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BirdieBoo
09-04-2005, 05:58 PM
I know several people have wanted to donate goods instead of cash, as they can't spare the cash right now. I have some addresses and pleas from organizations that are helping the affected areas that are ready and able to use goods that can be sent, some of them are copied from other message boards so I hope that's OK to post them here. I haven't personally verified these, so I'd advise everyone before sending to maybe call the organization and verify that they are who they say they are, if you feel leery.

HURRICANE KATRINA HELP!!!!!!
Hello and God Bless Everyone,
We have received a tremendous reponse from people wanting to help with donations. We have the Andrews Street Church of Christ in Mobile Alabama ready and able to receive and distribute supplies and donations. These supplies will be distribute immediately to those in need. We still have people in Mississippi and Louisianar, power or food. You can donate any amout of the following items and remember no donation is too small.
Clean Towels, Blankets, Linens, Clothes all sizes new or used, Diapers all sizes, Baby Formula, Baby or Wet Wipes, underwear all sizes, socks, shoes, non-perishable food, can openers, and utensils, STERNOS AND FUEL( they are camping cooking burners and cans of fuel for them at http://www.restockit.com/browseproducts/Foodservice-Candles-and-Canned-Heat.html),paper towels, toilet paper, LISTERINE, RUBBING ALCOHOL, AMMONIA, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tents or canopies of any size, sleeping bags, bottled water, BLEACH, bandaids, gauze, medical tape, mosquito repellant and mosquito donuts, garbage bags, sanitarty pads or tampons, FLASHLIGHTS, BATTERIES-AA, AAA, C, D, Tarps of any size, rope, clothes lines and clothes pins.
Please send to:
Pastor Lynn Briscoe
1862 Andrews Street
Mobile, Alabama 36617
251-479-1045

Salvation Army
Main Office
519 E. Cotton Street
Longview, Texas 75602


Maude Cobb Convention and Activity City
100 Grande Blvd.
Longview, Texas 75602


Marshall Civic Center Complex
2501 East Blvd. South
Marshall, Texas
*Please look up the zip at USPS.com

PLEASE label your box for "ITEMS FOR KATRINA SHELTER"

Also write what's in the box if possible, so they can be sent where needed without being opened.

Astrodome
8400 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054-1504

Baton Rouge River Center
275 South River Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

The United Way of Acadiana
215 East Pinhook
Lafayette, LA 70501


http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/katrina/help.center/

They need most everything.

BirdieBoo
09-04-2005, 06:00 PM
Anyone else can feel free to add to the thread, it's for informational purposes only, I am not soliciting anything for my own good. I just thought I'd share this information and maybe others could add.

BirdieBoo
09-04-2005, 06:09 PM
Marksville City Hall
Attn: Myron Gagnard /Hurricane Relief Coordinator
427 N. Washington Street
Marksville, La. 71351


We have thousands of evacuees here..families in our schools,
churches, store parking lots, some just laying in yards. They have no
place to go. Entire families with small children and nothing but the
clothes on their backs. We're taking them into our homes and anywhere
we can think to house them. The Red Cross will be slow getting here
as they are tied up in Baton Rouge & New Orleans areas. In the mean
while..our community is trying to take care of these people and we're
overwhelmed as there are so many!the Relief Coordinator for our parish (like
your county) and has given me a list of items we desperately need. We
are not asking for money...only items needed for these people. If you
can help with whatever you can send we would be most grateful! Myron
& I will make sure they are distributed where needed. We have alot of
donations of soap, toothbrushes, etc so we're ok on those for now.
The following are items we have none or very little of and need
desperately:
*Baby Items: baby wipes / disposable diapers/ formula / baby
bottles / baby shampoo / baby blankets >anything for babies
*Purell or some type hand sanitizer
*Pillows / blankets
*little T-shirts ( babies to childrens sizes)
*Over the counter pain relievers (tylenol, motrin, tums, alka
seltzer, pepto bismol, band-aids, etc)
* color books / colors / board games / books (for kids in shelters)
You can send to:
Marksville City Hall
Attn: Myron Gagnard /Hurricane Relief Coordinator
427 N. Main Street
Marksville, La. 71351
Phone # to the mayor's office for verification: 318-253-9500

OB RN
09-04-2005, 06:10 PM
BirdieBoo -

Thanks for posting that information. I called the church & confirmed their requests. I just emailed my state chairman for the RI Junior Miss Program so that we can get some things together & send them down to Mobile. That city has been so gracious & wonderful to us.

concernedperson
09-04-2005, 06:15 PM
This is the Atlanta list and it is huge for help. So, please free to read the info and how you can donate or just get info.

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/breaking/katrina/gethelpguide.html

BirdieBoo
09-04-2005, 06:26 PM
This one is cute, it might be something the kids can help with:

It's called "we've got your back" , they are organizing backpacks filled with school supplies for displaced children.

We've got your back (http://www.dosomething.org/challenges/emergency/katrina/index.php)

BirdieBoo
09-04-2005, 06:30 PM
Noah's wish, helping pets displaced by Katrina:

Noah's wish (http://www.noahswish.org/Donations.htm)

They are asking that you call to find out where to send your items, as they have different locations with different needs.

lostfaith
09-04-2005, 08:27 PM
This one is cute, it might be something the kids can help with:

It's called "we've got your back" , they are organizing backpacks filled with school supplies for displaced children.

We've got your back (http://www.dosomething.org/challenges/emergency/katrina/index.php)


I'm going to do this one! I have 3 boys, I have always oogled the barbie and Disney princesses stuff, including backpacks and school supplies. I am going to pack up a real girly one!! This will be fun!

Thanks for posting this one Birdie!

Bobbisangel
09-05-2005, 04:08 AM
I know how important those items are but how about toys for the kids? I have lots of teddy bears here that could use good homes. Other stuffed animals too. They are all in "like new" condition...one owner. Also have barbie dolls and clothing, children's books...a bunch of Bernstien Bears which are light weight and some for the little ones. I would love to be able to go out and buy a whole bunch of items but I can't. I can send toys and books though. Children no doubt are without any toys so toys would probably be appreciated.....you think?

concernedperson
09-05-2005, 08:29 AM
I know how important those items are but how about toys for the kids? I have lots of teddy bears here that could use good homes. Other stuffed animals too. They are all in "like new" condition...one owner. Also have barbie dolls and clothing, children's books...a bunch of Bernstien Bears which are light weight and some for the little ones. I would love to be able to go out and buy a whole bunch of items but I can't. I can send toys and books though. Children no doubt are without any toys so toys would probably be appreciated.....you think?

That was a large part of what my daughter and her friends had on the Uhaul yesterday leaving for Baton Rouge. Smaller, cushy toys, all new and easy for kids to hold and carry with them .

Bobbisangel
09-08-2005, 07:43 AM
That was a large part of what my daughter and her friends had on the Uhaul yesterday leaving for Baton Rouge. Smaller, cushy toys, all new and easy for kids to hold and carry with them .


I think I will box them up and send them to different places. Cuddly teddy bears are a comfort to children. There are a lot of kids that something to play with and to take their minds off what is happening in their lives.

Gabby
09-08-2005, 08:21 AM
http://www.corsicanadailysun.com/news/090705/center97.html

DEPUTYDAWG
09-08-2005, 09:12 AM
My local agency's office "adopted" the family of a Gulfport, MS police officer. He applied at our agency and interviewed the week prior Katrina hit. One of our Lieutenant's was able to contact him and got the contact info for his family after they evacuated. Here's the wife's email we received yesterday:

"Thank you for your incredible kindness in organizing assistance for our family. We are overwhelmed by the generosities of so many individuals. Below I have listed some of the information you asked for (DD not putting that in, it's sizes of clothing for her family) Household items are our biggest need right now, but all donations are greatly appreciated. Everything from brooms and bathroom items to kitchen utensils were turned into debris with the massive storm.

EVEN GREATER THAN OUR OWN PERSONAL NEEDS ARE THOSE OF THE POLICE AND FIRE RESPONSE AS AN ORGANIZED UNIT. CALEB WOULD ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THE RELIEF EFFORT SPECIFICALLY IN THE AREA OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO CONSIDER DONATING TO:

THE GULFPORT POLICE AND FIRE EMERGENCY FUND
Whitney National Bank
Gulfport, MS
Acct#74018775
Wire #065000171
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Isn't that just the neatest? That family has lost everything, is displaced, and the wife is due to have a baby Oct 1st. Yet, they're encouraging support to the Gulfport, MS emergency fund? Very nice.

BTW, they're staying with friends so she can have her baby in MS, and then our office has found them free housing here in Central Texas when they're ready to move here in mid- October.

BirdieBoo
09-11-2005, 09:40 PM
The Southwest Louisiana Salvation Army needs your help!


The Southwest Louisiana Salvation Army has opened a new relief location at 209 W. Clarence in Lake Charles. They have given away over 10,000 articles of clothing in the past 7 days. They are accepting all donations and specifically asking for clothing and non-perishable food items. 337-721-8068.

http://www.swlacares.com/

Check with your local/regional shipping center. FedEx here is giving huge discounts on shipping donations.