Living Options

Sep 2, 2005 by

I have made a contact with a gentleman in California who runs an Independent living facility for disabled adults and the elderly. He is offering free transportation to a few empty beds
plus free services such as 3 free meals per day, free housekeeping, and free laundry.

Post this everywhere (people may know of victims), hand it out to victims if you are around new orleans or any evacuees in an another city

500,000 people will be spreading across our nation in need of housing.
Forward this email all over the internet.

Call me if you are in need of this assistance
Matthew Nolan 256.431.2121

Hurricane Katrina’s toll on communities, homes and lives has devastated the nation. Now victims must face the daunting question of where to go next—and we can help.
Tens of thousands of newly homeless families are being bused to a stadium in Houston, where they may wait for weeks or months. At least 80,000 are competing for area shelters, and countless more are in motels, cars, or wherever they can stay out of the elements. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross are scrambling to find shelter for the displaced.
This morning, we’ve launched an emergency national housing drive to connect your empty beds with hurricane victims who desperately need a place to wait out the storm. You can post your offer of housing (a spare room, extra bed, even a decent couch) and search for available housing online at:
Housing is most urgently needed within reasonable driving distance (about 300 miles) of the affected areas in the Southeast, especially New Orleans.
Please forward this message to anyone you know in the region who might be able to help.
But no matter where you live, your housing could still make a world of difference to a person or family in need, so please offer what you can.
The process is simple:
You can sign up to become a host by posting a description of whatever housing you have available, along with contact information. You can change or remove your offer at any time.
Hurricane victims, local and national relief organizations, friends and relatives can search the site for housing. We’ll do everything we can to get your offers where they are needed most. Many shelters actually already have Internet access, but folks without ‘net access can still make use of the site through case workers and family members.
Hurricane victims or relief agencies will contact hosts and together decide if it’s a good match and make the necessary travel arrangements. The host’s address is not released until a particular match is agreed on.
If hosting doesn’t work for you, please consider donating to the Red Cross to help with the enormous tasks of rescue and recovery. You can give online at:
As progressives, we share a core belief that we are all in this together, and today is an important chance to put that idea to work. There are thousands of families who have just lost everything and need a place to stay dry. Let’s do what we can to help.
Thanks for being there when it matters most.
—Noah Winer and the whole Civic Action Team Thursday, September 1st, 2005

More will be osted as they turn up. Our web access will be sporadic as we head cross country to Casa Hastings, but I will be expaning our efforts to create a major network for those of us from Atlantis. Keep spreadinng the url and thanks so much to those who are helping. While our Federal Government forgets us the people of America continue to prove themselves good and compassionate people. We could not survive without them and we have it vastly bettter than many. Just watch the news….

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