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How can we best help victims of Katrina now?

  1. Mar 9, 2006 #1
    Money, sweat, politics, science, religion - how can these be employed to address the continuing destruction from hurricane Katrina - affecting people, environment and their histories? Essentially, at this time what charity do you think is most effective to help reestablish life disrupted in that storm's path?
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2006 #2
    Well the Red Cross is likely going to do some work there to aid displaced families.(I think) This is a good time for many philantropist to step up to the plate also. The rub is if greedy profiteering entities try to suck up the good will money and/or grants and loans that are supposed to be fooding into NO.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2006 #3

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    Six months later - we probably should revisit this question.
    Slow Home Grants Stall Progress in New Orleans
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/11/us/11louisiana.html
    It would appear that the greater the destruction, the less likely one is to get help. So much for the federal and state government, although Louisiana seems like a pretty dysfunctional state.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2006 #4
    Just yesterday I had thought of donating again to the Salvation Army, one of the more efficient and comprehensive charities helping Katrina victims. Now to make that a reality before the end of the year.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2006 #5

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    One thing - we must not forget the people from New Orleans.

    My mom told me of teenagers from New Orleans who have been more or less stranded in Houston - still - more than a year after the disaster. Their lives are still not settled, and apparently quite a few are now involved in crime because they feel they have been abandoned by everyone.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2006 #6
    One year later and hundreds of Fema mobile homes are still setting vacant in Hope Arkansas.
    http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/and...2006/02/katrina-mobile-homes-immobile-in.html


    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_37852.html

    It appears that it is now OK for politicians to ignore NO.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2006
  8. Aug 14, 2007 #7

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    Stuck and Suicidal in a Post-Katrina Trailer Park
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12592168&ps=bb4

     
  9. Aug 14, 2007 #8
    This doesn't sound quite fair.:rolleyes:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6846947,00.html
     
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