New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2005
A grass-roots national network of caring volunteers has formed to help connect re-located Hurricane Katrina victims to their loved ones, by providing free phone calls and internet search advocacy.
Who: A national pro-bono volunteer coordinated network of concerned citizens who are offering to help find missing/displaced persons due to Hurricane Katrina. We are caring strangers, friends, and family members of those lost.
What: 1. For those without phone service/internet service, as well as those who need support in locating
loved ones who are missing, we will:
-Make phone calls
-Post missing person information on the Internet to the Red Cross, Government Officials, etc.
-Research current lists of missing persons to locate persons in question
2. For those who have been relocated, we will: offer assistance by posting their location/informing loved ones of their whereabouts, and updating information as to any changes
When: Effective immediately!
Where: Across the United States
Why: The biggest struggle now is a lack of centralized information about missing people. Electricity or phone service may be not functioning. Elderly or sick people may be unfamiliar or unable to utilize the Internet to reach their loved ones.
How: As individuals nationwide, we will organize to make a difference to help our fellow Americans. We plan to use our research/communication skills to act as intermediaries in posting missing information on the web/searching for names, for we believe this would be a worthwhile public service.
-are you searcng for someone?
Sign up to this group for full access to the latest search resources/news
(enter in subject line: currently searching)
-do you need help in searching for someone?
Email us immediately to be assigned a Searcher
(enter in subject line: request for help)
-do you want to volunteer to be a searcher/connector?
Sign up to this group
(enter in subject line: volunteer)
What makes ock different?
We assign a supportive primary volunteer caseworker as well as provide a search team for each request to personally navigate through the confusion searching
You are not alone!
"each one, reach one!" online search and reunite
For more information, please contact:
Colleen Delaney (917-566-1745)
Web Site: http://www.operationconnectkatrina.com
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has!"
-Anthropologist, Margaret Meade
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