America’s Cyber Safety Net Catches Katrina’s Victims

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As volunteers and emergency officials rush to feed, clothe and shelter more than a half-million people dispossessed by Hurricane Katrina, they are finding that the iSafetyNet Website is an indispensable tool.

Social service agencies, businesses, volunteer groups, shelters and average citizens from across the nation are turning to iSafetyNet to locate assistance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This innovative web site is a comprehensive directory of local and national on-line community, health, social and spiritual services in all states.

“We experienced a large spike in service after the Indian Ocean tsunami, but since this is a crisis on American soil, the spike has been several times greater,” says George Andrew Rose, president of The Portsmouth Group. “We are working around the clock to ensure that the site remains accessible,”

As the crisis unfolded, the web site experienced an unprecedented increase in users searching for health and human services, food centers, shelters, mental health services and reputable organizations that were accepting donations. “This is America. Everybody wants to do their part when there is a crisis,” says Rose.”

As volunteers and emergency officials rush to feed, clothe and shelter more than a half-million people dispossessed by Hurricane Katrina, they are finding that the iSafetyNet Website is an indispensable tool. Established in 1996, the Website is the only on-line directory of both public and private health and human services in all states.

For more information visit the web site at http://www.isafetynet.org or contact The Portsmouth Group at 202.842.9005.

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