KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION

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 -

    IMPORTANT E-MAIL LISTTING

    • Kevinpowe@aol.com [mailto:Kevinpowe@aol.com]

PLEASE READ EMAIL IN ITS ENTIRETY and PLEASE POST and or FORWARD - KEVIN POWELL

    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • CANAL ROOM
    • 285 West Broadway, at Canal Street
    • downtown Manhattan in New York City
    • 21 and over with ID, and please RSVP to _cher_harrison@yahoo.com_
    • (mailto:cher_harrison@yahoo.com)

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....

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED
    1. Clothing for children and adults PRESS THIS BUTTON AND YOU WILL RETURN TO THE PREVIOUS PAGE
    2. Adult shoes and sneakers
    3. Adult socks
    4. Children's shoes and sneakers
    5. Children socks
    6. Bottles of water
    7. Diapers
    8. Baby wipes
    9. Baby food
    10. Baby aspirin
    11. Aspirin
    12. Vitamins
    13. Toilet paper
    14. Sanitary napkins
    15. Portable radios with batteries
    16. Plastic forks, knives, and spoons
    17. Cotton balls
    18. Cotton swabs
    19. Hydrogen peroxide BUT NOT rubbing alcohol, because that is flammable
    20. Band aids
    21. Shaving cream
    22. Male AND female razors
    23. Blankets
    24. Air mattresses
    25. Sheets
    26. Pillows and pillow cases
    27. Gift cards for gas
    28. Wal mart gift cards
    29. Garbage bags
    30. Cleaning supplies
    31. Soap
    32. Toothpaste and toothbrushes
    33. Flashlights
    34. Batteries
    35. Candles
    36. Books for children, including coloring books
    37. Books for adults
    38. Magazines

French Quarters

Bourbon Street in French Quarters

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.


From New Orleans to Dream Center Shelther in Los Angeles

Man in Front of House at 7th Ward in New Orleans

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........

KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATION
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund
    • PO Box 803209
    • Dallas, TX 75240

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


Flood Victims at Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson Mississippi

Children & Parents Peering Through a Mississippi Trade Mart Window in Jackson Mississippi

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


Civil Center/Lake Charles Louisiana





Evacuees on a Bus
KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATION
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • NAACP Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
    • 4805 Mt. Hope Drive
    • Baltimore, MD 21215

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....


Fire Fighting in New Orleans

Foundations & Homes

Flooded Streets of New Orleans

KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS
  • CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE - Please also consider making a donation by check or money order to the NAACP Disaster Relief Fund. We are also collecting donations of:
    1. Children’s items: Sleeping bags, slippers, pillows, pajamas
    2. Personal hygiene items
    3. New or gently used clothes
    4. School supplies
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • Center for LIFE Outreach Center
    • 121 Saint Landry Street
    • Lafayette, LA 70506
    • atten.: Minister Pamela Robinson
    • 1-337-504-5374
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • Mohammad Mosque 65
    • 2600 Plank Road
    • 2600 Plank Road
    • atten.: Minister Andrew Muhammad
    • 1-225-923-1400
    • 1-225-357-3079
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • Lewis Temple CME Church
    • 272 Medgar Evers Street
    • Grambling, LA 71245
    • atten.: Rev. Dr. Ricky Helton
    • 1-318-247-3793
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • St. Luke Community United Methodist Church
    • c/o Hurricane Katrina Victims
    • 5710 East R.L. Thornton Freeway
    • Dallas, TX 75223
    • atten.: Pastor Tom Waitschies
    • 1-214-821-2970
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    • S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
    • 3815 Live Oak
    • Houston, Texas 77004
    • atten.: Deloyd Parker
    • 1-713-521-0641

Alternative media outlets where you can get a more accurate and balanced presentation of the New Orleans catastrophe....


New Orleans Saints (a moment of sillence) at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland CA

Cemetery outside Saint Patrick's Church in Plaquemines Parish lies under floodwaters / Port Sulphur Louisiana
KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF EDITORIALS

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


During the second week Big Easy makes a slow recovery from the mighty storm.
KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION
    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    1. Items needed by survivors of the New Orleans catastrophe
    2. Monetary donations
    3. Where you can ship non perishable items
    4. Alternative media outlets
    5. Five things you can do to help immediately

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....

    IMPORTANT ADDRESS LISTTING

    1. APRIL SILVER, Akila Worksongs
    2. 718-756-8501 or_ pr.media@akilaworksongs.com_
    3. (mailto:pr.media@akilaworksongs.com)