Monday, October 17th, 2005

Gulf Coast Emergency Linklist & Blogroll

Here’s an incomplete blogroll for Katrina organizing and relief efforts. Please feel free to post or email me more sites, particularly blogs from NOLA’s progressive community and any funds for community organizations. We’ll be keeping this expanding list also at the Third World Majority blogsite.

(Originally posted last month…Updated and Re-posted 10/17/05)

+ Alternet
+ The New Standard
+ The Independent (Durham)
+ Hard Knock Radio
+ Indymedia Katrina Site
+ Jordan Flaherty/Left Turn
+ New Orleans Flood Map (by street address)
+ NOLA Indymedia
+ Pop and Politics
+ Rosa Clemente
+ Third World Majority

Community Rebuilding By And For NOLA
+ New Orleans Network
+ Community Labor United
+ Common Ground
+ Get Your Act On! (Covington)
+ Left Turn Magazine
+ Neighborhood Story Project
+ Juvenile Justice Project
+ The Justice Center
+ SparkPlug Foundation Katrina Relief
+ Critical Resistance
+ Baton Rouge Area Foundation
+ New Orleans Disaster Oral History & Memory Project
+ Saving Our Selves (SOS)
+ Veterans For Peace

Grassroots Relief In Mississippi
PO Box 1223
Greenville, MS 38702
Phone: 662-334-1122 Fax: 662-334-1274

+ Community Labor United
+ Get Your Act On! (Covington, LA)
+ Common Ground (Algiers, LA)
+ Real Reports (Algiers, LA)
+ Hungry Blues
+ Joel Johnson

posted by @ 2:47 pm | 1 Comment

One Response to “Gulf Coast Emergency Linklist & Blogroll”

  1. Jeff says:

    This is from Steve Kiviat:

    Two Organizations helping the musicians in New Orleans:

    New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC)
    This is a fantastic hands on organization who has the names and addresses of so many great musicians because they have them all coming to their FREE health clinic all these years and now, they are the ones who are tracking down the local musicians and finding them shelter.

    The New Orleans Musicians Clinic is determined to keep Louisiana Music Alive! It is our beacon to soothe our souls. We want to relocate our New Orleans musicians into the Lafayette/ Acadiana community where they can remain a life force! But most of them have lost everything… we must help them rebuild their lives.

    They can’t access any of their NOMC accounts. They desperately need money to fund these efforts.

    They can be contacted at
    They are the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and know the whereabouts of the local musicians down there.

    Contact: Kathy Richard directly at 337 989-0001

    Send donations to:
    NOMC Emergency Fund
    funds will be distributed by:
    SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc.
    103 Independence Blvd.
    Lafayette, LA 70506
    desk: 337-989-0001
    fax: 337-989-1401

    Jazz Foundation of America:
    We will be addressing the longer term needs of these jazz and blues artists who will have just lost everything.

    We will be raising funds and distributing money for the musicians to get a new apartment or room for rent: by giving a first month’s rent, possibly more, for them to start over, a place to live. (This is what we normally do on a daily basis for musicians across the country who become sick and can’t pay their rent, we also keep food on the table and get employment to hundreds of elderly musicians through our Jazz in the Schools program. Our operations normally assist 35 musicians a week.)

    As well, we will be attempting to help New Orleans musicians by replacing the thing that matters most and the only way they can ever work again: their instruments.

    To those who lost their instruments, like drummers and bassists who could not carry their heavy equipment, and guitarist with their amps, we will be making an effort to work with manufacturers and music stores to replace those instruments for as many as we possibly can.

    Remember, New Orleans was only “New Orleans” because of the musicians…

    Send donations to:
    Jazz Foundation of America
    322 West 48th Street 6th floor
    NYC 10036
    Director: Wendy Oxenhorn
    Phone: 212-245-3999 Ext. 21
    email contact:
    go to: and click bottom right corner of page where it says “instant pledge”

    Thank you, from our hearts.

    To help music people affected by Hurricane Katrina, log on to

    You may want to pass this on as well. We are committing one million dollars to help music people affected by Katrina. People can donate to this as well, if they want their donation to help music people specifically

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