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Volunteers needed in St Bernards Parish

Jul. 17th, 2006 | 04:06 pm
posted by: coreyann in katrinahelp

From call_to_action:

If you are interested in helping with hurricane recovery work in Louisiana, St. Bernard Parish still needs your help. We are a group of volunteers currently working at Camp Premier in St. Bernard Parish, which was one of the areas most heavily affected by the hurricane in Louisiana. We are witnessing firsthand that entire neighborhoods are still completely devastated eight months after Hurricane Katrina. In fact, the St. Bernard Parish Department of Recovery estimates that it may take up to ten years for everything to return to normal. There are hundreds of volunteers already here working to help out, but there are not nearly enough people for the amount of work that needs to be done. If you want to get involved, leave a comment and we'll let you know how you can help out!

Also, if you know of anyone or a group that might be interested in this opportunity, please send them our way! We need as much help as we can get. Also, we're going to keep a blog of what it's like to be a volunteer in St. Bernard Parish.

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Call for volunteers in St. Bernard Parish

May. 10th, 2006 | 08:44 am
posted by: save_stb_parish in katrinahelp

If you are interested in helping with hurricane recovery work in Louisiana, St. Bernard Parish still needs your help. We are a group of volunteers currently working at Camp Premier in St. Bernard Parish, which was one of the areas most heavily affected by the hurricane in Louisiana. We are witnessing firsthand that entire neighborhoods are still completely devastated eight months after Hurricane Katrina. In fact, the St. Bernard Parish Department of Recovery estimates that it may take up to ten years for everything to return to normal. There are hundreds of volunteers already here working to help out, but there are not nearly enough people for the amount of work that needs to be done. If you want to get involved, leave a comment and we'll let you know how you can help out!

Also, if you know of anyone or a group that might be interested in this opportunity, please send them our way! We need as much help as we can get. Also, we're going to keep a blog of what it's like to be a volunteer in St. Bernard Parish.

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Donate books to a New Orleans School

May. 6th, 2006 | 07:45 pm
posted by: coreyann in katrinahelp

http://www.nosm.net/index.html

"We are New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, a new public high school which opened after Katrina. We are an open enrollment school with an emphasis on science and math instruction and high standards. We're trying to build a library that will support research and independent reading, and we are starting with almost no books. Without leaving your computer, you can donate books by going to our wish list at Amazon.com. Click on the "Wish List" tab at the top of Amazon's home page and enter "NOCSAM" in all caps in the wish list search bar. Our giant wish list can be a chore to read through so we recommend you sort it by title and view it in the compact mode. Please vote with your heart for a book you loved reading or one you think every kid should read. Amazon.com automatically ships your donation to us."

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html/104-4084401-4502309?%5Fencoding=UTF8&type=wishlist&id=NLM15EDQCPNY --- quick link to the wishlist.

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Apr. 15th, 2006 | 09:46 pm
posted by: albertine in katrinahelp

x-posted

Hi beautiful people of Convergence! I just wanted to remind you guys that Above Ground is sharing a table with Adopt-a-goth in the vendor bazaar. We received a ton of donations from all your wonderful people and have been handing out clothes, toys, accessories, etc all day. We have already handed out about half of what we received and still have over 14 boxes we will open tomorrow. All you need is a valid Mississippi or Louisiana ID.

For those of you who wish to help, we could definitely use volunteers. Just show up at the table at the bazaar and relieve whoever is helping out at the time. An hour, two hours - whatever you can give to the cause.

http://www.abovegroundnola.org
http://community.livejournal.com/adopt_a_goth/


The purpose of Above Ground New Orleans is to provide a place where goths from all corners of the net can gather and donate to New Orleans goths who had their lives washed away by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Above Ground New Orleans community is here to provide support for those who have survived Hurricane Katrina and are now looking for clothing, music, necessities - whatever they need to rebuild.

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Apologies to those who have seen this post alread...

Nov. 11th, 2005 | 12:21 am
posted by: dovefeathers in katrinahelp

Just trying to really get the word out, especially on boards where there may be a lot of posts in a given day:

I'd like to invite everyone once again to please stop by the community I am trying to fuel: "Dear NoLa..." Everyone who is or who has ever been in love with New Orleans, this is a call to all of us to write her love letters in this time of need. We hope that these love letters will be read by anyone who could possibly suggest "not rebuilding". We hope to try to make our government, our fellow citizens, and the rest of the global community understand what this city is to us.

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=dearnola&mode=full

If this community gets enough posts, I hope to direct media attention to it. But we need to act fast if this idea will work. The gears are turning on a decision concerning the levee system, and hurricane season 2006 gets closer every minute.

Thank you all so much, who have left your letters so far! Please spread the word. And good luck to you all. -Ari

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Dear NoLa... love letters to our city

Nov. 10th, 2005 | 04:12 am
posted by: dovefeathers in katrinahelp

I would like to invite you all to visit the new community I am attempting to start.

This community was designed as an open invitation to everyone who is or who has ever been in love with New Orleans to write her letters in this time of need. We hope that these love letters will be read by anyone who could possibly suggest "not rebuilding". We hope to try to make our government, our fellow citizens, and the rest of the global community understand what this city is to us.

If you feel motivated to do so, please help me spread the word about this idea. I feel that if we can compile our stories, we may be able to help people understand that New Orleans is a living, breathing place, with a heart, soul, and mind. Please stop in and write NoLa a letter. Best wishes to everyone.

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=dearnola&mode=full

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ShelterFinder Needs Volunteers

Oct. 6th, 2005 | 04:28 pm
posted by: mrscake in katrinahelp

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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Hurricane Relief T-shirt. Help rebuild and buy one!

Oct. 4th, 2005 | 04:09 pm
posted by: coreyann in katrinahelp

Crossposted from neworleans by victorine:

Hurricane Relief T-shirt. Help rebuild and buy one!

Now that Brian and I have Sigh Co. Graphics up and running again we have the means to start giving something back. We decided early on that we wanted to do something to contribute to the rebuilding effort. We love our city and we want it back! Naturally we did what we do best - designed a t-shirt!

What makes our t-shirt different from all the other Katrina shirts out there? We are going to donate $10 from the sale of every t-shirt, to be split between the Tipitina's New Orleans Artist Relief Fund and the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Fund.

I have a big favor to ask of you. Please tell everyone you know about this and send them a link to this webpage that we set up. It has a link to buy the shirt and links to local charities who are helping with the rebuilding process.

http://www.sighcographics.com/rebuild/

You can also go directly here to buy the t-shirt:

http://sighco.com/rebuild_new_orleans.html

The shirt features a satellite image of Hurricane Katrina, the words "Rescue Relief Recover. Rebuild New Orleans, America's Most Colorful City," and the fleur-de-lis, symbol of our jewel of a city. Printed in the traditional colors of New Orleans and Mardi Gras - purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power - this shirt is a tribue to our favorite city, and a wish of speedy recovery for both New Orleans and its people. At the bottom of the design is a line of text that reads: "To find out how you can help, visit www.sighcographics.com/rebuild"

Thank you all for your love and support!

Gwen

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Dine for America: October 5, 2005

Oct. 3rd, 2005 | 08:24 am
posted by: coreyann in katrinahelp

Crossposted from call_to_action:

On October 5, 2005, restaurants across the country will band together in a "Dine for America" day, a national fundraising effort for the American Red Cross to help the survivors, their families and other arising needs from the Hurricane Katrina and Rita disasters. Join us on October 5th, 2005 at participating restaurants to raise funds for those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Many local restaurants are participating (click here to find restaurants near you), as well as the following national chains:
Applebees
Arbys
Black Eyed Pea
Buca di Beppo
Chili's
Chuck E. Cheese's
Friendly's
Golden Corral
IHOP
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Logan's Roadhouse
Macaroni Grill
Marie Calendar's
McAlister's Deli
Mimi's Cafe
Olive Garden
Outback Steakhouse
Red Lobster
Ruby Tuesday
Subway
Taco Bell
TGI Friday's
Tony Roma's
and tons more.


So take your friends and family out to eat on Wednesday and support a good cause!

For more information about Dine For America visit http://www.redcross.org/sponsors/howtohelp/dollars.html.

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OffBeat Magazine NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Sep. 30th, 2005 | 02:04 pm
posted by: coreyann in katrinahelp

From neworleans :

OffBeat Magazine NEEDS YOUR HELP!
OffBeat, Louisiana's independently owned-music and culture magazine, is in dire need of help. Their Frenchmen Street offices were hit hard by Katrina and now the magazine is offering lifetime subscriptions for those who can help them thru this tough time of need.

from publisher Jan Ramsey...

OffBeat was never a business that made much money; it existed from month to month, and we were always trying to keep our music and culture editorial alive via advertising.

So we don't know what will happen to the magazine at this point. Right now, just to cover taxes and to make sure all of our staff, writers and photographers have been paid for their services), we need $3,000.00. This doesn't cover what we will owe our printer, not nearly.

We are going to attempt to keep OffBeat and the Louisiana Music Directory alive via the web for the time being. Our wonderful webhosters and webmaster have been very kind to us, but they can't support us forever.

So we're appealing to our readers for financial support.

We're looking for partners, investors, financial aid, volunteer writers, graphics and web people. We're hurtin', folks!

But only our livelihood--our business--is hurting. I feel guilty asking for anything, knowing how much heartache so many others are experiencing who lost love ones, their homes, their jobs--everything.

Please pray for all of us, and if you can see fit to help us out financially, please contact me or Joseph We will offer a LIFETIME subscription to anyone in the U.S. who donates $200 to OffBeat during this difficult time or $350 for anyone outside the U.S. who helps keep OffBeat afloat. You can also purchase copies of the September issue for $5 each. All of this will help us get back on our feet. Just email us at the contact emails below and let us know if you are interested.

To get in touch with us, contact jan_v_ramsey@hotmail.com or jl_irrera@hotmail.com. Sign up for updates from OffBeat at offbeat.com via OffBeat's newsletter, the "Weekly Beat.

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