Thursday, September 25, 2008

Houma Nation's Appeal for Donations and Assistance


We're passing along this note from the Houma Nation as an appeal for donations and assistance. Please spread the word, and again, encourage others you know to join KIN

Houma Nation Relief Needs
I have spent the last few days traveling throughout our tribal communities assessing the damages and evaluating the needs. Tribal communities suffered flooding as well as wind damage. Unfortunately, the media focus continues to be in New Orleans and once again our community is forgotten. We sincerely appreciate your concern as we struggle to rebuild our tribal communities to which we are so deeply rooted.

Monetary donations may be sent to:
United Houma Nation Relief Fund
20986 Hwy. 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Your donations are tax deductible as the UHN has 501(c)(3) status.

Supplies may be sent to:
Old Store Relief Center
4400 LA Hwy 1
Raceland, LA 70394

Supplies needed to address our immediate recovery:

  • Non perishable food
  • Water
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Shovels
  • Large garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Fans
  • Tarps
  • Tree and debris removal equipment & supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Ice chest
  • First-Aid kits
  • Gas gift cards
  • Wal-mart gift cards
  • Generators

Elderly Needs:

  • Depends
  • Ensure

Baby Needs:

  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

In Solidarity,
The KIN Team

Visit the KIN website for more information.


At 10/07/2008 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard about your work at the JP Forum on Fri. I direct the MIT FEMA Trailer Project--we're looking for collaborators and would like to talk about potential intersections. I also worked in NOLA establishing a citywide soil remediation plan for the city—would be great to hear more about your work. Thanks, JRLee (


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