These organizations are set up for faster, local service for those that need it in the gulf region. You can send money, apply your hotel points for housing, or send actual goods (see list of what's needed and addresses below).
Grassroots / Low-income / People of Color-led Hurricane Katrina Relief
List of organizations based in the Black community, compiled by hip-hop artist Kevin Powell
List of relief organizations compiled by AlterNet (alternative media site)
Offers of Housing to the Uprooted: MoveOn.org
"They can provide medical supplies and cash grants to smaller local clinics who are not Red Cross affiliates."
Jazz Foundation of America
Helping jazz musicians in New Orleans
A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP IMMEDIATELY
1. Cut and past the information in this e-blast about
a. Items needed by survivors of the New Orleans catastrophe
b. Monetary donations
c. Where you can ship non-perishable times
d. Alternative media outlets
e. A few 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 organization.
2. Voice your opinion to local and national media and to elected officials, via letter, email, op-ed article or phone call regarding the coverage of the New Orleans catastrophe.
a. ACTION: Improve Racial Justice Coverage of Katrina
Posted by Lisa at September 14, 2005 02:16 PM