Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina Relief Open Thread

This is a place to suggest valid charities and relief groups for helping victims of Katrina. Here are a couple to get started:

Mercy Corps
American Red Cross
Northwest Medical Teams

There are many more...perhaps you can add...

9 comments:

DewKid said...

I posted this link on my blog yesterday:

Link

It has information on how you can make donations at your local WalMart.

DewKid said...

A colleague of mine pointed out a flaw in web site banner advertising: on a CBS online article about the bad conditions and evacuation of the superdome, a random banner advertisement at the bottom proudy promoted the "Sale of Superdome tickets".

I don't think there are going to be many games in the Superdome anytime soon...

Don Snabulus said...

For those of you that remember the rock group, Zebra, their website is strongly encouraging people to give to the Red Cross. Zebra is from New Orleans and play most of their gigs there. They also have a forum section where they are trying to put together some relief efforts with the help of the Louisiana secretary of state. It might be worth checking out.

Don Snabulus said...

Also, for those of you who remember Tom S. from high school, he lives in Lafayette, LA (which was spared the worst of the storm). I spoke with his dad and he isn't worried, so neither am I. Tom is an industrial diver down there, so he should be busy for quite a while.

Don Snabulus said...

USA Today has a FEMA compiled list of charities. This list is primarily religious charities, so look for your denomination if you are so inclined.

The Moody Minstrel said...

The Fark community seems to be promoting an outfit called Americares. I don't know if the plugs are coming from plants, but I just thought I'd add my two bits to the list.

Vulgarius said...

Thanks for your prayers.
Update:
My family and I have been scanning through thousands of news photos and aticles from the 9th ward where Joseph (Some of you may have met him at my last birthday party)lives, clusters of survivors and refugees and surrounding areas. We think we may have spotted him on a makshift stretcher on a bridge in the 9th Ward. The angle was bad and so far attempts to verify the photo have gone understandably unanswered. If this was him he may or may not have been medevaced. Now with rescue operations being interrupted by looters shooting at helicopters and wounding National Guardsmen, we are a little more concerned.

At last contact, Joseph and his landlord were trapped in the city as evacuation orders came about the same time as the airport was shut down. Most people in that section of town do not own cars. Even so I-10 was jammed solid.

More as I hear it.

V

Vulgarius said...

Update:

No sign of Joseph... Being mobilized and headed South in the morning.. See ya'll

DewKid said...

Good luck, Vulgarius!