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Sep. 7th, 2005 @ 04:28 pm
You can make care packages to send to familes who have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina and have kids in the NICU/PICUCollapse )

help at no cost to you today Sep. 7th, 2005 @ 01:58 pm
wispa has posted: ”I'm currently adding new friends to my list and counting everyones (meaning everyone on my friends list excluding communities) TOTAL # of posts and using that number multiplied by $.01 (i can't go much higher than that because i'm a broke college student!) to get a monetary value that i will donate to the red cross!” Today is the last day for this project.

(crossposted to hurricankatrina, katrina_info, katrina_relief1, katrinahelpinfo, and katrinarelief)

Sep. 5th, 2005 @ 11:10 pm

Copying a wonderful idea from many other LJers.


For every comment I recieve on this post, I will donate 1$ to the Red Cross for the Survivors of Katrina.

Just comment, it's the least you can do.


Sep. 5th, 2005 @ 08:20 pm
I work for Kroger and my company is matching 100% of employee donations to The American Red Cross throughout the month of September. I have already donated money and will continue to do so as much as I can. If you would like to turn your $1 donation into $2 or $10 into $20 I will be collecting and turning in the donations to Kroger to match the amount dollar for dollar. I promise there is nothing in it monetarily for me, I am just offering a way for people who want to donate to double their contribution. Donations can be sent by Paypal to jessifly_LJ@yahoo.com or email me for more information.

I will be donating a portion of all new sales from jessifly_sales to www.americanhumane.org and www.aspca.org/disaster for the animal victims. I have also volunteered to be a foster home for pets from a shelter in Jackson, MS. So far they have over three hundred pets that were turned over by their owners because they could no longer care for them due to having lost their homes. They will provide the animals transportation to your home. For more information please email:
First Name Last Name
Your Vet's #

Displaced College Students Resource: Masterlist Sep. 5th, 2005 @ 08:19 pm
Announcing two resources for displaced college students!

alchemy_gryph from academics_anon has put together a list of schools that are accepting displaced college students on her LJ:
♦ Alphabetical list of colleges and universities accepting displaced students, A-I, J-O, and P-Z.

compscilin took the initiative to transfer the data from that list and from others’ LJ lists onto a Wikinews page so information can be more accessible to the general public:
Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students

The page is being constantly renewed, with more than 65 school announcements still to be added. If you are a student, or have made a similar list and noticed that a certain school is not listed, please feel free to contribute to the masterlist by doing one of two things:

1. Edit the new information directly into the Wikinews page (instructions here and here ).

2. Leave a comment at the discussion page or at the instructions page. Someone will take your comment and edit your contribution into the article.

Please help spread the word!

x-posted to ziasudra and to various LJ communities.
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Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color -led Hurricane Katrina Relief


(x-posted a couple places)
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I would like to go volunteer at the site of the hurricane damage

I live in California

I was thinking of travelling to Biloxi to help out

What is the best way to get there?
I was thinking of Flying as close as possible and then renting a car...
does anyone know the closest open airport?

What about somewhere to stay?
a campground would be the cheapest (the cheaper the longer I can stay)...
but is there even a nearby campground open?
I could pay for a hotel... but where is the closest city with a hotel open?
I wouldn't want to take free shelter from a refugee who needs it...

ideas would be appreciated!
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Besides italianchick589, edna_blackadder and x0_da_emster_0x will also donate if you comment them, and merrivere has a special donation-for-poems/jokes/your-favorite-class-and-teacher project running until until 6:00 PM Central time today.

You can also help Katrina survivors (and others) just by visiting click-to-donate sites. There, clicking on a button will take you to a page of ads, and the advertisers will then donate money to charity. Usually, only one click per day per computer is counted.
Clicking at The Hunger Site helps Katrina survivors. America’s Second Harvest lists both that and Dannon’s click-to-donate site (haven’t they collected that $75,000 already?) as helping them.
Then there are two other sites that apparently help A2H, but I haven’t been able to check them out: Stop the Hunger and Hunger Fighters. Visiting another page that I haven’t been able to check seems to give 0.2 cents to help Katrina survivors.
Please click and spread the word! Thanks in advance!

(crossposted to cat5katrina, hpkatrinarelief, hurricankatrina, katrina_info, katrina_links, katrina_relief katrina_relief1, katrina_help, katrinahelpinfo, katrinarelief and save_nola)
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This morning I received a copy of an email from Ollie Cantos summarizing the issues facing Katrina survivors with disabilities, responders, and disability advocates and what is being done. I want to get this posted where it might be useful--crossposting to hurricane and disability communities as well as my journal. (If anyone knows how to crosspost more efficiently using Semagic, please tell me!) I'm glad to see that some resources are mobilizing to provide disability-specific relief. This email outlines a few of the practical issues involved and reasons why a response from the disability community is needed and why the resources of the FEMA and Red Cross, etc, may not be appropriate to meet the needs of people with disabilities. For additional info and resources, see http://www.katrinadisability.info.

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The Red Cross was short of blood before the hurricane. Donating blood is free. Most people can do it. It's not hard. And there are blood drives all over. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE for the next one in your area. You'll even get cookies.

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