Ideas on assisting in the relief effort without going in person. Much can be done without leaving your house. Give those affected by disaster some hope, and use some of these ideas to help them.

Monday, December 31, 2007


Why We Need To Rebuild

Updates From Leslie
January and February ('06)
1/29 December
1/29 January '07
February '07

Ways To Help
Supporting Gulf Fishermen
Starting To Help From Home
2/8 Collect Boxtops For Education
Collect Labels For Education
Children's Program - Art Felt Creations

Letters To Write
Helping Pets
Animal Crisis - Supply and Volunteer Request
Animal Shelter Assistance Request

Holiday Time Request Letters
To Churches
To Companies, Universities, Hospitals, etc.
Lagniappe Day (Boxing Day)

Police Departments
Letter to Police Departments
Letter For Police PBA's

Requesting Volunteers
2/23 Getting Gardeners Involved
Letter Requesting Medical Volunteers
Letter To Get School Teachers To Volunteer Over Summer
Letter For Medical Personnel To Assist
Letter To Culinary Colleges For Staff and Students To Assist
Letter To Local Colleges To Volunteer

The Need For Heat
Letter To Assist Gulf Fisherman
Price Gouging Letter To States' Attorneys General
Letter To The Editor Suggesting Ways to Help

Financing The Volunteers
2/9 Getting Transportation for Materials
Major Airline Letter For Discounts To Volunteers
Campmor Letter For Discounts To Volunteers (may be sent to other camping stores)
Tax Write-Off Request To State And Federal Officials

2/16 Utilizing NonViolent Offenders For Recovery
1/29 Educate Your Volunteers on Infectious Diseases
Request For Rummage Sale Leftovers For MS
Letter To Local Habitat Restore

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At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having read the Katrina Coalition newsletters for awhile, I thought after spending January thru March of last year and being here since December 1st.to this date and planning on staying longer, you should know what is going on in Pearlington, Ms.
The Pearlington Center will close as of March 1st. The Center was used to distribute needed goods to the local Hancock County residents. Since the announcement of the closing, the Salvation Army has set up offices here working with the residents seeking building needs, distributing and seeing to residents personal needs. So the S.A. is doing it's job covering that portion. What is needed and lacking is volunteers to do the building. So far, religious groups of all affiliations are the backbone of volunteering but still not enough. This volunteer-need goes into all the Gulf Coast communities. Building supplies from religious organizations are arriving weekly giving the residents the opportunity to replace the FEMA trailer with a real house but need more volunteers to accomplish the goal of a family moving into a home. You mention about collecting household goods and shipping them down here. The disaster is over, the re-building should be the main consideration. Donating money to the organizations working here or sending gift certificates for the houses to be finished is the way to go. Again, it needs to be repeated....... VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.....



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