Tuesday, October 11, 2005

CURRENT FOCUS

What Now?

Shelter is what now. September was medical supply and personel month, because the need was immediate and dire. Now the outstanding need is shelter. People are sleeping in make-shift shacks in LA and MS, so we're concentrating on shelters - temporary ones, and the repair of those homes that can be repaired.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

NEWS AND STATUS REPORTS

BATON ROUGE

BILOXI

HOUMA

MORGAN CITY

NEW ORLEANS

SLIDELL


ADD OTHERS IN COMMENTS, AND WE'LL REPOST THEM HERE.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

General Announcements

We contact command centers and evacuation facilities to check their status, and we record their high priority needs to this site. People are invited to make requests on behalf of emergency command centers and evacuation facilities, but must leave a working phone number and/or e-mail address - preferably both, in addition to the full street address.

If you know anyone who has internet access, a phone, and might be willing to help us help people get what they need in the disaster zone, please e-mail or call them about our site. If you'd like to work with us, please introduce yourself in the comments section of this post. We're glad to have your help.


If you're looking for goods and/or services, or would like to vounteer goods and/or services, those posts have their own specific comment areas. All areas are constantly monitored.

Priority requests are placed in the EMERGENCY UPDATE area. Emergency Command Personel and Medical Volunteers will get a 7 minute e-mail or phone response (remember to leave the number in the e-mail) between 6:AM and 10:PM Pacific time, by emailing iceknife (at) lmi.net .


Thanks for participating!

( Don't trust the timestamps on these index page posts, we have to manipulate them to maintain the order in which they're viewed.)


IMPORTANT NOTE: ONCE YOU FILL A SPECIFIC NEED, LET US KNOW! We don't want to have volunteers drive across the state only to find they're no longer needed!

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE and NOTICES

Please use the comments area of this post to list SPECIAL ASSISTANCE and SPECIAL NOTICES, like where evacuees can collect their social security checks, where the special needs shelters are, etc... IMPORTANT items only!

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Please use the comments area of this post to list general assistance available to hurricane Katrina victims. That includes general services offered by government or other institutions, but not by grassroots groups or individuals. It also doesn't include special IMPORTANT services and notices, which have their own discussion area.

GOODS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE

This is an area for listing the goods, services, and assistance of all kinds being offered to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

THIS IS WHERE TO VOLUNTEER GENERAL OR SPECIFIC HELP, EITHER FROM A DISTANCE OR IN PERSON... unless you want to help US, in which case, go to comments under the first post from the top. Thanks!

SERVICES NEEDED

This is an area for listing the services and assistance of all kinds, skilled and general, needed in the cities surrounding New Orleans.

GOODS NEEDED: GENERAL

This is the area for lisiting general items like toiletries, clothing, recreational and personal items, camping and survival gear, tools, and misc. equipment needed in the cities surrounding New Orleans.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO MARK ALL DONATION CONTENTS CLEARLY ON CONTAINERS!

GOODS NEEDED: FOOD & FLUIDS

This is the area for lisiting food, beverages, and related equipment needed in the cities surrounding New Orleans.

GOODS NEEDED: MEDICAL

This is the area for lisiting medical supplies and equipment needed in the cities surrounding New Orleans.