families who have members with disabilities and chronic health issues. We have found 11 families home in the last two days. We have driven these family member to see the homes and work with them on transportation issues. We also are helping to file Property and medical insurance, if applicable. Filing of FEMA,food stamp, Medicaid, welfare and any benefits that they are qualified for.

We have provided or referred individuals for counseling, prescription refills, house hold items and assistive technology. For information on the Coalition, check our web-site and our friends:
nlambright@msaclu.org - Ms Lambright, President Mississippi ACLU
Bob@latkids.org - LIFE Share- Bob Chrisler
hn0137@earthlink.net - Rims Barber, MS Human Services Coalition
donna.gunn@catholiccharitie - Sister Donna
pposey8803@aol.com - Presley Posey, Chairperson Statewide Independent Living Council
namimiss1@aol.com - Teri Brister, NAMI Regional Consultant
dmiller@mscenterforjustice.org - David Miller, Attorney MS Center for Justice
jamescdickson@earthlink.net - James Dickson, American Association for People with Disabilities, Washington, D.C.
pam@mstla.com - Pam Johnson, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
pdenker@familiesusa.org - Peggy Decker, Families USA, Washington, D.C.

Local relief fund Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights The Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights is a worker advocacy organization that sees as its mission, providing organizing support, legal representation and training for low-wage, non-union workers in the state of Mississippi. Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina Victims
This is a separate fund which will be used only for the purpose of providing relief to hurricane victims. Checks should be made payable to:

Southern Relief Fund
c/o Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights
PO Box 1223
Greenville, MS 38702-1223

For more information, call the Center at 662-334-1122 or 888-949-9754.

POC-led organizing that includes direct support and communication with prisoners and family members in New Orleans Critical Resistance Critical Resistance is a national organization working to end the reliance on prisons and policing. We have three offices -- one of which was in New Orleans. Our Southern Regional office -- now destroyed -- in New Orleans' Mid City neighborhood became Critical Resistance's hub for the entire South, along with a center for organizing around imprisonment and police brutality in New Orleans itself. Critical Resistance members are working on a coordinated response that includes direct support and communication with prisoners and family members in New Orleans, supporting the Treme community, strategizing around rebuilding and reuniting neighborhoods, and media work, along with working to rebuild our Southern Regional hub in New Orleans. There are many ways to help. Here are a few:
1) Please help support the rebuilding of our Southern Regional office and organizing in New Orleans through our website. You can also write a check made out to 'Critical Resistance/Justice Now', and mail it to 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 504, Oakland, CA 94612. Please write 'New Orleans' in the memo.

2) Critical Resistance members across the country are working on a coordinated response. If you want to get involved in a chapter near you -- there are 11 in the United States -- please visit here to get in touch.

3) Do you have computers, printers, a copier, file cabinets, or other office supplies? Please call us at 510-444-0484, or email crnational@criticalresistance.org to talk about getting those to us. We also need frequent flier miles for our work.

4) Organize a house party to raise funds to help rebuild our Southern office and fuel our organizing in New Orleans. You can also call us at 510-444-0484 or email crnational@criticalresistance.org for materials and ideas.

Online resource providing a place for survivors and their families to come to search for and communicate with each other www.hurricanekatrinasurvivors.com Our goal? Provide a place for folks to get in touch with their loved ones and friends and a central resource for assistance during this time of great tragedy and destruction. We are trying to obtain more information of shelters people are in and the names of the people inthose shelters, in order to more effectively help people reconnect with one another.

Direct assistance to evacuees LATINA MAMI We are a grassroots organization of Latina mothers who are working to better our lives and the lives of our sisters and ALL women of color. Our focus is on peer-support, rather than dependency on outside professionals. Although our target population is Latinas, we don't turn anyone in need away, Our 'Mami Closet' has baby equipment, children's clothing and toys and maternity clothes for mothers of all ethnicities. We are currently bundling items from our closet for evacuees and their families who have made it to Texas. We are also assisting English and Spanish speaking families from New Orleans who have kids with special needs or disabilities and need to navigate our local systems. If you are interested in contributing a donation toward Latina Mami, please make checks payable to our fiscal agent, Austin Community Foundation (note 'Latina Mami' in the memo section), and mail to PO Box 140674, Austin, TX, 78714.

You may also donate online at www.austincommunityfoundation.org . Go to 'Make a Donation' tab on left > 'Donate Online' > scroll to bottom 'Donate to a Specific Fund'. You can type in 'Latina Mami' and make your donation securely with a credit card. **Please email us at info@latinamami.org to let us know that you have made a donation online!

Clothing/Kids. Equipment Donations can be made at our physical address: 5812 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723.

POC-led assistance to rural farmers & agricultural workers Federation of Southern Land Cooperatives "Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund which operates in a number of southeastern states including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama working primarily with African American rural communities including farmers and fishworkers."

"We now have farmers who have lost all their crops and markets. Many have lost houses and means of livelihood. We are also expecting some 300 refugees seeking housing, food and water throughout the region."
www.federationsoutherncoop.com
POC-led direct assistance & placement for evacuees St. Mary Community Action Association "This organization has become the primary focal point for all evacuee and homeless families in St. Marys Parish. They have been helping approximately 1,200 families, over 3,200 adults and children. As families come in to the SMCAA, their placement is coordinated into 11 different shelters, and provide food/clothing vouchers. They are also providing hundreds of hot meals each day, providing day care and helping families find permanent housing. Working with the St Mary Parish Police and Sheriff Departments to help families get the vehicles up and running again. SMCAA buys the parts, batteries and belts, and the motor pool shop for the Police and Sheriff does the repairs. As of this (9/6/05) Almetra Franklin said they have not seen anyone from FEMA or the Red Cross They are doing this all on their own and could really use your help."

"checks payable to:

St. Mary CAA Disaster Relief Fund
Attn: Almetra Franklin
1407 Barrow Street
Franklin, LA. 70538"

Direct assistance - ongoing supply convoys, transporting evacuees Plenty International "Plenty Int... has sent a large deisel bus down to the devastated area in MS and LA. They have connected with the Vets for Peace at Camp Casey in Covington and went across Lake Ponchartrain into New Orleans and brought people out from the airport and took them wherever they wanted to go. The bus came back and got another load of supplies and another crew. They got back to Covington this morning and after unloading the supplies, they headed into New Orleans to get people out so they could be free from the system that treats people like cattle to haul around willynilly."

"We are especially targeting the people who inevitably are falling through the cracks of the larger scale relief efforts being mounted by such agencies as the National Guard, FEMA and Red Cross."
"www.plenty.org/donate.html

You may also send a check to Plenty, Box 394, Summertown, TN 38483

Contact Plenty through email with any questions or ideas:plenty@plenty.org . All donations to Plenty are tax-deductible. Thank you so very much."

Maintaining legal services for low-income people with pending cases The Justice Center, New Orleans
Not-For-Profit, Indigent Defenders "The Justice Center has served the Louisianas indigent community for over a decade. It houses 4 not-for-profit criminal justice organizations, 3 of which are attempting to set up temporary shop in Houston, Texas <snip>

Many of our clients have trial dates and post-conviction filing deadlines pending and we must be able to resume work as quickly as possible in order to protect their interests. In addition, our staff, who have dedicated themselves to serving the indigent community for many years, now find themselves in need of assistance."
"Donate online: www.thejusticecenter.org / lcac/donations.html In order to set up a temporary office we need the following:
- Office space <snip>
- A new server<snip>
- Remote server hosting<snip>
- Computers<snip>
- 3 laser printers;
- A copier machine;
- Desks and chairs<snip>
- Office supplies<snip>
- Phone and fax lines and an internet connection and networking
...A... new server ... will end up costing about $9,000 and has been put on a credit card. We would also be grateful to receive assistance for our staff who are now homeless and have lost their possessions"

Shelter for evacuees Shrine of the Black Madonna "Shrine of the Black Madonna is also sheltering people in Houston Texas.
They have around 100 people."
Website: www.blessingsoffaith.org/events.htm
Direct assistance to low-income families facing the death penalty Reprieve "Billy Sothern is an attorney who lives in New Orleans and represents indigent people facing the death penalty. <snip>

Reprieve will seek to:
- locate the families of those incarcerated or recently exonerated as a result of capital charges;
- assist families in accessing available relief funds and services by providing advice and advocacy;
- <snip> provide immediate relief and assistance to target families in relocating and establishing themselves in a safe and stable environment until other relief funds become available." "tax deductible donations can be made online through his non-profit organization, Reprieve: www.reprieve.org/donate.htm "
LGBT/Youth community assistance National Youth Advocacy Coaition/ Center for Lesbian Rights "In partnership with many organizations around the country, NYAC and their partners, including NCLR, have launched the Hurricane Katrina LGBT Relief Fund to ensure that LGBT youth and families, among the most vulnerable members of our community, receive the critical support they need to regain stability in their lives." Donate online:

www.nyacyouth.org /

Direct assistance at evacuee center ? "Jim Brockton (?) from Houston... is at the Houston stadium, needs mesh bags, sanitizing bleach, laundry soap, large-type rolling containers for laundry." "Please call 832-667-3661"
Grantmaking for rebuilding schools Acadiana Public School Endowment "APSE has utilized its existing resources to aid schools hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina, and to help offset costs of schools absorbing refugees. <snip>The AEE was founded in 1989 and has distributed over $200,000 to public education in Louisiana" "Donations for schools affected by the hurricane are accepted at www.APSE.us . APSE and its affiliate and founding entity, the Acadiana Educational Endowment are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. "
Local grantmakers supporting relief and rebuilding Area & community foundations (Gulf Coast, Baton Rouge, NOLA) "according to the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, there are some progressive groups in the gulf region hit by the hurricane who have relief funds. You might consider donating to these to more ensure that the relief funds are spent with progressive values and low-income people in mind." "Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Biloxi, MS ... www.networkforgood.org . type in Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Mississippi."

Greater New Orleans Foundation: www.gnof.org ... click on Hurricane Katrina Recovery Fund."

Baton Rouge Area Foundation:
The Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund - will benefit those individuals evacuated to Baton Rouge // The Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Recovery Fund - will focus on the rebuilding of infrastructure... www.braf.org or
Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
402 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802"

Regional CBO assistance to evacuees Southern Mutual Help Association "Southern Mutual Help Association in New Iberia, LA has an urgent call out to any organizations and donors that can assist them with helping the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. SMHA has a solid track record of working with rural people and communities in Southern LA." "Please contact Lorna Bourg, smha@southernmutualhelp.org or by phone (337) 367-3277, with any assistance or contributions."
Preserving access to abortion during emergency National Network of Abortion Funds "The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) has established an emergency fund for abortion care for women and girls affected by the hurricane. Our national casemanager will coordinate this funding for women affected.

We believe that the abortion funding needs of women from the affected region may grow substantially over the next weeks and months. Many women who are currently unable to get abortions may very likely have to seek second trimester abortions and will need the increased funding necessary for later procedures."
"Tax-deductible donations ... Please earmark gifts: Hurricane Victims Abortion Fund.

NNAF
42 Seaverns Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

Donations can also be made online at www.nnaf.org by clicking on the "donate now" button. Please specify that donations are for hurricane victims. You can also call the NNAF office for more
information at: 617-524-6040."

Chanelling corporate & other assistance to local clinics Operation USA "They can provide medical supplies and cash grants to smaller local clinics who are not Red Cross affiliates." www.opusa.org
Direct assistance to evacuees Camp Casey "camp casey (based out of crawford, tx) and the veterans for peace have formed 'camp casey covington' at the Covington Pine View Middle School on 28th Street in covington, LA to help out survivors. they have a satellite internet hookup, food, water and supplies for survivors in and around covington. " List of items needed -- mostly nurses & other volunteers, vehicles, food and technology -- is here: crawfordpeace.nfshost.com/node/1865

"Cash donations are always needed and are Tax Deductible!
Contact:
Veterans For Peace Chapter 116
28500 Sherwood Rd
Willits CA 95490
pjtate@sonic.net
Cell PH 707-536-3001"

Grassroots housing etc. for evacuees in Austin Rhizome Collective "The Rhizome Collective has opened its doors for disaster relief. Accepting a manageable number of guests from those who respond to the word-of-mouth announcement sent through the community, a group has formed that will find people housing, provide meals, small scale childcare, help folks navigate the maze of social services, and do our best to meet whatever other needs they may have." "We'll need volunteers to help staff a Welcome Center, coordinate housing & food, and various other tasks. Also accepting supplies and monetary donations.

Directions: rhizomecollective.org/directions.html

Contact: (e-mail) katrinarelief@rhizomecollective.org (phone) 512.385.3695

Direct assistance to evacuees Houston local churches "My church is going to work with other churches and organizations as a way station for food, clothes and
money to get to others:

Items Needed:

Food and drinks
Clothing
Disposable diapers
Games and toys
Sheets and blankets
Monetary donations"
"Drop-off locations:

Lamb of God Lutheran Church
7800 W. Bellfort
Houston, Texas 77071
(713) 771-8176
Rev. James Berggren
contact: PK Mc Cary
perrimac@sbcglobal.net

Other Community Churches in Houston

Spring Tabernacle Church, 3031 F.M. 2920, Spring;
(281) 353-1851
Memorial Baptist Church, 600 W. Sterling, Baytown
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 6005 N, Wayside
Drive, Houston
Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street, Baytown
Mont Belvieu Senior Center, 11607 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu
Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston"

Direct service to evacuees w/ domestic violence needs
Louisiana Domestic Violence Victim's Hurricane Relief Fund "LCADV is a network of 20 domestic violence programs / shelters throughout the state. Four of our shelters and two nonresidential programs are completely closed at the time and two or three may be completely destroyed. <snip>

Donations will be used to assist battered victims from the following parishes in Louisiana: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines. The donations will be used for the following purposes:

Relocation of domestic violence victims
Purchasing of basic needs, i.e. baby formula, diapers, food, clothing, etc.
that could not be met elsewhere.
Deposits on Houses, eletric bills, car repairs, gas, public transportation
Medical / prescription needs
Other basic, life sustaining needs
All donations go directly to victims of domestic violence affected by this hurricane and will not be used for any administrative or other purposes.
" make a donation at the local AmSouth Bank Branch to the LCADV Domestic Violence Hurricane Releif Fund Account Number: 0020085338.

Donations from other states can be
made through wire transfer to this account.

Mastercard or Visa, you may contact the Louisiana Coaltion Against Domestic Violence office at (225)752-1296. Donations may also be electronically deposited into our account by faxing a voided check with the amount of the donation to (225) 751-8927. LCADV will set up an electronic deposit and you will receive confirmation of your donation with the tax-deductible receipt.

Local farmers organizing themselves Federation of Southern Cooperatives "A long-time member of the National Family Farm Coalition is the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. They are based in Atlanta and have a training center in Epes, Alabama and extensive farmer controlled farmer marketing coops, credit unions, and housing coops in Southern Alabama and Mississippi - regions both heavily hit by Katrina. <snip>

"The Federation is offering direct financial and technical assistance and support to our member families in the region with support from partnering agencies like Oxfam America, Farm-Aid, Cooperative Development Foundation, Southern Partners Fund, Bert and Mary Meyer Foundation, Sharing Inc., and others. We are assisting families to register with the Red Cross and FEMA for more short and long term assistance but these agencies are moving slowly and cautiously in the face of great needs and remote rural conditions.
Over time the Federation would like to institute more long term recovery efforts employing self-help cooperative principles including developing housing cooperatives, self-help housing, worker owned cooperative clean-up, rehab and construction crews, as well as our ongoing work with farmers cooperatives and credit unions. "

"donations can be sent directly to the Federation: 2769 Church Street, East Point, GA 30344. www.federation.coop

Other options are to donate to the Farm Aid Disaster Fund. http://www.farmaid.org /. Farm Aid has already donated $15,000 for supplies for the camp in Alabama, a special grant to Farmers Legal Action Group for hurricane disaster response and to the Louisiana Interchurch Conference. <snip>

Or...National Family Farm Coalition - www.nffc.net - 110 Maryland Ave..N.E, Suite 307; Washington, D.C. 20002-- we have re-activated our Credit Task Force and will be working ... to make sure that the federal disaster assistance meets the needs of family farmers - and push for legislative fixes to existing programs.

Or...Oxfam America ... They have also already donated $25,000 to the Federation for the Alabama camp - www.oxfamamerica.org "
Local health assistance to evacuees, long-term clean-up of NOLA. Louisiana Environmental Network "this Thurday, LEAN members provided an airdrop of food, water, and medical supplies to the trapped residents of St. Bernard and Plaquemine Parishes, two of the most inundated areas in the state. Saturday, LEAN dropped more supplies for stranded people in Washington Parish. LEAN is also working hard now to raise more funds to allow local people, working with local government leaders to provide direct, immediate assistance with all the efficiency that comes from not being a bureaucrat or an outsider. <snip> I also know that LEAN won't just leave the area when the immediate crisis is over. LEAN will also work to address the toxic cesspool and chemical contamination that will be left behind 'when the water finally recedes.
"At this time, the most needed
items are tetanus shots, insulin, IV fluids, as well as financial resources to purchase and transport medical and food assistance directly to victims."

LEAN, 162 Craydon Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

www.leanweb.org

Direct action supply convoy Pastors for Peace (9/5/05) "the pastors for peace, a grassroots solidarity aid organization that sends aid caravans to cuba (breaking the blockade) and central america, is organizing an emergency aid caravan of five trucks, five routes -- coming from iowa, LA and new york city, collecting aid along the way.....we should arrive in new orleans by the end of the week. this is people-to-people aid, no top-down bureaucracy involved. it's all volunteers, the only cost is the gas (and biodiesel, when we can get it) to get the trucks down there. " "any other money we collect is
going to go to buy more aid for hurricane survivors. and we are taking donations of all the essentials - food (non-perishable), clothing, blankets, radios, medicine, etc. for info, call the pastors for peace at 212-926-5757
website: www.pastorsforpeace.org
Please send your check or money order (payable to IFCO) to:
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO)
402 W 145th Street
New York, NY 10031
write 'Hurricane Katrina' on the memo line"

more info: neworleans.indymedia.org/news/ 2005/09/4547.php

Evacuees organizing for community-led allocation of FEMA & Red Cross resources
The People's Hurricane Fund & Community Oversight Committee Click here to read New Orleanians' call to action and demands of FEMA etc.

"We have set up a People's Hurricane Fund that will be directed and administered by New Orleanian evacuees."
"Donations can be MADE OUT TO VANGUARD PUBLIC FOUNDATION AND EARMARKED FOR:

The People's Hurricane Fund
c/o Vanguard Public Foundation
383 Rhode Island St., #301
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you have comments of how to proceed or need more information, please email them to Curtis Muhammad (muhammadcurtis@bellsouth.net ) and Becky Belcore (bbelcore@hotmail.com )"

Direct, local assistance to evacuees w/disabilities
Centers for Independent Living "As you may know, the Centers for Independent Living in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans have been gravely affected by the hurricane. In fact the Biloxi, MS center was totally destroyed."
"1) Send a check or credit card payment to the Red Cross and designate it for Hurricane Relief, or designate it for people with disabilities in the Biloxi/ Hattiesburg or New Orleans areas.

2) If you want to send money for the CILs that are dealing with this disaster directly<snip>:

For the Biloxi Center, mail the check (payable to LIFE of Central MS and designated for the Biloxi Center) to: LIFE of Central Mississippi 754 North President Street, Suite 1 Jackson, MS
39202 ,
For the centers in Louisiana make checks payable to Resources for Independent Living and designate for the New Orleans center, and mail to: Resources for IL 11931 Industriplex Blvd. Suite 200 Baton Rouge, LA 70809
We have also learned from Mack Marsh of the Shreveport Center that centers in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles are assisting evacuees. Mack says they would also appreciate supplies if there is any way to get those supplies to the centers. His list includes: manual wheelchairs, hospital beds, adult diapers, bed pads, catheters and other supplies. The address for the Baton Rouge center is shown above, addresses for the Shreveport and Lake Charles centers follow: Southwest LA Independence Center, Inc. Mitch Granger 1202 Kirkman, Suite C, Lake Charles, LA 70601 // New Horizons, Inc. Jerry Kidwell 9300 Mansfield Road, Suite 204 Shreveport, LA 71118"

Direct assistance - supply trucks Millions More Movement "More drop-off locations to be announced" (Brooklyn, NY) Call (718) 398-1766
Connecting evacuees with resources
Katrina InfoShare Collective "The main objective as of now is connecting people to , and to each other. This entails creating an info packet: a concise resource guide containing pertinent
phone and internet listings, job leads, welfare info, places to get food, public transportation guide, a map of the city, and more. A short range radio station will be set up in one of the large shelters as well, relaying news in real-time, broadcasting people's stories and re-connecting the lost. Radios will be distributed among the evacuees to listen to the broadcasts. Volunteers will be on-site at the shelters, distributing the info packets and radios, and talking to those who need an ear.

In addressing the immediate needs of this crisis, participants in KIS are hoping to plan for the long-term as well. Many are permanently displaced from the submerged New Orleans, and those who hope to return will have to wait until the water is drained and the city rebuilt. This will undoubtedly put a new stress on Houston and other nearby cities for some time to come, and our aid will have to sustain the new demands."
"kiscollective@yahoo.com

1-800-MY-YAHOO, ext. 7827837663

Individuals and groups interesting in participating or allying call or email the contacts listed above."

Anti-racist education The Peoples' Institute Long-standing New Orleans-headquartered anti-racist education org.

"The Peoples Institute was created to develop more analytical, culturally-rooted and effective community organizers... it has built a national collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers who do their work with an understanding of history, culture, and the impact of racism on communities. These anti-racist organizers build leadership in and account to the constituencies where they are organizing."
"The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond


Temporary address:
People's Institute NYC
P.O. Box 250809
New York, NY 10025
New website: www.pisab.org "

Low-income & POC advocacy inside evacuee centers
FFLIC (Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children) "It is not in our organizational "mission" to find people homes and reunite incarcerated kids with their families. Nor is it our mission to go shelter to shelter helping people focus the kind of rage and fury that leads to riots into something powerful, productive, and potentially future-altering. But we have cried and yelled and talked about it for days and today we finally pulled out the butcher block and markers and planned."
"1) Donate: Send a check to the "FFLIC Hurricane Relief Fund" to 920 Platt Street, Sulphur, Louisiana, 70663.
2) Volunteer: Come and help us walk through the shelters, find people, help folks apply for FEMA assistance, figure out what needs they have, match folks up with other members willing to take people in. We especially need Black folks to help us as the racial divide between relief workers and evacuees is stark. Email us ASAP if you would like to help with this work.

3) Send supplies for the effort: We don't need tee-shirts and underwear. We need things like cars, computers, a copy machine, a fax machine. All of these items are going to what we need to have in place to better help our families. To find out exactly what we need, call us at the number below.

4) Organize others to send donations, supplies or come down here and help.

5) If you are of modest means and you can't volunteer your time, do what you believe gives us strength. Pray, write op-eds or letters to the editor, organize your block, write FEMA and tell them what you think, protest local racist media coverage

We can't promise you a 501(c) (3) letter to make your donation tax deductible. We are trying are hardest to get this in place soon but its not our priority. We can promise you that every dime will be spent helping the beautiful people of New Orleans who have lost everything they have, survive and resist. <snip>

Please e-mail all four e-mail addresses:
kdhiggs@hotmail.com, familiescantwait@yahoo.com, deenv_2000@yahoo.com,
xochitl@mediajumpstart.org "

Public services Charity Hospital Charity Hospital is a public hospital serving low-income people. It was among the last to be evacuated, while private hospitals were able to pay for transport and care for their patients days earlier.

"They are an enormous provider of services for people with HIV and AIDS. and have been providing services to the public who can;t afford private health care for decades. they are amazing and need help. not exactly a small local org - for that you might give to NO AIDS task force... "
Donate online: http://tinyurl.com/as488

(Full url:
http://partners.guidestar.org /
controller/searchResults.gs?
action_gsReport=1&partner
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ein=72-6028092)

Low-income communities organizing themselves Louisiana Welfare Rights Organization "WRO is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and is one of the oldest still operating welfare rights/advocacy organizations. Among the services provided by WRO are job training and low income housing apartments that are both located in New Orleans.<snip>

Please help us help low-income families in New Orleans by sending a contribution to DAWG's WRO Fund. Donations are tax deductible."
WRO Fund
c/o DAWG
PO Box 20079
Charleston, WV 25362
DAWG: (304) 347-9222
www.geocities.com/itsdadawg

Direct action for relief Malcolm X Grassroots Movt. "The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is sponsoring a FOOD & CLOTHING DRIVE!
Our people in the South need our help. We cannot wait for or assume Red Cross will take care of our people.<snip> Several large Black Churches have opened their doors to displaced people. Here is a list of things NEEDED TODAY:

TOWELS, SHEETS AND LINENS, DIAPERS, WATER, TOOTH BRUSHES, TOOTH PASTE, SOAP, AIR MATTRESSES - We also need monetary donations to ship out these goods.

FREE 'EM ALL.
Twenty six years of freedom! Hands Off Assata!"
"Bring all donated goods to:

The Malcolm X Grassroots Movt.
388 Atlantic Ave., 4th fl
Btwn Hoyt & Bond St.
(718) 254-8800

For folks inthe Bronx and uptown pls contact Nyoka at 917-609-4323."

National coordination of low-income-targeted relief? ACORN See ACORN/Katrina-Response info at www.acorn.org 800-790-2290 for information and assistance

ACORN Hurricane Recovery & Rebuilding Fund
739 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

POC-led relief BlackAmerica Web.com
"This fund has been set up by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner." "BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund
PO Box 803209/ Dallas, TX 75240
OR you can make an online donation:
www.blackamericaweb.com/relief "
POC-led relief/ direct assistance NAACP "The NAACP is setting up command centers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as part of its disaster relief efforts. NAACP units across the nation have begun collecting resources that will be placed on trucks and sent directly into the disaster areas. Also, the NAACP has established a disaster relief fund to accept monetary donations to aid in the relief effort.
The NAACP, founded in 1909, is Americas oldest civil rights organization."
"Checks can be sent to the NAACP payable to:

NAACP Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

Donations can also be made online at
naacp.org/disaster/contribute.php"

Local/POC-led relief Team Rescue One "Set up by native New Orleans rapper Master P and his wife Sonya Miller" www.teamrescueone.com
Local direct relief (food, clothing) to low-income/POC Local religious & community spaces "You can mail or ship non perishable items to these following locations, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need."

(don't know who "we" refers to, sorry. -ed.)
Center for LIFE Outreach Center
121 Saint Landry Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
atten.: Minister Pamela Robinson
337-504-5374
Mohammad Mosque 65
2600 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
atten.: Minister Andrew Muhammad
225-923-1400
225-357-3079

Lewis Temple CME Church
272 Medgar Evers Street
Grambling, LA 71245
atten.: Rev. Dr. Ricky Helton
318-247-3793

St. Luke Community United Methodist Church
c/o Hurricane Katrina Victims
5710 East R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75223
atten.: Pastor Tom Waitschies
214-821-2970

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
3815 Live Oak
Houston, Texas 77004
atten.: Deloyd Parker
713-521-0641

Direct action: supply trip Infoshop.org & Mayday DC (9/1/05) "Infoshop.org collective member, Jamie "Bork" Loughner, has decided to go to the Gulf Coast from Washington, DC with supplies for the people affected by Hurricane Katrina. Her trip will be sponsored by Infoshop News and Mayday DC. She is making travel arrangements at this point. Bork is talking about buying water filters at part of the supplies she is taking down. She will also be doing reporting on the situation for Indymedia and Infoshop News." "Is anybody from Asheville, NC reading this? Bork says that she heard about an activist caravan being organized there .We are also looking for people who can help along the way, providing an overnight place to crash, for example. We've already had one offer from somebody living in Alabama.

People can read more and help out by going to Infoshop News: http://www.infoshop.org/inews /."

Anarchist & anti-authoritarian relief actions Infoshop.org "<snip> I'm creating a page on Infoshop.org on what anarchist and anti-authoritarians are doing for relief projects. <snip>

Chuck Munson
Infoshop.org"
The URL for that page will be: www.infoshop.org /
hurricanekatrina.html
Preserving New Orleans culture during rebuilding NOAH: a new houston/nola musicians support project "Everyone knows that a huge part of New Orleans' culture is its music. But how can this be preserved so that it will be ready when the city rebuilds? <snip> The project is named: SHONOF (pronounced shonuff: Safe Harbor for Our New Orleans Friends).

Primary goals are:
1. To contact New Orleans musicians, wherever they are, and let them know there is a support group in Houston ready to help them, provide housing, get gigs, etc.
2. To line up apartments, rooms, etc. for these people to live in until they can get on their feet.
3. To organize an instrument clearing house whereby the musicians can get access to needed instruments in order to perform and make a living.
4. To urge local venues--clubs, restaurants, hotels, etc.--to expand their use of live musicians.
5. To organize and hold benefit concerts featuring the New Orleans musicians, supplemented by the best of Houston musicians, to raise money to help the musicians and the project.
6. To share their current gigs with the New Orleans musicians, either by adding a player or two to their performing group or by relinquishing an entire gig."
"Gigi Hill may be contacted on (713) 503-3518, gigi@noahleans.org . Their new website is www.noahleans.org "

Direct assistance to people w/ HIV/AIDS AIDS Alliance "AIDS Alliance ... have set up a fund and have already started distributing funds to women and kids who went to title 4 clinics in the affected areas -- so that is a good way to immediately get funds out to PWAs of color. They are doing tons of one on one support work to help people get relocated and settled and into care, etc." Donate online:

https://secure.ga3.org/03 /
KatrinaEmergencyFund

Evacuee-organized supply convoy Get Your Act On! 9/3/05 "...(Jeffrey and Andrea) are currently in Waco, TX. <snip> almost NOTHING is getting in via 'official' channels (we have spoken to people still in the city).
Our house is still standing and should be relatively free of flood waters by now, so it will be used as a base for relief efforts as we are just 6 blocks from the lower 9th ward, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods. We will be purchasing a van or getting a large UHaul, filling it with supplies and driving it back to New Orleans."
Donate by PayPal or donate goods:

http://www.getyouracton.com /

Direct action/ food convoy Food Not Bombs "We plan to send another busload of food to the effected area. <snip>Our Food Not Bombs chapters in New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi have been wiped out. Our groups in Houston, Austin, San Antonio Jackson, Pensacola, Memphis and other southern cities are feeding people fleeing the disaster. Food Not Bombs is ready to help the tens of thousands of people that have been made homeless by the storm.
Thanks, Keith McHenry - cofounder of Food Not Bombs.
http://www.foodnotbombs.net / "

"the houston chapter of FNB shares in front of the downtown library at lamar and brazos on monday wednesdays, fridays @ 8 pm and sundays @ 7. We welcome all food and all hungry bellies. We are in the process of getting the word out to the katrina refugees. We will be sharing on tuesdays and thursdays at the astrodome TBA"
"If you can help cook and serve food, have money you can donate or have the time to call groceries and warehouses for food please contact us at http://www.foodnotbombs.net .

You can make a financial donation on line or mail checks to Food Not Bombs, P.O. Box 744, Tucson, AZ 85702.

Please call (1-800-884-1136 ) or email (katrina@foodnotbombs.net ) us if you can join us on the bus or help with gas money. We intend to leave in the next few days."

Local grassroots relief, rebuilding, and networking neworleansnetwork.org / The New Orleans Fund "This website is a tool to help people in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast area stay connected to the communities they love, access and share resources, and begin the discussions we need to be having about our past, present, and future. The Network is a tool to help us rebuild our social circles, our neighborhoods, the different communities we participate in, and our cities. We must
address the challenges this city has always faced, and widen our imagination of how it can be a better, more just, more beautiful place to call home."

"Donate to the New Orleans Fund:
1. We fund direct action and emergency aid for evacuees
2. We fund New Orleans organizations and organizers
3. We fund strategic planning and reconstruction for the long term"
"Log on to www.neworleansnetwork.org and share your stories, announcements, organizing efforts, and articles.

And donate to the New Orleans Fund.

Contact shana@indyvoter.org for more info."




This list is gathered from organizations and community organizers around the country by the Sparkplug Foundation. It has since been turned over to May First for maintainence. Neither the Sparkplug Foundation nor May First has verified the information, nor can we provide any details about these groups;
please do not call us to inquire.
To add an organization, e-mail a description of the organization's work & details about how to donate to katrina@mayfirst.org or call (718) 303-3204 x. 104. Call only to add a listing, please!

FRAUD ALERT: Much of the direct assistance to Katrina evacuees is coming from informal community networks, which deserve our trust and support even if they aren't "official." But there has also been some fraud in donation-collection, mostly via websites. Please trust community-led work, but use common sense and caution when donating to groups you don't know.




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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 10:39 PM
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220. A site specifically for people w/ disabilites and those who want to help
them. Note: I know nothing personally about this effort. I just ran across it and, knowing how people with disabilities were hit hard by the disaster, am posting it here:

http://www.katrinadisability.info/
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-05 10:46 AM
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221. Comedian / Musician Eric Schwartz Fundraiser for Katrina Relief, NYC 9/28
Edited on Wed Sep-21-05 10:50 AM by IanDB1
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005
From: Eric Schwartz Mailing List webmaster@ericschwartz.com
Subject: Cornelia street, Hurricane relief CD stuff




Greetings All.

It is with great pleasure that I announce my first "real" NYC gig in some time.

I'm playing at the Cornelia Street Cafe in charming Greenwich Village on Wednesday, September 28th. Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street.

http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com /

One set in this landmark location for "Soul Of The Blues" with a full Jazz band: Kevin So on piano, John Sobel on Bass, and Gene "Groovelily" Lewin on drums.
The cafe has great food. Come for din din. I'm on third, at around 10 or so. So come early and watch the other 2 acts...Will Scott and Ben Ratliff.
I, in fact, will be playing more Jazz stuff than Soul or Blues but I'll try to come up with something to justify the name.
Please come down to this great venue and clap yo' hands and snap yo' fingers.

And one more thing: All proceeds this week from my CD sales from CDBABY.com are now going to the Katrina relief effort. So if you'd like to help out and get a nifty gift for a friend at the same time, now's your chance.

Thanks a bunch, and take care.

Eric

http://www.ericschwartz.com

Cross-posted in New York forum.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-05 03:56 PM
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222. Hurricane Katrina Bisexual Hurricane Relief Fund
Edited on Fri Sep-23-05 04:05 PM by IanDB1
Bisexual evacuees from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast need your help! To learn more, please click here.


http://www.bisexual.org/katrina/default.asp
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:55 PM
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223. I have two questions: Is Shreveport in the damaged area? How can
we get a family name of refugees to help? Many people up here get a family (ages, sex, needs, etc.) from the Salvation Army so they can give the family a Christmas "shower". Often it is a church or civic group that does this. I would like to do this for a refugee family from the NO flood area. If Shreveport is in that area then I already have the family.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 08:00 PM
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226. Story, pictures, information of ongoing needs
http://healthcareforpeace.blogspot.com /
Thank you for continuing to be interested in a continuing disaster. Things are still very bad, lots of people need lots of help.
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 10:24 AM
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227. Want to Donate to Deaf Hurricane Relief?
Mr Fuzz will be going to Louisianna, Oct. 17 to deliver a check from the Rochester Deaf Rotary Club (the first and only Deaf Rotary Club in the world--Mr. Fuzz is one of the founders and is a Louisiana native, LSD alumni).

If you would like to send a check to arrive at the Louisianna School for the Deaf Foundation, send it to

Louisianna School for the Deaf Foundation-Hurricane Relief
Attn: Trish Mann
P. O. Box 3074
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3074

Check made out to LSDF


Thank You to anyone who feels moved to do this!
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