Important Instructions - call or e-mail these organizatios to make sure that they are still in opperation before sending items. We will try to post additional material as soon as we receive additional information or changes. - Norma J. - September 9th 2005
This list was put together by KEVIN POWELL in New York. He can be contacted at -
PLEASE READ EMAIL IN ITS ENTIRETY and PLEASE POST and or FORWARD - KEVIN POWELL
Admission is FREE but you MUST bring one or more of the following items for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. These items will be loaded onto a big truck in front of CANAL ROOM and driven directly to Claiborne County Health Center in Port Gibson, Mississippi, run by Dr. Demitri Marshall. It is one of the closest rescue and help centers in the New Orleans area and in a position to really get these items to people in need. PLEASE make sure clothing and shoes and sneakers are new OR clean and in good condition....
If you are placing donated items in a bag PLEASE LABEL. For example, Children's shoes or Adult shoes, or Children's clothes or Adult clothes.
We will NOT be taking monetary donations. See information below on where you can send financial contributions.
CANAL ROOM ownership is generously donating the space but there will be a CASH BAR ALL NIGHT.
Guest deejays, musical performers, and corporate sponsors to be announced shortly
Monetary donations can be sent to these outlets, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need........
OR you can make an online donation by going to _www.blackamericaweb.com/relief_ (http://www.blackamericaweb.com/relief) This fund has been set up by nationally syndicated radio personality TOM JOYNER
NAACP Disaster Relief Efforts
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.
Checks can be sent to the NAACP payable to
Donations can also be made online at _www.naacp.org/disaster/contribute.php_ (http://www.naacp.org/disaster/contribute.php) FYI, the NAACP, founded in 1909, is America's oldest civil rights organization.
_www.teamrescueone.com_ (http://www.teamrescueone.com/) Set up by native New Orleans rapper Master P and his wife Sonya Miller
You can mail or ship non perishable items to these following locations, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need....
Alternative media outlets where you can get a more accurate and balanced presentation of the New Orleans catastrophe....
PLEASE VISIT all these websites.
Five things you can do to help immediately
1. Duplicate what we are doing elsewhere in New York City, in your city or town, on your college campus, at your church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious institution, via your fraternity or sorority, or via your local civic or social organization.
2. Cut and paste the information in this eblast about
and share this information, as a ONE SHEET, with folks near and far, via email, or as a hand out at your event, religious institution, and with your civic or social organization.
3. Voice your opinion to local and national media, and to elected officials, via letter, email, op ed article, or phonecall, regarding the coverage of the New Orleans catastrophe, as well as to the federal government's on going handling of the situation.
4. Ask the hotel you frequent, such as the Marriott or Holiday Inn, to give your hotel points to an individual or family in need of a stay for a night, a few nights, or longer, depending on how many points you have. Be sure to get confirmation that your points have been applied in that way. Encourage others to do the same. Also inquire if your airline frequent flyer mileage can be used for hotel stays as well. Finally, either offer to pay for hotel rooms, or encourage others to do so, including your place of employment or worship or your organization.
5. Dare to care about other human beings, no matter their race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, geography, culture, clothing, hairstyle, or accent or language. Like September 11th, the New Orleans catastrophe is a harsh reminder that all life is precious, as is each day we have on this earth.
AND REMEMBER that our attention and response to the New Orleans catastrophe needs to happen in three stages...DISASTER, RECOVERY, and REBUILDING. We need you for all three stages.
Media inquiries for BENEFIT for New Orleans....