Southern hospitality, indeed: Barbara Bush’s comments upon visiting New Orleans shows that her son Dubya gets it naturally…Things may be bigger in Texas, but Barbara Bush’s heart isn’t one of those things, apparently.
History Repeating: Found this interesting essay about New Orleans evacuation procedures at Beatrice.com…and its from 2004!!!!!!!!!
A Benefit: FROM KEVIN POWELL:
Join KEVIN POWELL and special guests as they present a BENEFIT for New Orleans
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
at CANAL ROOM
285 West Broadway, at Canal Street
downtown Manhattan in New York City
21 and over with ID, and please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is FREE but you MUST bring one or more of the following items for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. These items will be loaded onto a big truck in front of CANAL ROOM and driven directly to Claiborne County Health Center in Port Gibson, Mississippi, run by Dr. Demitri Marshall. It is one of the closest rescue and help centers in the New Orleans area and in a position to really get these items to people in need. PLEASE make sure clothing and shoes and sneakers are new OR clean and in good condition….
Clothing for children and adults
Adult shoes and sneakers
Children’s shoes and sneakers
Bottles of water
Portable radios with batteries
Plastic forks, knives, and spoons
Hydrogen peroxide BUT NOT rubbing alcohol, because it’s flammable
Male AND female razors
Pillows and pillow cases
Gift cards for gas
Wal mart gift cards
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Books for children, including coloring books
Books for adults
If you are placing donated items in a bag PLEASE LABEL.
For example, Children’s shoes or Adult shoes, or Children’s clothes or Adult clothes.
We will NOT be taking monetary donations. See information below on where you can send financial contributions.
CANAL ROOM ownership is generously donating the space but there will be a CASH BAR ALL NIGHT.
Guest deejays, musical performers, and corporate sponsors to be announced shortly
Monetary donations can be sent to these outlets, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need……..
BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund
PO Box 803209
Dallas, TX 75240
OR you can make an online donation by going to blackamericaweb.com
This fund has been set up by nationally syndicated radio personality TOM JOYNER
NAACP Disaster Relief Efforts
The NAACP is setting up command centers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as part of its disaster relief efforts. NAACP units across the nation have begun collecting resources that will be placed on trucks and sent directly into the disaster areas. Also, the NAACP has established a disaster relief fund to accept monetary donations to aid in the relief effort.
Checks can be sent to the NAACP payable to
NAACP Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
You can mail or ship non perishable items to these following locations, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need….
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