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hello [Mar. 14th, 2007|12:34 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

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Hi, I'm Shannon. I am a 25 year old case worker with Catholic Charities in the 9th Ward, and a volunteer mental health counselor at the Common Ground Health Clinic in Algiers. I moved to New Orleans from Chicago last June to help, and thought I'd join this community to meet others interested in Gulf Coast recovery. =)
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GRANT OPPORTUNITY: New Voices Gulf Coast Tranformation Fellowship [Oct. 16th, 2006|02:45 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

**Please Pass this along**

October 16, 2006

Dear Colleague:

I write to let you know about a new grant opportunity that will be focused on achieving justice in the Gulf Coast Region. The New Voices Gulf Coast Transformation Fellowship is a response to the harm and displacement caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Eligible nonprofit organizations will be those located in Alabama, Louisiana, or Mississippi; in three cities with large numbers of displaced residents (Atlanta, Dallas, or Houston); or in the Gulf Coast regions of Florida or Texas. The New Voices funding will address needs, solve problems, and defend human rights in six sponsored program areas: Human Rights, HIV/AIDS, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Reproductive Rights, and Women’s Rights.

This grant opportunity is an initiative of the New Voices National Fellowship, a program administered by the Academy for Educational Development and made possible with support from the Ford Foundation. New Voices is a national grantmaking initiative focused on leadership development, nonprofit strengthening, and empowering talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. The fellowship enables diverse candidates with compelling backgrounds or interests to launch a career in social justice, even as it supports small nonprofits in staffing up for innovative, impactful human rights work. A unique aspect of the program is that the host nonprofit and its proposed Fellow apply jointly for the grant.

Organizations that conduct policy research and analysis, policy advocacy, litigation, community organizing, popular education, leadership development, and demonstration projects with a systems change approach and an evaluation component are eligible. Organizations that propose to provide only direct services to individuals are not eligible.

For a complete overview, you may also want to download the 2007 grant application from the New Voices web site, http://newvoices.aed.org.

For additional information or feedback, please contact New Voices staff by phone at 202-884-8051, email us at newvoice@aed.org, or send us a letter of intent (see enclosed instructions) by Monday, December 4, 2006. Complete grant applications are due on Monday, February 5, 2007. We look forward to hearing from you.

So Yeon Kang
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(no subject) [Aug. 29th, 2006|10:36 am]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

My name is Lisa Blankemeyer and I'm a 17year old from Vermont and was looking for a way to help out. I was thinking about flying down in November when my school is on vacation but I couldn't find any volunteer organizations on the internet. Wondering if you knew someone I could email, call, basically just talk to in general about helping out. Thanx.
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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2006|09:14 am]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.
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 spread the word and 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.

x-posted to katrinahelp and call_to_action.
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Call for submissions [Mar. 20th, 2006|03:32 am]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.
Eight Months Later:
Theorizing Student Responses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

An Interdisciplinary Student Conference, Emory University
April 28-29

This student conference seeks the following for submission:

• High quality, well written scholarly papers
• Research project presentations
• Visual or performance art, including but not limited to photography, theater, film, music, and storytelling
• Workshop facilitators
• Service project coordinators
• Speakers for panel discussions

All submissions are due March 24, 2006 and must relate to the conference topic. Submissions will be reviewed and those chosen will be announced by April 7, 2006.

Email me at mhamrai at emory.edu for more info

Please forward widely.

We are looking especially for displaced students to share their experiences. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Hello [Oct. 23rd, 2005|12:40 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

Hiya there. I'm Ming. I'm from Grtena Lousiana. I was searching for some communties for helping katrina victims. Indeed i am one myself but i'm am much more lucky then some other people. I just wanted to thank al of you for helping Louisiana.

Right now today i started to help with donation services for Katrina victims. It made me cry how people lost so many things, so many lvoed ones. It's hurting so much just to see the look on peple's faces when they lost what they care for most. Their state.

Thank you so much. and I'm speaking for my family and friends.
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Zine #2. is ready: FEMA cancels free water to people with no plumbing: racism, classism, sexism [Oct. 14th, 2005|04:35 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.


Hello community members and all everywhere..,

I would like to share with you a zine called "The Open Source Classism, Racism, and Sexism Project: Hurricane Katrina, The Blogosphere And Corporate Media... "White People Find, Black People Loot." Zine #2 (second edition with updates from all over the world) of this new not-for profit zine (independent magazine) printable from online is now ready.  This issue talks about many, many issues including the following issues: Censorship, FEMA Deliberately Sabotaging Hurricane Relief Efforts; African People's Solidarity Committee Statement on Hurricane Katrina; Campus Activism Administration's Agreement Regarding Classism and Racism; Building Progressive Infrastructure:   Taking Friendster and MySpace Down - Building a Noncommercial Non-Sexist, Non-Racist Alternative – by Aaron Kreider, founder of Campus Activism, with responses by many, many livejournal users over the last four days.............

It is only 20 pages long. Please print them out and place them in your home, activist group, local co-ops, local coffee shops, collectives, libraries and other places. In this first issue I included 18 pages, so that you can create your own page 20 (add your agreements, disagreements with this publication, add a flyer for your activist project, your activist group, your distro, your band, etc.,) and then publish this publication as a 20 page booklet on the front and back of 5 sheets of 11" x 17" (or 279 x 432 mm) paper.

What is most revolutionary about this zine, is that it lets everyone in this community, place the issues that matter most to them on page 20 and circualte it along with other news that is not getting enough media attention.  That is the Open Source nature of this project.

There are a lot of privileged (progressive and conservative) people who would like to censor, ignore and sweep it all under the rug, including all the increasing ongoing injustices regarding Hurricane Katrina, but with your help we can make certain that the issue is not censored until those suffering most receive justice!  For those unaware, FEMA has recently turned away charities who want to deliver water to women and children in New Orleans with no pumbling.

Submissions are currently being accepted for issue #3. The submission process is on the zine. Thank you!

solidarity and love for all


On either of these websites http://www.opensource.dsame.com or http://www.campusactivism.org/displayresource-487.htm you will find two issues:  #1 and issue #2 of this zine in both pdf format and document format.  Special thanks to everyone who who spoke up in solidarity and kindness, your supportive and positive comments are appreciated!  The longer that Hurricane victims suffer, the more that privileged people on and off the internet want to ignore those who are suffering (and they will come up with every excuse to do it).  Thank you  :o)


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Shelter resource + call for data entry volunteers [Sep. 22nd, 2005|03:17 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.
Greetings all,

We have created an online dbase of shelters. It can be used to help people search for loved ones where KatrinaList.net fails, and it can be also updated with real time data to assist with efficient allocation of resources.

You can search the database here:

and you can volunteer to help us with searching the web, data entry or phone calls (you don't need to leave your home!) by sending an e-mail to shelterfinder@gmail.com.

Thanks, and I hope to hear from you!


apologies for crossposting
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Why are people living inside the Astro Dome? [Sep. 20th, 2005|12:22 pm]
2005 Hurricane Katrina--Help make a difference.

The same week as Katrina I was pondering why people were being shipped off to live on football fields, gymnasiums as well as other shelters where they have to live on top of each other when we as a country have at least 100 closed former military bases all across the country they could go to. I've even lived on an air force base that closed while we were there. Former military bases are really just ready made small towns almost all of these bases listed below already have: Houses, Apartments, Shopping Centers, Grocery Stores, Schools, Banks, Movie Theaters, Gas Stations, Libraries, Churches, Police Stations, Gyms, Sports Fields ie: Baseball, Football etc, Camp Grounds, Fishing Lakes, Picnic Areas, Office Buildings, Bowling Alleys, Play Grounds, Rec Centers, Golf Courses, Hospitals, Fast Food Resuraunts, and some even have their own small airports. They are basicly just empty small towns just standing there waiting for people. I know the one I live on they just took the applinaces out and boarded up all the windows and doors. All they would need would be a stove and fridge and some electricity turned back on.

These are the bases closed only since 1988. It's gonna take years to rebuild, I would rather live at one of these than in some trailer the government gave me. This is what they do, show people the list, ask them where they want to go and boom, the whole town just relocates.

1988 Commission
16 Major Closures

1. Army Material Tech Lab, MA
2. Cameron Station, VA
3. Chanute AFB, IL
4. Fort Douglas, UT
5. Fort Sheridan, IL
6. George AFB, CA
7. Jefferson Proving Ground, IN
8. Lexington Army Depot, KY
9. Mather AFB, CA
10. Naval Station Brooklyn, NY
11. Naval Station Lake Charles, LA
12. Naval Station, Galveston, TX
13. Norton AFB, CA
14. Pease AFB, NH
15. Philadelphia Naval Hospital, PA
16. Presidio of San Francisco, CA

1991 Commission
26 Major Closures

1. Bergstrom AFB, TX (Active Component Only)
2. Carswell AFB, TX
3. Castle AFB, CA
4. Chase Field NAS, TX
5. Eaker AFB, AR
6. England AFB, LA
7. Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN
8. Fort Devens, MA
9. Fort Ord, CA
10. Grissom AFB, IN
11. Hunters Point Annex, CA
12. Loring AFB, ME
13. Lowry AFB, CO
14. Moffett NAS, CA
15. Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
16. NAV ElecSysEngrCtr, San Diego, CA
17. Naval Station Long Beach, CA
18. Naval Station Philadelphia, PA
19. Naval Station Puget Sound, WA
20. Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA
21. Richards-Gebaur ARS, MO
22. Rickenbacker AGB, OH
23. Sacramento Army Depot, CA
24. Tustin MCAS, CA
25. Williams AFB, AZ
26. Wurtsmith AFB, MI

1993 Commission
28 Major Closures

1. Charleston Naval Shipyard, SC
2. Defense Per. Support Center, PA
3. Gentile Air Force Station, OH (DESC)
4. Homestead AFB, FL
5. K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI
6. Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
7. MCAS El Toro, CA
8. Naval Air Station Agana, Guam
9. Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI
10. Naval Air Station Cecil Field, FL
11. Naval Air Station Dallas, TX
12. Naval Air Station Glenview, IL
13. Naval Airs Station Alameda, CA
14. Naval Aviation Depot Alameda, CA
15. Naval Aviation Depot Norfolk, VA
16. Naval Aviation Depot Pensacola, FL
17. Naval Hospital Oakland, CA
18. Naval Station Charleston, SC
19. Naval Station Mobile, AL
20. Naval Station Staten Island, NY
21. Naval Station Treasure Island, CA
22. Naval Training Center Orlando, FL
23. Naval Training Center San Diego, CA
24. NESEC, St. Inigoes, MD
25. Newark AFB, OH
26. O'Hare IAP ARS, IL
27. Plattsburgh AFB, NY
28. Vint Hill Farms, VA

1995 Commission
27 Major Closures

1. Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal, NJ
2. Bergstrom Air Reserve Base, TX
3. Defense Dist. Depot Memphis, TN
4. Defense Distribution Depot Ogden, UT
5. Fitzsimoms Army Medical Center, CO
6. Fleet Industrial SU. Center, Oakland, CA
7. Fort Chaffee, AR
8. Fort Holabird, MD
9. Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
10. Fort McClellan, AL
11. Fort Pickett, VA
12. Fort Ritchie, MD
13. McClellan AFB, CA
14. Naval Air Facility, Adak, AK
15. Naval Air Station, South Weymoth, MA
16. Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Indianapolis, IN
17. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, CA
18. NAWC, Aircraft Div., Warminster, PA
19. NAWC, Crane Division Detachment, Louisville, KY
20. NSWC, Dahlgren Division Detachment, White Oak, MD
21. Oakland Army Base, CA
22. Ontario IAP Air Guard Station, CA
23. Resse AFB, TX
24. Roslyn Air Guard Station, NY
25. Savanna Army Depot Activity, IL
26. Seneca Army Depot, NY
27. Ship Repair Facility, Guam
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