Helping New Orleans

G Zombie has an entry that lists several ways that people can contribute to the relief effort in New Orleans.

For people who might be looking for specific information about survivors (or for more information about what’s happening), Technorati has been tracking blogs and other news sources. The front page of the Tulane University homepage has been temporarily transformed into an information source as well.

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  1. Doreen Said,

    September 1, 2005 @ 8:05 pm

    Chuck, Here’s something I wrote to people today and hope you can post for people interested in donating monies. Also the blog wwww.irishtrojan.com has been a powerful alternative source to the mayhem of mainstream media. I am fine, in St Louis, most likely travelling to Tucson next week. Displaced but minor compared to other people’s pain. take care and good luck at your new job.

    A specific way to help the city of New Orleans right now is to donate to this fund.

    UNO Recovery Fund
    in care of
    Dr. Robert Rasmussen
    3810 West Lakeshore Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804

    What I think is most important in terms of a building a future for New Orleans–after this initial crisis situation is relieved–is to get the Univesity up and running ASAP. Considering its mission as being dedicated to primarily educating southeastern Louisiana residents and considering that it is the only four year public institution in a city (and also state) that is fiscally strapped, it is essential that UNO functions as soon as possible as a sign that the city has an intellectual center that people can return to and as a source of possibility and hope for many already economically marginalized student populations that attend the university.

    Basically, the students of UNO are New Orleans’ future. In today’s NYT, I read that 80% of New Orleans residents stay put in the parishes where they were born. While I won’t go into the reasons why this may be so, I can say that this is the primary population that the university serves and thus helping the university get back on its feet is central to the city’s ability to function culturally and economically in the future.

    Please forward this to as many people, depts, and institutions as you can. I really do appreciate it.

  2. Doreen Said,

    September 1, 2005 @ 8:07 pm

    a poignant article in the New York times about the 9th ward, its history, culture, and community
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/01/garden/01fred.html

  3. Chuck Said,

    September 1, 2005 @ 8:38 pm

    Thanks, Doreen. I’m glad you’re doing okay, and I will post this information on my blog and ask others to do the same.

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