Common Ground Relief is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing short term relief for victims of hurricane disasters in the gulf coast region, and long term support for rebuilding communities in the New Orleans area.
The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) announces its top-rated charities currently offering services to the victims of the 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Southeast U.S. Hurricane Katrina devastated major cities along the Gulf coast, including New Orleans, Biloxi and Mobile, with strong winds up to 140 mph in some areas and flooding. Not long afterwards, Hurricane Rita severely damaged small coastal communities including Lake Charles and Holly Beach in Louisiana and Port Arthur and Beaumont in southeast Texas.
The Task Force serves as a catalyst for encouraging and promoting the involvement of the campus community in the renewal and revitalization efforts of the university and the city after Hurricane Katrina. Our efforts will be grounded in the Jesuit tradition of the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
In the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, the J. D. Williams Library compiled a resource guide to help individuals who had been affected by the Hurricane. This resource guide is presented above has been updated to remove resources that are now unavailable and to inlcude resources that may be of benefit at this present time.
Shared Housing of New Orleans is a preventative program that allows elderly and/or disabled individuals to remain in their homes who would like to, and who do not need to be in Nursing Homes. We do this by matching a Homeowner with a Homeseeker. The Homeseeker provides light housekeeping and companionship. The Homeowner, in return, provides room and board. We take self-referrals or referrals from others. Donations greatly appreciated.
Habitat For Humanity Greater New Orleans builds and sells homes for families who have low to moderate incomes.
Levees.orgHelp us make sure New Orleans and America get the safe levees we deserve.
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After more than three years, little has changed for the communities hardest hit by the “perfect storm” of public neglect and private profiteering known as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. There is environmental damage, and children are still without schools or safe places to live. Homes and neighborhoods in disrepair while contractors make millions. Yet, basic policies for survivors like victims compensation, restitution, rebuild support much less repair of the levees are still not in place. This is a tragedy and a travesty. It’s Time to Draw the Line. It is clear that we will need to push Congress, the President and the contractors that have profited from this tragedy if things are going to change. We will need to raise our voices, our votes and our wallets to show those in power that we are not taking it anymore. The Katrina Information Network (KIN) is a collaboration of groups in the Gulf and across the country to build power for change. Through e-advocacy, grassroots pressure, local actions, resolutions and selective buying, we can build greater pressure for what’s right.