In the upcoming weeks and months, Tipitina's will be hosting a series of nationwide benefit concerts to raise money for the foundation. Since opening its doors in 1977, the music club Tipitina's has provided New Orleans artists with a place to call home. Now we are saving our home that is New Orleans.
Friday 9/9/2005 - Tipitina's Foundation Artist Relief benefit at The Independent in San Francisco, CA. This kick-off benefit features New Orleans natives Papa Grows Funk. For details, visit The Independent.
TEMPORARY HURRY HOMES FOR NOLA MUSICIANS
The response to our Hurry Homes Initiative has been so generous!
If you are or know any musicians or artists affected by the hurricane and they need housing or support please email email@example.com.
We need: Names, present location, contact info.
LEAF in Schools & Streets and Tipitina's Foundation of New Orleans team up to help find temporary homes for New Orleans artists, musicians and their families.
The LEAF community is kind, generous, and huge supporters or arts and music. Tipitina's is the heart of the New Orleans music community and has contacts with lots of musicians who need our help now.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Be a "foster family," offer your spare room(s) to Katrina Evacuees and provide transportation out of NOLA! Homes are being offered nationwide; we just need to get the people to them!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information and we will put you on a community support bulletin that will be circulated throughout the Tipitina's community and beyond.
BEST CONTACT EMAIL OR #:
LOCATION OF HOME (City or area):
How many adults welcomed:
How many kids welcomed:
Pets welcome? If so, what kind?
Period of time available (days, weeks, months):
Any other information that would help us find a good match. (Some families are willing to sponsor kids while their parents go home to rebuild. If this applies to you please note.)
With deep deep thanks and appreciation that we have a LEAF community that I know is willing to help and be there for the world of music and arts that has brought us all so much happiness. Now they need us, let's help.
Jennifer, Kerri, Leigh & Bill from Tipitina's
Everyone in the live music community has a connection to the great city of New Orleans. From Jazz Fest to VooDoo Fest, Tipitina's or just a love for all things Cajun, the people and sounds of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast hold a special place in our hearts. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we all want to help in some way. Below is basic list of numbers, websites and agency address' that can be contacted in order to help our brothers and sisters in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and beyond.
As for shows in the area, we speculate they have all been cancelled until furthur notice. Please check specific band websites for exact information.
The American Red Cross opened a telephone hotline on Sunday to receive for donations from citizens. The number is 1-800-435-7669. Other information on Red Cross emergency programs is available at the Red Cross Web site. And Red Cross shelter information for Louisiana is available by calling 1-800-469-4828.
State responses are being coordinated by the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness; the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (site down as of Tuesday morning). The Louisiana Governor's Office and the City of New Orleans also posted emergency information on Katrina on their Web sites.
The Salvation Army's Team Emergency Radio Network was taking requests for information on the welfare and status of loved ones in the hurricane area at its Web site.
Up-to-date information can be found at these Web sites:
The National Weather Service
Hydrologic Information Center
Other relief organizations collecting donations:
Episcopal Relief & Development
America's Second Harvest
United Methodist Committee on Relief
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
This list is in no way complete, please feel free to add more information to the comments section below.
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:
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:
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.
Thanks for being there when it matters most.
—Noah Winer and the whole MoveOn.org Civic Action Team
Thursday, September 1st, 2005