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Apr. 21st, 2006 | 04:34 pm
posted by: scolixa in katrinarelief

Hey, my name is Morgan. I went to New Orleans with my family in February, the week before Mardi Gras, to help out. We were working with a Methodist church that was organizing people to demolish houses so they could be rebuilt. There's only so much you can do in a week, especially when you're spoiled New Yorker who isn't used to physical labor, but at least I can share my experience. It occured to me that this account was just sitting in my journal, unread, but it seems very important to show people what it's still like down there, and everything that still needs to be done. If your interested in reading, this is where I've written up my experience, and included pictures, or if you just want to see the pictures, they're in my photobucket account here.

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Call for submissions

Mar. 20th, 2006 | 03:33 am
posted by: magneticfields in katrinarelief

Eight Months Later:
Theorizing Student Responses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

An Interdisciplinary Student Conference, Emory University
April 28-29

This student conference seeks the following for submission:

• High quality, well written scholarly papers
• Research project presentations
• Visual or performance art, including but not limited to photography, theater, film, music, and storytelling
• Workshop facilitators
• Service project coordinators
• Speakers for panel discussions

All submissions are due March 24, 2006 and must relate to the conference topic. Submissions will be reviewed and those chosen will be announced by April 7, 2006.

Email me at mhamrai at emory.edu for more info

Please forward widely.

We are looking especially for displaced students to share their experiences. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Dec. 22nd, 2005 | 03:47 pm
music: Mirah "Monument"
posted by: d_r_love in katrinarelief

Hello all.
I am home for the holidays!
Its been a very interesting trip.
My first time to see the Mississippi Gulf Coast/New Orleans since the storm.
(I left for Seattle in August)
I haven't really trusted outside news and was anxious to come home and find out what is really going on here.
Soo many emotions.
I'm sure I don't have to go into detail.
Here is what I am interested in though.

I would like to create a zine for people who were affected by the storm. I'm tired of hearing people outside of the south ASSUME they know what its like in the south etc. So, I wanted to ask people for their:
opinions/stories/poetry/photos/artwork etc.
If yur interested in sharing let me know! If yur not familiar with what a zine is...well its basically a magazine, but its DIY (do it yurself) style. No advertisments just me cutting and pasting and distributing out to the public! This is a chance for our voices to truly be heard!
Thanks in advance!

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BIG Show this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 7th, 2005 | 12:43 pm
posted by: crazyhead in katrinarelief

Mardi Gras Rocks!
For Hurricane Katrina and Rita
November 12!
At the Bridge water Pub, Bridgeton nj
From 4 pm to 1 am
Tickets are $4 in advance and 5 at the door
Disciples of groove
Leeds kin
Dave Smith Project
Real cool yeah
Da Pact
True Rumors

Come on costume!
Prizes and fun!
Beads will be sold at the door!

Contact me for more info!!

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Help Child Advocacy Centers

Oct. 23rd, 2005 | 09:39 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

Child Advocacy Centers of the Gulf Coast Need HelpCollapse )

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ShelterFinder Needs Volunteers

Oct. 6th, 2005 | 04:29 pm
posted by: mrscake in katrinarelief

Apologies in advance for the crossposting...

Shelterfinder.org needs active contributors to take on a variety of tasks.

1. Data gathering - Shelter data needs updating, verification to keep the shelter data current. Data gatherers use search engines and other links to compile/update the data, but novel ideas on how to improve our data gathering would be great

2. Shelter Coordinators - We need people who can serve as liasons with shelters and relief organizations to establish direct communication so that we can share data and work cooperatively.

3. We need help with public relations and outreach to improve our visibility and communication

4. We need more technical people, especially php/msql coders to help Anand, who has supported and maintained most of the code to date,

5. There are a variety of other possibilities and untapped development options for those interested in contributing

Please look around the site and join one or both mailing lists indicated in the Shelterfinder Wiki Pages, http://www.katrinahelp.info/wiki/index.php/ShelterFinder . Drop a line to introduce yourself, get a login to edit the dbase if thats one of the tasks you are planning to contribute to, and share your ideas/feedback about the project

Looking forward to your contribution!

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Another way to help

Sep. 30th, 2005 | 11:19 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief


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Katrina and your IRA

Sep. 29th, 2005 | 10:37 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief


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Baby/Toddler Girl Socks

Sep. 26th, 2005 | 03:37 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

I have some extra brand new socks from size 3-6 months to 3t I'd like to send to something hurricane related. I know most of the charities got lots of clothing, but I'd understood socks were a need.

Please let me know where I can donate them?

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New Orleans Lives

Sep. 26th, 2005 | 01:11 pm
posted by: tsaress in katrinarelief

I've just started an forum in support of New Orleans which covers various New Orleans items including books music relating to New Orleans.
It also has general sections for books, movies, tv series and general chat. It's a very new forum and I'm looking for people to help me find more info about New Orleans and also pictures. Please join New Orleans Lives here.


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Eat out and help hurricane victims

Sep. 23rd, 2005 | 04:35 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief


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Sep. 23rd, 2005 | 12:20 am
mood: hopefulhopeful
posted by: niamhstar in katrinarelief

OK kids, heres the deal. Yes, this does connect to New Orleans, I promise :)

There's a contest called "The Biz" going on right now via AOL. This amazing band In Winter is involved. Many of you probably know the singer Kara Hill, a gorgeous redheaded woman who lived in NOLA for many years. After another small miracle the guy representing In Winter, Josh, is in the final six.

Please go to http://www.thebiz.com/competitors/vote and vote for Josh.

You can click on the link labeled "check out the bands he would sign" to see and hear Josh promoting the In Winter song "June"

If Josh wins, In Winter will be signed to a major label, and that would rule. Please help them out.

Aside from being amazingly dedicated and talented, they are an incredibly compassionate and caring group. After hearing about Hurricaine Katrina, Kara (the singer) immediately started organizing relief concerts and donations. In addition, she even gave me an entire bag of old clothing, jewelry, CDs, and posters so I would have something to start college with. You just don't find that kind of attitude nowadays. These are people you WANT to see make it, unlike the majority of pretentious bands who are signed today.

You all have my undying gratitude for this, and anyone who reposts this will be loved by me (and them!) forever. Thanks a ton.

P.S. They updated some stuff on their page too, check it out.

<3 Heather

(Xposted like crazy)

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We've Got Your Back Update

Sep. 20th, 2005 | 11:24 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

Having just shipped out a backpack to the www.dosomething.org We've got your back campaign, I contacted them to see if the storm would affect them as the mail to address is in Houston.

This is their reply
Read more...Collapse )

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Another good hurricane relief blog

Sep. 20th, 2005 | 01:50 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief


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Snopes already debunking Katrina rumors

Sep. 20th, 2005 | 11:09 am
posted by: shelaghc in katrinarelief

You can always depend on the hardworking folks at Snopes to be on top of what's real and what's not in the electronic world.

They've got an entire section devoted to what are rumors and what's real concerning Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath.

crossposting to my LJ, be_bold and katrinarelief.

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Plaquemines Parish - housekeeping stuff needed

Sep. 20th, 2005 | 09:32 am
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

Emily Campbell, an engineer in Plaquemines Parish, is in the process of setting up mobile trailers to use as temporary shelters in Belle Chase, Initially these will be used to house the workers who have been there for the past 3 weeks working search and rescue and now on rebuilding the infrastructure in order for this community's residents to return. The majority of these people have been working in deplorable conditions without the most basic needs any relief that can be provided will be greatly appreciated.
Please new items are much easier to handle
plates,cups,eating utensils
dish cloths and towels
dish washing liquid
bath towels, wash cloths
liquid bath soap
shaving cream
queen sized sheets, mattress pads, blankets,
small coffe maker, filters, coffee
anything you can think of to set up housekeeping on a small scale
Please use the following address
Emily Campbell
Administration Building Belle Chase
106 Avenue G
Belle Chase, LA 70037

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Hurricane Relief Site with specific families in need

Sep. 19th, 2005 | 10:41 am
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief


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Urgent item needs from MS Shelters

Sep. 17th, 2005 | 11:19 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

Urgent needs for the following shelters:

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Perhaps the most appropriate fund-raiser for New Orleans to date

Sep. 16th, 2005 | 05:28 pm
posted by: shelaghc in katrinarelief

gacked from _dharmamama

If mine were a little less saggy, I might have considered donating a shot of my rack myself. *g*

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Gear for the rescue/recovery workers.

Sep. 16th, 2005 | 10:27 am
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

A fire department in Jackson, MS who need the following critical equipment and supplies for the folks working the front lineCollapse )

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Sep. 15th, 2005 | 10:51 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

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Article on recovering flooded out hard drives from WWL tv

Sep. 15th, 2005 | 12:19 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief

Feel free to share:


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Updated Katrina LJ Communities

Sep. 15th, 2005 | 11:38 am
mood: productive
posted by: ziasudra in katrinarelief

I've compiled an updated list of LJ communities that help with Katrina relief.

Note # 1: I’ve separated the currently active communities from the inactive ones. I deem a comm inactive if there hasn’t been any new post in the past week or so. Please do take a look at the inactive ones if you have a chance. New activities may have sprung up since my last visit.

Note #2: Please note that the weather-focused communities have started to discuss non-Katrina subjects. Be prepared to wade through landslides and Ophelia if you’re specifically looking for Katrina information.

Note #3: Much, much thanks to kletta for providing me with the names of many of the comms in this list!

Now onto the list, behind the cut...Collapse )

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Sep. 15th, 2005 | 10:46 am
posted by: korsyn13 in katrinarelief

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Katrina Relief

Sep. 14th, 2005 | 06:48 pm
posted by: lesliepear in katrinarelief


Company Helping with Footwear Donations

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