It is at times like these when we must extend ourselves in every way to assist those who are impacted by such a terrible disaster. Many of us have relatives and friends who may be displaced, injured, or even may have succumbed as victims of this hurricane.
Our prayers are extended to all of our community members who have been impacted. In looking for ways in which we could help, I have identified a website that provides information about many relief organizations. Please visit Network for Good (http://www.networkforgood.org/topics/animal_environ/hurricanes/?source=AOL&cmpgn=NS) to identify organizations that you may want to contribute to or volunteer your services.
We also invite our members to respond to this post to let us know how you are assisting, or to let us know about assistance that you need or are involved in organizing. We need to come together as a community to help one another in as many ways that we can.
May the blessings of God be with all those who are suffering loss.
August 31st, 2005, 05:32 PM
Many were affected by this great expression of Mother Nature. Some have past others have lost all personal belongings not to mention having no access to an automobile, ATM to access or not having anything to trade or barter.
Some may call this great storm crazy although, it ‘s really another perfect act of god. Some good come out of everything, as we all know. On one hand the hurricane seems to be an enormous disasters however, on the other hand it’s a great opportunity to GIVE and RECEIVE.
I personally will assist in giving money, lightly worn clothing and shoes. I have a few pair of pants that have reduced in size over the last six months. It must be the “cleaners” right?
Thanks iZania for the direction and reference to the Network for Good.
September 1st, 2005, 03:33 PM
Thanks as usual for Izania to help out!
I have family in Louisiana and I live in Chicago. I have been working with people in my area to contact people in Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas. I wanted to post some websites and a phone number for Mississippi.
Also, you can try text messaging people in New Orleans on their cellphones, if you can get anything through, this has worked for others.
I also wanted to share this component of this disaster that has crept in. Some African Americans are not getting what they need. You can see this on the news. Some people are not donating money to the Red Cross because they do not trust them to get the items or money for the people.
I am working with individuals and groups to put information out that will go directly to people that are in need. I am not saying you have to send your money or resources here, but we cannot sit and say "I am not sending money to the Red Cross and not do anyting."
Please share this information with other people nationwide you know for donations and to help people find their family members. We MUST make this internet work for us. We MUST take charge and make sure that people are taken care of.
This is for Mississippi information.
THis is a local station in Baton Rouge where people have been sent from New Orleans. You may be able to go here to find out local news.
Bethany World Prayer Center
Bethany North Campus
13855 Plank Road
Baker, La 70714
They are accepting money by mail and local donations, they have a shelter set up in their church gym. This is my home church.
The Healing Place (accepting money online)
Both of these churches sent truckloads of food and resources for 9-11 so they know how to work together for disaster.
Let's help each other out!
Born and Raised in BAton Rouge, LA
September 2nd, 2005, 03:05 AM
Please visit http://www.willisdacrooner.com (http://www.willisdacrooner.com/) and view our Katrina’s “We Need Your Help Now!” page. And copy your friends, family and enemies. Survivors and Victims of Hurricane Katrina need our help. On our website we are updating information on Families that need help and where they can get it. A family in Arlington has 13 family members with basic needs and you can view their list. There are jobs listed, websites to donate cash, locations for free hair care, locations for food stamps and much more. Can you help? Check it out today ...If everyone just do a little, a whole lot will get done!
BKBS & Staff
PS: Send us any valuable news or information to firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com)
To be posted for others to share. We have over 10,000 victims in Dallas!
September 2nd, 2005, 09:10 AM
Here are some resources for those that are in Texas.
Below is the site to find a location near you
September 2nd, 2005, 10:08 AM
Here is a list of people that have been evacuated and where!!! Please, plese share this with everyone you know! And tell them to do the same!
September 7th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Thank you so much!
September 7th, 2005, 02:58 PM
Here is some information I have found on how the "victims" of the hurricane can get help. This comes from the FEMA site. The victims have to register either by phone or online so they can be helped. Services will not be provided without registration.
Here is information for the RED CROSS. You may be able to find some services here.
Families are being placed all over the country. We must help to get the word out on the "Process" of getting the needed finanical help. The government is not going to come looking for us, especially when they have set up websites to handle this task.
BTW, I am sending this out to my family from New Orleans as well! Please share it with everyone you know!
September 7th, 2005, 08:34 PM
Greetings, I agree with the former post. If anyone in the Durham, NC area needs assistance because they have been relocated to the Triangle area or are taking care of persons who have been relocated....please contact Peacefire Galleries at 919 682 5808. They have food and supplies, they are sending shipments of goods all over, even thou they are a very small shop. They are taking donations and accepting volunteer help and goods and money. That is the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area. Peace and Blessing on these wonderful, awesome sisters. Any help to them will be appreciated.
September 9th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Greetings, I agree with the former post. If anyone in the Durham, NC area needs assistance because they have been relocated to the Triangle area or are taking care of persons who have been relocated....please contact Peacefire Galleries at 919 682 5808. They have food and supplies, they are sending shipments of goods all over, even thou they are a very small shop. They are taking donations and accepting volunteer help and goods and money. That is the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area. Peace and Blessing on these wonderful, awesome sisters. Any help to them will be appreciated. hi nharoon, thanks for the information on peacefire galleries. a friend also emailed me about what they were doing. here is some more info:
Greetings Peacefire Network,
As you know, we have opened the Gallery up as a drop spot for relief goods. Yesterday, we received several donations of goods and have 20 boxes of clothing and food ready to ship. Thank you Vickie Coleman and family for your generosity, you provided enough pampers for each load!!! Thank you Omisade for your time, energy and donations provided by your family. Thank you Yahzarah for protesting with us. Thank you Jah Daniel! Thank you Janine Gomez!!!!
We have a list of shelters in the houston area, as well as a list of families in need and their temporary addresses. We are also getting calls from people relocating to this area who need housing options.
Thank you to our two customers who have volunteered housing for a family of five and a mother and child.
Our focus is on DIRECT RELIEF. Sending what is needed to people directly. We have also formed PRE, Peacefire Relief Effort, our 501C-3 branch which will focus on relief for victims of naturaal disasters. I will update you all with that info tommorrow.
Peacefire needs volunteers, assistance with shipping & more items.
What is needed: PAMPERS!!!!! Infant and baby clothing, Mens and Womens clothing of all sizes. Deoderant, shampoo, feminine items, VITAMINS, SHOES, UNDERWEAR!!!! Childrens books, school supplies etc.
Anything that you can think of, our people need. We know that things are tight, so cleaning out all of our closets is a good start. We also need more boxes and tape.
We love you each and all and ask you to stand with us in our effort to assist our brothers and sisters in need. Let us not respond like our federal government, let us move quickly and with urgency.
Please respond to this email to let us know you are with us!!!!!!
105 East Chapel Hill St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
September 11th, 2005, 06:34 PM
here's another resource provided by one of our members:
I have heard from the I Am Foundation, that there is a great need for books and other educational supplies for the organizations that now have to school and house the thousands of children that have already been evacuated.
If you have books or other educational supplies please contact the IAM Foundation at www.IAMFoundation.org (http://www.IAMFoundation.org).
September 13th, 2005, 08:15 PM
over 2 weeks ago a storm named Katrina ravaged through the Gulf Coast severly affecting in one way or anothe the lives of our people.
While the events can't be changed, we do wish to offer a message of hope to those directly and indirectly affected by the events.
We have created an eCard called The Storm to inspire our people; to let them know that we may be depleted but we will never be defeated as we will continue to rise.
Send you FREE message of inspiration today at
October 4th, 2005, 11:50 AM
Katrina Progressive Policy and Action Guide (http://www.movingideas.org/content/en/katrina_policy_action.htm) <--movingideas.org is also an additional website to check out. in addition to listing opportunities to help, they also have a compilation of resources on policy issues surrounding the government's responce to Hurricane Katrina.