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Hurricane Katrina - Information and Help Requested

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) CLAIMS

 

If you have lost your job and need to file a claim for unemployment insurance the following is provided to help process Interstate Claims for individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina. If you need access to a computer or claims forms for your state you may visit any Georgia Department of Labor Career Center.

 

Georgia: Inquires should be made to customer service for assistance: 1-877-709-8185. Claim filing information and directions to the nearest career center will be provided. For speech and hearing impaired 711 or 1800-229-5746.

 

Alabama: Call 1-866-234-5382 between the hours of 8:00am to 4:30 pm (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday for information and to file new, additional, or reopened claims. For speech and hearing impaired 1-800-499-2035.

 

Louisiana: Claims must be filed via the internet by going to laworks.net and selecting "online services" and then "file a UI claim." If you encounter problems or need additional information contact (225)342-2840.

 

Mississippi: Inquires should be made to Georgia Department of Labor's customer service number for assistance: 1-877-709-8185. A reliable mailing address will be needed to process a claim. A family member's or friend's address will be acceptable.

 

DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE

 

American Red Cross

To address immediate needs call: 404-870-4440

 

The local chapter of the Atlanta Red Cross has established two shelters in the metro region that will house people affected by Hurricane Katrina. The locations are:

Adamsville Recreation Center-404-505-3181

3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta

 

Georgia FFA FCCLA-770-786-6926

720 FFA Road in Covington

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

FEMA provides temporary housing and a variety of resources, to rebuild homes and businesses.

 

Telephone Registration: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or for the hearing/speech impaired at TTY: 1-800-462-7585. The current days and hours of operation are 8:00 am EDT - 8:00 pm EDT, Monday through Friday or contact www.fema.gov.

 

Additional Resources:

 

Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

 

Alabama Emergency Management Agency

 

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

 

SOCIAL SECURITY (SSA)

 

For assistance in securing your social security or disability checks, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a toll-free number that operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday through Friday. Call 1-800-772-1213 for information and directions to the nearest SSA office.

 

SSA staff will be visiting all shelters in the metro Atlanta area to discuss issuing of SSA and SSI checks

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES / DONATIONS

 

WSB-TV Family 2 Family Hurricane Relief: 1-888-750-2772 during the phone bank hours, 4 p.m. - Midnight. WSB-TV has combined with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army to help the growing number of victims left in need from Hurricane Katrina both here in Georgia and on the Gulf Coast.

 

American Red Cross Volunteer Hotline- 404-876-3302

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Thanks Cazz!

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Some more info for volunteers

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> If you would like to volunteer to help, here is a list of groups.

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> NATIONAL VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER:

> Web: <http://www.nvoad.org>http://www.nvoad.org

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> Here is the Federal Emergency Management Agency's contact info:

> Phone: 1-800-621-FEMA

> <http://www.fema.gov/>http://www.fema.gov/

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> FEMA Emergency Contact:

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><http://www.fema.gov/fema/statedr.shtm>http://www.fema.gov/fema/statedr.shtm

> and FEMA Charity tip list, to avoid fraud.

> <http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm>http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

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> This is a list of Better Business Bureau approved charities:

> <http://www.give.org/news/katrina.asp>http://www.give.org/news/katrina.asp

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> American Red Cross (800) HELP NOW (435-7669)

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><http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html>http://www.redcross.org/donate/dona\

te.html

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> America's Second Harvest (800) 344-8070

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> Adventist Community Services (800) 381-7171

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> Catholic Charities, USA (703) 549-1390

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> Christian Disaster Response (941) 956-5183 or (941) 551-9554

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> Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (800) 848-5818

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> Church World Service (800) 297-1516

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> Convoy of Hope (417) 823-8998

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> Lutheran Disaster Response (800) 638-3522

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> Mennonite Disaster Service (717) 859-2210

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> Nazarene Disaster Response (888) 256-5886

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> Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283

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> Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

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> Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief (800) 462-8657, ext.

> 6133

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> United Methodist Committee on Relief (800) 554-8583

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> and last but not least, those who would like to offer their homes to

> those needing a place to stay can post on this website:

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><http://www.nola.com/forums/homesavailable/>http://www.nola.com/forums/homesavailable/

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Hurricane Katrina Relief

 

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society staff is sincerely concerned for the safety and welfare of our Sailors, Marines and their families whose jobs have them in the Gulf Coast. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Society has established special accounts to track charitable contributions and disbursements to ensure that funds donated for this purpose are used to provide financial support to the families impacted by the hurricane.

 

The Society has offices in New Orleans Gulfport, Pascagoula, Pensacola, and Meridian. Our staff members helped families with funds for evacuation prior to the storm and now have begun the longer-term process of helping to meet the needs of many families who will be displaced for days, weeks, and months ahead. These families may seek and receive financial assistance at our offices in Pensacola, Meridian, Ft. Worth, Memphis, and at American Red Cross Offices or our sister relief agency (Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance) offices throughout the region.

 

Individuals, organizations and corporations wishing to make a donation to help these families may visit our web site www.nmcrs.org, or may send a check payable to NMCRS (or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society) and mail it to our Headquarters address: 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203. In the lower left corner of the check, please annotate Hurricane Katrina Relief. All donations will be acknowledged and we appreciate the benevolence of patriotic Americans across the nation.

 

The Society is not in a position to accept donated articles of clothing, bottled water, canned food or other items of substance. Such contributions are being coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). You may call them at (202) 646-4600.

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And I am just moving this info to this link as its a good place for people to come if they need the info, sorry for cross posting

I have some info about free housing for refugees and like wise for those who would like to donate free housing, please could we get this info to as many people as possible, forward forward forward, I wanna see some copying and pasting people, lets get the info out there in the hands of people that need it

http://www.hurricanehousing.org/

Tania

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Do you know anyone in Texas as an evacuee from any of the three states Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama? If so, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services will give them 2 months of Food Stamps with no questions asked. All they need to show is a drivers license. This agency will also give you information and locations where they can receive FREE GAS. Also, if you are housing anyone from one of these states you can call FEMA at (800) 621-3362 file a claim and receive assistance for your help. This is valid information directly from TDHHS.

 

below is the site to find a location near you

http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/

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Disregard that last info...I just got this mail sigh

Bogus food stamps/gasoline e-mail

 

An e-mail is being circulated that indicates that food stamps and free gasoline for Hurricane Katrina evacuees are available from or through the "Texas Department of Health and Human Services."

 

The e-mail is bogus.

 

However, hurricane evacuees wanting accurate information about food stamps availability may call the 2-1-1 information service or 1-888-312-4567.

 

Some versions of the e-mail include the Web address for the former Texas Department of Health, now part of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

The food stamps program is administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

 

Neither agency is supplying free gasoline.

 

 

Last Updated September 1, 2005

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Hey all

 

Discovery Toys has just sent out $20,000 in educational products to the American Red Cross to hand out to children who have lost everything as a result of Hurricane Katrina. They have also created a program where they will match all donations collected at Discovery Toys parties in the month of September times five in educational products for children affected by Hurrincae Katrina. Your cash donations will go directly to the Red Cross and Discovery Toys will multiply your donation times 5 in toys for children without them. Think about what that could mean for a child who has lost everything. If you are interested in donating you can find everything you need at this link

 

www.discoverytoyslink.com/brettstoys

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