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OJR and Katrina

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September 02, 2005

OJR and Katrina

Heather Green

OJR has a wiki with a good list of links on Katrina. Metroblogging New Orleans has some good links too. (Via Trust but Verify)

UPDATE: From comments, here's the I'm OK site, a potentially valuable resource for storm victims and their loved ones.

Another UPDATE: has created for relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.The company says that "Meetups have proven to be fundraising machines -- and the objective of Hurricane Meetups is to help people pool resources and raise money. Meetup has waived all fees for anyone organizing Hurricane Meetups."

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Pass the word. Registry for survivors and friends and family searching for information.

"The search side of the site allows for a specific pinpoint search for a person by household rather than generic searches by city. All the search requires is the person?? telephone number from before the disaster. Family and friends searching for the same person can communicate with each other through the message board tied to that phone number." (from

Posted by: Fiver Stone at September 2, 2005 02:19 PM

Our Official Words:

As part of the relief effort, Earthlink has launched to help people who have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina find and connect to their family and friends.

My Corp Blog Entry:

Katrina Missing Persons Message Board

Yesterday, I saw an e-mail on our internal Labs e-mail list about an idea to create a message board site for the Survivors of Hurricane Katrina. At the time, I thought what a great idea and went on about my daily work.

Today someone told me a small team of our technical staff had taken it upon themselves to turn that idea into a reality. In one of the most altruistic efforts I have seen in some time, EarthLink staff members produced

If you are looking for someone and/or would like to let people know you are okay, visit this site. Please tell people about this site and link to it on your web sites and/or blogs.


Travis Metcalf

Posted by: Travis Metcalf at September 2, 2005 03:05 PM

I live in St.Louis, MO. I am desperately trying to locate my brother who moved to New Orleans about 3 or 4 months ago from Virginia.

His birth name is Larry Donnell Cox. He goes by the name of Lawrence Cox. He was born October 5, 1959, and is age 45.

Please help me to locate him, if anywhere on the internet as to where I can type in his name for survivor.

I will be forever grateful.

Posted by: cynthia brown at September 7, 2005 11:56 AM

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