Katrina Networking

I am using my networking and marketing skills to pass along vital information to organizations, volunteers and survivors of the 2005 hurricane season. Grants, networking, advocating, assistance resources, articles and more. Updated regularly to better assist you.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


2/3 Starting a Community Garden For You and Your Community

1/31 Free Emergency Food The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy people, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. States provide the food to local agencies that they have selected, usually food banks, which in turn, distribute the food to soup kitchens and food pantries that directly serve the public. Contact Food and Nutrition Service – USDA, Food Distribution Division, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302; 703-305-2888; Fax: 703-305-2420; www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/.

Angel Food Ministries Your cost - $25. Their cost - at least $75. Delivered monthly if in your area.

Second Harvest Find a food bank closest to you just select your state or zip code.

1/18 Free Items - Freebie Empire Just about everything has a free sample listed

Caregiver Specific Information
3/5/07 Family CareGiving 101 - The site looks great.

Long Distance Care Giving (sent by Marlene) Very well laid out website!

Information For Disabled
11/23/06 Katrina Disability Information (from Nancy)

1/19 Disabled info through gov't

1/15 AL Disability Assistance

10/23 Louisiana Development Disabilities Council 1-800-450-8108

LA Disability Assistance

10/23/06 The Advocacy Center (800)960-7705
Independent living assistance for persons with disabilities

10/23/06 Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network at 1-800-270-6185

1/15 LIFE MS Only - From Jenni If you are a person with a disability living in Mississippi and have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, and you need assistance related to your disability, please call LIFE at 1-800-748-9398. LIFE is assisting Mississippians with disabilities (and those individuals with disabilities who have had to make Mississippi their new home) with durable medical equipment and supplies, information and referral related to accessible housing and transportation, advocacy in dealing with local, state and federal agencies i.e., FEMA, Red Cross, and peer support

CityTeam Ministries They have a woman working specifically to assist and advocate for the disabled in Hancock County.

10/16/06 Wheel Chairs They have a program specifically for NOLA, but may have programs for other areas as well, not including their general program.

Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System, Inc(228) 539-1793, (866) 467-2670
Case Management, Advocacy, Recovery Planning

JMF Computer Giveaway Application The Jim Mullen Foundation is proud to provide free computers for people who have a disability.

3/2 - Caregiver business

Reference Guide for Grants To The Disabled If you are an individual with a physical or other disability, and you are looking for information on grants specifically for those with disabilities, this user aid will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and electronic resources for you to begin your search.

Durable Medical Equipment

Hearing Aids From Sertoma
1912 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-333-8300 E-MAIL:

Hearing Aids From Travelers Protective
3755 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108
314-371-0533 E-MAIL:

Hearing Aids From So The World May Hear

Other Resource Lists
Education Assistance Elderly
Emotional Resources
Family Resources
Furniture and More
Grandfamily/Single Parent ResourcesGrants for Individuals - does not include homeowner or repair grants
Home/Utility LA Family Resources
Medical ResourcesMortgage Resources

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whomever provided this information, thanks a bunch! I am with an agency on the coast providing advocacy to individuals with disabilities and the elderly who were impacted by hurricane Katrina and any help we can get with finding resources and programs to make life better for our clients is greatly appreciated! My name is Shirley and I'm with MS Protection and Advocacy System, Inc. Thanks

20 November, 2006 09:59  
Blogger Jerry said...

I have seen what the problems with elder care going on and was finally albe to get the services I needed through a place called http://www.RightAtHome.net
Others may want to see if they can help them with their Elder Care needs.

28 February, 2007 13:43  
Blogger Leslie said...

I looked at Right At Home - It's a franchise business - so with that comes any concern with consistency of services provided.
Only 1 in MS, so not a large provider.

04 March, 2007 20:10  

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