[xmca] Emergency housing drive at www.hurricanehousing.org. Pass it on.

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Thu Sep 01 2005 - 17:26:13 PDT

Peg-- The Chancellor at UCSD sent out some note about a UCSD response that
(this tells you the state of mind caught up with
mundane matter!) I put off reading.... maybe deleted its but its
retrievable. A poll showed two days ago that 60+
of the people did not think they would help people in the afflicted areas. I
wonder what the poll says today? Yahoo probably
is as reliable a source as any. Time to catch the news. ,... and find out
what UCSD as an institution is doing.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peg Griffin <Peg.Griffin@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sep 1, 2005 5:09 PM
Subject: FW: Emergency housing drive at
Pass it on.
To: mcole@weber.ucsd.edu

 Can you forward this? This and money to the Red Cross are the best bets
people here say. Has the UC system offered any help to the displaced
University students and teachers?


*From:* Noah T. Winer, MoveOn.org Civic Action [mailto:
*Sent:* Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:48 PM
*To:* Peg Griffin
*Subject:* Emergency housing drive at
Pass it on.

   Do you have a spare room, bed or couch to offer a family fleeing
hurricane Katrina?


*Please forward this message to anyone in the Southeast who can help.*

Dear MoveOn member,

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


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 MoveOn.org Civic Action Team
Thursday, September 1st, 2005

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