Re: Emergency housing drive at www.hurricanehousing.org. Pass it on.

From: Robert Schneider <rjschn39@bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri Sep 02 2005 - 06:53:03 EDT

Thank you, Keith. Tens of thousands of people have already signed up with MoveOn's www.hurricanehousing.org, and word is spreading fast.

I can't think of a better way to serve the Christ in those who are suffering: "I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me; I was naked and you gave me clothing; I was sick and you took care of me" (Matt. 25:35-36).

Bob
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Keith Miller
  To: asa@calvin.edu
  Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:57 PM
  Subject: Fwd: Emergency housing drive at www.hurricanehousing.org. Pass it on.

  Some of you may not approve of MoveOn, but this seems to be a very good idea, especially for members closer to the delta. Please read carefully, consider, and feel free to forward on.

  Keith

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    From: "Noah T. Winer, MoveOn.org Civic Action" <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
    Date: Thu Sep 1, 2005 1:20:42 PM US/Central
    To: "Keith B Miller" <kbmill@ksu.edu>
    Subject: Emergency housing drive at www.hurricanehousing.org. Pass it on.

    Dear MoveOn member,

    Hurricane Katrina's toll on communities, homes and lives has devastated the nation. Now victims must face the daunting question of where to go next—and we can help.

    Tens of thousands of newly homeless families are being bused to a stadium in Houston, where they may wait for weeks or months. At least 80,000 are competing for area shelters, and countless more are in motels, cars, or wherever they can stay out of the elements. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross are scrambling to find shelter for the displaced.

    This morning, we've launched an emergency national housing drive to connect your empty beds with hurricane victims who desperately need a place to wait out the storm. You can post your offer of housing (a spare room, extra bed, even a decent couch) and search for available housing online at:

    http://www.hurricanehousing.org

    Housing is most urgently needed within reasonable driving distance (about 300 miles) of the affected areas in the Southeast, especially New Orleans.

    Please forward this message to anyone you know in the region who might be able to help.

    But no matter where you live, your housing could still make a world of difference to a person or family in need, so please offer what you can.

    The process is simple:

    • You can sign up to become a host by posting a description of whatever housing you have available, along with contact information. You can change or remove your offer at any time.

    • Hurricane victims, local and national relief organizations, friends and relatives can search the site for housing. We'll do everything we can to get your offers where they are needed most. Many shelters actually already have Internet access, but folks without 'net access can still make use of the site through case workers and family members.

    • Hurricane victims or relief agencies will contact hosts and together decide if it's a good match and make the necessary travel arrangements. The host's address is not released until a particular match is agreed on.

    If hosting doesn't work for you, please consider donating to the Red Cross to help with the enormous tasks of rescue and recovery. You can give online at:

    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=859

    As progressives, we share a core belief that we are all in this together, and today is an important chance to put that idea to work. There are thousands of families who have just lost everything and need a place to stay dry. Let's do what we can to help.

    http://www.hurricanehousing.org

    Thanks for being there when it matters most.

    —Noah Winer and the whole MoveOn.org Civic Action Team
      Thursday, September 1st, 2005
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