Another Year Past Hurricane Katrina

Another Year Past Hurricane Katrina
One year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, government and disability advocacy organizations had put a great deal of effort and time into reaching out to, as well as studying what happened to individuals with disabilities and their families.

We have learned more than we ever wanted to know about what might make individuals with disabilities most vulnerable during disasters, how much more complicated life is for children with disabilities who are displaced, and how much more important community and neighborhood support is for families and individuals in the aftermath of a terrible event.

Below are links to websites that provide information, advice or training for people with disabilities, advocates and communities. Several focus on resources for people still most affected by the devastation along the Gulf Coast. Many urge families and communities to prepare for unexpected events and give guidelines for disaster planning for potential events in each region.

Hurricane Katrina affected all of us as it was happening and still affects each of us today. Whatever hopes, prayers and wishes we have for the people along the Gulf Coast come as much from the love we have for our own families and neighborhoods as it does from concern about other human beings we recognize as so much like ourselves.

During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died

Katrina Relief Fundraising Music CDs

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
Families Helping Families of Louisiana
Louisiana Network of Family Directed Resource Centers

Hurricane Katrina Resources
One Year After Katrina

UCLA School Mental Health Project
Center for Mental Health in Schools
Crisis Prevention and Response -Resources and Information Links

The Whole Child - Development and Education for the Early Years
Early Childhood Settings and Approaches
DVD, Book, and Caregiver's Guide
These resources include chapters on how parents, teachers and other caregivers can help children cope with violence, including terrorism, natural disasters and other unsettling events.

The Children’s Health Fund

Hurricane Katrina Disability Access by Atelier Yoyita
English and Spanish

Help Artists Affected by the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

The amazing September 2005 Madison Square concert to raise money for the Gulf Coast is available on DVD. From the Big Apple to the Big Easy - Madison Square Garden Concert features great musicians from the Gulf Coast and other famous folks they inspire and influence. The concert raised millions of dollars for hurricane relief and the DVD is also dedicated to those efforts.

Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Hurricane Katrina Links

Louisiana Disability Information Resource Hurricane Recovery

Independent Living Research Utilization Gulf Coast and Hurricane Katrina

National PTA - Disaster Relief Information Center

Washington PTA - Hurricane Katrina, Crisis and Relief Information

Habitat for Humanity

Organizations recommended by the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund

Emergency Planning Katrina Disability Information
Be Prepared

Gulf Coast Hurricane - Help the Families

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief

Home Accessibility and Visitability

Architecture for Humanity connects those who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina with architects and designers

SCORE Small Business Counseling disaster recovery grants

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center
Contamination Caused by Katrina

Severe Weather Events and Children with Special Needs

New Year Blues and Winter Doldrums

Is Diversity Like A New Box of Crayons?

Five Years Past 9/11

The Ellen Show's best bet at Katrina Relief and Recovery Fundraisers is will no doubt have more good surprises as the new season gets underway. LDRF had a great information links to Louisiana Rebuilds at and Louisiana .gov at

The Warner Brothers Ellen DeGeneres web site presently features
Noah Wyle's 1960 Oldsmobile Convertible Dynamic 88, previously owned by ER castmate George Clooney, that has already had a winning bid.
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Here is the page for Cowboy Mouth Voodoo Shoppe
The website link to the Red Cross features the good news that 'Earlier this year the American Red Cross announced that current financial donations and pledges will cover the estimated $2.116 billion cost for its response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. If you wish to support the ongoing needs of these hurricane survivors, offers a list of other charities and non-profit organizations that continue to raise funds for these hurricane relief efforts.'

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Emeril, Wynton energize N.O. school event

Adler’s Jewelry is supporting New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by hosting a Celebrity Fine Jewelry charity event. and
Adler's Jewelry - Bring Back the Music jewelry at
Alexa Pulitzer "New Orleans Notes" Note Pads

Do You Know What It Means? New Orleans Part II at

Musicians Raise Voices For Katrina Aid

Shelter From The Storm A Concert For The Gulf Coast

I Believe To My Soul
Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now

Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert for Jazz

Concert at the Grand Ole Opry

Cowboy Mouth Voodoo Shoppe

Hip Hop Helps: After The Storm Explicit Lyrics

Hurricane Katrina: We Gon' Bounce Back Explicit Lyrics

A Concert For Hurricane Relief

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