Join KEVIN POWELL and his special guests


as they present a BENEFIT for New Orleans


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005


at CANAL ROOM

285 West Broadway, at Canal Street

downtown Manhattan in New York City

7PM-11PM

21 and over with ID, and please RSVP to  cher_harrison@yahoo.com


Admission is FREE but you MUST bring one or more of the following items

for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. These items will be loaded onto a big truck in front of CANAL ROOM and driven directly to Claiborne County Health Center in Port Gibson, Mississippi, run by Dr. Demitri Marshall. It is one of the closest rescue and help centers in the New Orleans area and in a position to really get these items to people in need. PLEASE make sure clothing and shoes and sneakers are new OR clean and in good condition....


Clothing for children and adults

Adult shoes and sneakers

Adult socks

Children's shoes and sneakers

Children socks

Bottles of water

Diapers

Baby wipes

Baby food

Baby aspirin

Aspirin

Vitamins

Toilet paper

Sanitary napkins

Portable radios with batteries

Plastic forks, knives, and spoons

Cotton balls

Cotton swabs

Hydrogen peroxide BUT NOT rubbing alcohol, because that is flammable

Band aids

Shaving cream

Male AND female razors

Blankets

Air mattresses

Sheets

Pillows and pillow cases

Gift cards for gas

Wal mart gift cards

Garbage bags

Cleaning supplies

Soap

Toothpaste and toothbrushes

Flashlights

Batteries

Candles

Books for children, including coloring books

Books for adults

Magazines


If you are placing donated items in a bag PLEASE LABEL.

For example, Children's shoes or Adult shoes, or Children's clothes or Adult clothes.


We will NOT be taking monetary donations. See information below on where you can send financial contributions.


CANAL ROOM ownership is generously donating the space but there will be a CASH BAR ALL NIGHT.


Guest deejays, musical performers, and corporate sponsors to be announced shortly


Monetary donations can be sent to these outlets, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need........


BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund

PO Box 803209

Dallas, TX 75240

OR you can make an online donation by going to www.blackamericaweb.com/relief

This fund has been set up by nationally syndicated radio personality TOM JOYNER



NAACP Disaster Relief Efforts


The NAACP is setting up command centers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as part of its disaster relief efforts. NAACP units across the nation have begun collecting resources that will be placed on trucks and sent directly into the disaster areas. Also, the NAACP has established a disaster relief fund to accept monetary donations to aid in the relief effort. 


Checks can be sent to the NAACP payable to


NAACP Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund

4805 Mt. Hope Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215


Donations can also be made online at www.naacp.org/disaster/contribute.php

FYI, the NAACP, founded in 1909, is America's oldest civil rights organization


www.teamrescueone.com

Set up by native New Orleans rapper Master P and his wife Sonya Miller


You can mail or ship non perishable items to these following locations, which we have confirmed are REALLY delivering services to folks in need....


Center for LIFE Outreach Center

121 Saint Landry Street

Lafayette, LA  70506

atten.: Minister Pamela Robinson

337-504-5374


Mohammad Mosque 65

2600 Plank Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

atten.: Minister Andrew Muhammad

225-923-1400

225-357-3079


Lewis Temple CME Church

272 Medgar Evers Street

Grambling, LA 71245

atten.: Rev. Dr. Ricky Helton

318-247-3793


St. Luke Community United Methodist Church

c/o Hurricane Katrina Victims

5710 East R.L. Thornton Freeway

Dallas, TX 75223

atten.: Pastor Tom Waitschies

214-821-2970


S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

3815 Live Oak

Houston, Texas 77004

atten.: Deloyd Parker

713-521-0641



Alternative media outlets where you can get a more accurate and balanced presentation of the New Orleans catastrophe....


www.diversityinc.com

www.alternet.org

www.blackelectorate.com

www.npr.org

www.daveyd.com

www.slate.com

www.bet.com

www.allhiphop.com

www.democracynow.org

www.blackamericaweb.com


PLEASE VISIT all these websites.



Five things you can do to help immediately


1. Duplicate what we are doing elsewhere in New York City, in your city or town, on your college campus, at your church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious institution, via your fraternity or sorority, or via your local civic or social organization.


2. Cut and paste the information in this eblast about


Items needed by survivors of the New Orleans catastrophe

Monetary donations

Where you can ship non perishable items

Alternative media outlets

Five things you can do to help immediately


and share this information, as a ONE SHEET, with folks near and far, via email, or as a hand out at your event, religious institution, and with your civic or social organization.


3. Voice your opinion to local and national media, and to elected officials, via letter, email, op ed article, or phonecall, regarding the coverage of the New Orleans catastrophe, as well as to the federal government's on going handling of the situation.


4. Ask the hotel you frequent, such as the Marriott or Holiday Inn, to give your hotel points to an individual or family in need of a stay for a night, a few nights, or longer, depending on how many points you have. Be sure to get confirmation that your points have been applied in that way. Encourage others to do the same. Also inquire if your airline frequent flyer mileage can be used for hotel stays as well. Finally, either offer to pay for hotel rooms, or encourage others to do so, including your place of employment or worship or your organization.


5. Dare to care about other human beings, no matter their race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, geography, culture, clothing, hairstyle, or accent or language. Like September 11th, the New Orleans catastrophe is a harsh reminder that all life is precious, as is each day we have on this earth.


AND REMEMBER that our attention and response to the New Orleans catastrophe needs to happen in three stages...DISASTER, RECOVERY, and REBUILDING. We need you for all three stages.