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Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Relief Organizations: sparkplugfoundation.org, to donate to organizations who are:
• Organizing at the grassroots level in New Orleans, Biloxi, Houston and other affected areas.

• Providing immediate disaster relief to poor people and people of color.

• Directed by, or accountable to, poor people and people of color.

• Fostering the democratic inclusion of poor people and people of color in the rebuilding process.

Emergency Aid: Action
• Emergency Phone Numbers for People in Distress:
(225) 925-7708 / 7709 / 3511 / 7412

• Craigslist: Temporary Shelter

• MoveOn: Hurricane Housing

• NOLA activist-sponsored housing: Temporary Shelter

• Craigslist: Volunteer

• Craigslist: All Aid Listings

Emergency Aid: Donate
• Second Harvest: 1-800-771-2303 or secondharvest.org

• Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or redcross.org/

• Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or er-d.org

• United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or methodistrelief.org

• Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or salvationarmyusa.org

• Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or catholiccharitiesusa.org

• FEMA Charity tips: fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

• National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: nvoad.org

Missing Persons
• Craigslist: neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/

• NOLA.com: nola.com/forums/searching/

• livingtestate.com: http://livingtestate.com/phpbb2/index.php

• stoffaproductions.com: http://www.stoffaproductions.com/community/

• yahoogroups.com: groups.yahoo.com/group/katrina-refugees/

• Hurricane Katrina Recovery

News On The Ground
• Stranded employees: livejournal.com/users/interdictor/

• New Orleans post-Katrina wiki (Links to chats, blogs, police/red cross scanners): wiki.nola-intel.org

Other Resources
• FEMA:
fema.gov/press/2005/resources_katrina.shtm

• wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

• WWLTV Updates: Katrina Updates

• Houma Courier: houmatoday.com

• US Coast Guard: uscg.mil

• US Coast Guard Storm Watch: uscgstormwatch.com

Assorted Chicago Indymedia posts:
Katrina housing drive | Hastert's Office Flip-flops on Hurricane Relief Funds | 'This is criminal': Report from New Orleans | Why Red Cross is not in New Orleans | Houston Indymedia helps build low-power radio at Astrodome for hurricane victims

 

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