Hurricane Katrina Mutual Aid Relief

Hurricane Katrina Mutual Aid Relief

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Hurricane Katrina has affected hundreds of thousands around the United States. This page lists some alternative relief efforts which are working directly with the people affected by the hurricane, the government incompetence, and the years of racism and capitalism along the Gulf Coast.

Native Americans and Hurricane Aftermath

Indian Tribes and Hurricane Katrina: Overlooked by the Federal Government, Relief Organizations and the Corporate Media
Real Reports Returns: October 8th Native American Edition
Hurricane Relief Needed in Native American Communities of Southern Louisiana

Infoshop News and Mayday DC

Infoshop News, in conjunction with Mayday DC and members of Asheville APOC, is supporting an alternative mutual aid relief project called the Common Ground Wellness Center. This project has been set up in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans in cooperation with local residents. The project has provided medical care and supplies to hundreds of people in the past week. If you'd like to help provide mutual aid to residents of the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Katrina, please consider helping out with this effort. If you'd like to contribute money to this effort, please donate using the button linked below. Let's put our mutual aid where our mouths are and show that people can help each other without government help..

So far people have donated $6,056.62. Thank you!

Reports: First Report From Mayday DC/I-News Relief Effort in New Orleans | Community Efforts To Save Algiers, New Orleans, Continue | Statement of support from Red & Anarchist Action Network

Food Not Bombs - Southwest USA

Please help Food Not Bombs provide help for the victims of Katrina. We plan to send another busload of food to the effected area. We URGENTLY need your support! If you can help cook and serve food, have money you can donate or have the time to call groceries and warehouses for food please contact us at You can make a financial donation on line or mail checks to Food Not Bombs, P.O. Box 744, Tucson, AZ 85702. Please call (1-800-884-1136 ) or email ( ) us if you can join us on the bus or help with gas money. We intend to leave in the next two days. Our Food Not Bombs chapters in New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi have been wiped out. Our groups in Houston, Austin, San Antonio Jackson, Pensacola, Memphis and other southern cities are feeding people fleeing the disaster.

Thanks, Keith McHenry - cofounder of Food Not Bombs.

Food Not Bombs - Northeast USA

Food Not Bombs Needs Help Feeding The Victims of Katrina

Food Not Bombs groups are mobilizing all over the country to feed those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. FNB Hartford is driving a bus to Baton Rouge, LA. on Tuesday Sept. 6 where we will help setup kitchens with other Food Not Bombs volunteers. We really need your help !!!

Donations are being collected at ArtSpace Hartford @ 555 Asylum St.

To find out more check-out
To make a donation or for other ways you can help or
if you have any questions contact: Dave-860.978.3562 or Ross-860.930.2467

Reports: Hartford FNB in New Orleans Update 2

Bay Area Radical Health Collective (BARHC)

The Bay Area Radical Health Collective (BARHC) provides medical support for activists and promotes efforts to achieve accessible, high-quality health care for all. We encourage all activists to learn basic first aid to care for themselves and for their friends, coworkers, and communities. We welcome those who wish to obtain more in-depth training or use their existing medical skills and experience to support grassroots health and wellness efforts..

Reports: Report from BARHC caravan in New Orleans | Report #2 from BARHC caravan in New Orleans | Report #4 from BARHC Caravan in New Orleans

Baton Rouge Catholic Worker

Solidarity House
Baton Rouge Catholic Worker
1275 Laurel St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 504-389-9572
Publication: Baton Rouge Catholic Worker

Pastors for Peace

The pastors for peace, a grassroots solidarity aid organization that sends aid caravans to cuba (breaking the blockade) and central america, is organizing an emergency aid caravan of five trucks, five routes -- coming from iowa, LA and new york city, collecting aid along the way.....we should arrive in new orleans by the end of the week. this is people-to-people aid, no top-down bureaucracy involved. it's all volunteers, the only cost is the gas (and biodiesel, when we can get it) to get the trucks down there. any other money we collect is going to go to buy more aid for hurricane survivors. and we are taking donations of all the essentials - food (non-perishable), clothing, blankets, radios, medicine, etc.

for info, call the pastors for peace at 212-926-5757

Please send your check or money order (payable to IFCO) to:
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO)
402 W 145th Street
New York, NY 10031
write 'Hurricane Katrina' on the memo line

New York City

Emergency Meeting on the New Orleans Disaster! Tuesday, Sept 6th, 7:00pm, Bluestockings Books.

Calling all political and social radicals, autonomists, anarchists, anti-authoritarians, or anyone concerned, for an emergency meet up to discuss and plan NYC solidarity, relief / response to the catastrophe in New Orleans.

- Check-In regarding companeros and friends caught in the city or effected by the storm / flooding.

- Discussion of fundraising and assistance to individuals and groups in need.

- Collective statement on the the government's scandalous (and racist / classist) response and bungled rescue efforts.

- Planning for future discussions regarding environmental destruction and racist / classist southern culture, environmental racism, etc.

- Discussion and possible response to media misrepresentations and outright lies.

Bluestockings Books
172 Allen Street
between Stanton and Rivington

Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2005

Assist, G.A.ME Taking Donations to Katrina Victims

To Whom It May Concern:

We are requesting your assistance in helping to raise resources (monetary and other donations) for the gulf coast victims involved in the Katrina Hurricane. As you may know thousands have been displaced for several days with virtually nothing due to the deadly Katrina Hurricane that struck last week. The Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana says thousands may dead in city alone. Let's help those we can help by donating.

G.A.ME, Inc. will be sponsoring a drive from upstate New York to the gulf coast where victims are in which one to two trucks will be traveling to the gulf coast to drop-off all donations. A possible reason you should donate to G.A.ME, Inc. and other community organizations going directly to the gulf coast, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas is, none of the donations go towards our salaries and we have a likeness and a love for the people who are suffering. This delay in resources shouldn't have happened. *Donations towards Katrina victims will secure the first 100 donors a free ticket to the upcoming Black Panther Party Commemoration/G.A.ME Benefit Concert featuring artists D-Block & Dipset (NYC) 10/7/05. Tickets are not on sale. *

*Here is a list of acceptable donations:*

Monetary donations towards trucks & gas ? Canned Food - Clothing including shoes and socks ? Water (bottled) ? Diapers ? Baby wipes ? Food & baby food ? Toothpaste ? Toothbrushes ? Blankets ? Air mattresses & sheets ? Children's books ? Gas gift cards

*Here is a list of locations & members accepting donations (Last day to donate: Friday 2PM):*

*Manhattan** (main drop-off location): Hunter College, Thomas Hunter Building room 305B entrance located at Lexington Ave. between 68th & 69th Street where G.A.ME has meetings. Drop-offs can be made 2pm-6pm from Tuesday to Friday afternoon. 347-431-1826. *

*Brooklyn* (contact Greg 718-909-3085)

*Queens* (contact Neh @ 917-287-8155)

Location: 3087 Steinway St. Please call in advance.

*Bronx* (contact L. James 347-431-1826)

Location: 1451 Prospect Ave. 5C Please call in advance.

*New Jersey* (contact Jael 201-655-4482)

L. James

*Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), Inc will be on WBAI 99.5FM Monday 10PM-11PM speaking about upcoming issues affecting Katrina victims, black and Latino communities. This is a one-week effort including New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, & Manhattan. *

*Continue to help Katrina victims by donating to NAACP, Urban League, Black Churches, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, & December 12th movement in the tri-state area or people on the ground if you don't mind shipping costs:*

*Center for LIFE Outreach Center
121 Saint Landry Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
atten.: Minister Pamela Robinson

Mohammad Mosque 65
2600 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
atten.: Minister Andrew Muhammad

Lewis Temple CME Church
272 Medgar Evers Street
Grambling, LA 71245
atten.: Rev. Dr. Ricky Helton

St. Luke Community United Methodist Church
c/o Hurricane Katrina Victims
5710 East R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75223
atten.: Pastor Tom Waitschies

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
3815 Live Oak
Houston, Texas 77004
atten.: Deloyd Parker


New Orleans Indymedia
Common Ground Clinic
Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Hurricane Katrina Relief


*Avoiding Mosquito Bites & Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
*Solar Tire Cooker
*Do you know a poverty pimp?

Katrina Survivors



Katrina Indymedia
Houston Indymedia
New Orleans Indymedia
Stranded employees
D.C. Radio Co-op

Emergency Aid: Action

Emergency Phone Numbers for People in Distress: (225) 925-7708 / 7709 / 3511 / 7412
Craigslist: Temporary Shelter Temporary Shelter
Craigslist: Volunteer
Craigslist: All Aid Listings

Emergency Aid: Donate

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or
United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or
Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or
FEMA Charity tips:
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

Missing Persons

Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Health and How To

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

Satellite Images

Google Maps

Other Resources

Wikipedia: Hurricane Katrina
WWLTV Updates: Katrina Updates
Houma Courier: