Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Wednesday morning- a quick note before trying to find the seafood fishermen who have been completely uprooted and face a serious economic problem shortly.

Once again, for those who are interested in chipping in with money, since that's about the only way to chip in on the ground here:
American Red Cross-for us
Salvation Army-more for us
Humane Society-for our friends who hang with us.

Also, higher ed. students. Like the little ones you need to get back to school. Many universities are offering help to displaced college people. From one post among several:

I am trying to get the word out to university students who were affected by the hurricane. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested; five universities in Nova Scotia, Canada are willing to take in students at a reduced tuition fee. One is even offering to take 5 students free of charge (will provide full tuition and room and board). The others are willing to do whatever they can to get students into classes and houses. contact
or go to to see two examples. Also, you can contact me via my web blog for further information.

Canada would be fun.

Also, I have heard Columbia University in New York is willing to take in students.
Don't stop learning.


Blogger Goodcharacter said...

I couldn't' stop making this comparison..

inches of rain in new orleans due to hurricane
katrina... 18
inches of rain in mumbai (July 27th).... 37.1

population of new orleans... 484,674
population of mumbai.... 12,622,500

deaths in new orleans within 48 hours of katrina...100
deaths in mumbai within 48hours of rain.. 37.
number of people to be evacuated in new orleans... entire city
number of people evacuated in mumbai...10,000

Cases of shooting and violence in new
Cases of shooting and violence in mumbai.. NONE

Time taken for US army to reach new orleans... 48hours
Time taken for Indian army and navy to reach

status 48hours orleans is still waiting
for relief, army and electricty
status 48hours later..mumbai is back on its feet and
business is as usual's most developed nation
India...third world country..

oops...did i get the last fact wrong???

7:21 AM  
Anonymous SSprite said...

I linked your blog to my blog. I hope you don't mind? I feel what you have to say is of the upmost importance. People not in the diaster area need to give untill it hurts. My condolences, prayers and continued money/clothing support go out to you ALL. Hang in there... SSprite/Pennie

My Blog:

7:34 AM  
Anonymous angie r. said...

Columbia University is definitely taking students, for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina interested in relocating to New York City. I am in the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and we have received several e-mails about it. Columbia is also accepting undergrads and graduate students from our professional schools (Biz, Journalism, Law, etc.)

Also, Columbia welcomes faculty and researchers displaced by this tragedy as visiting scholars/scientists.

All information can be found at this page on Columbia's website:

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schools all around the Southeast are doing the same.
Tenn, MS State, Ole Miss and others are still taking students until the 10th or so.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous angie r. said...

For some reason that link was screwed up...

Here it is again:
Columbia Katrina Page

8:38 AM  
Blogger Shrew said...

A useful link for college students in the affected areas is:

8:41 AM  
Blogger thinking girl said...

Wow - I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where several of these schools are. I am really pleased and impressed with the universities here for making this incredible offer to students affected by Katrina. I'm proud to be Canadian, and proud to be Nova Scotian right now. Come up here, you won't be sorry! Halifax is an awesome place, beautiful, lots of fun with kind and friendly people. We'd love to have you.

Take care, all the best

8:55 AM  
Blogger hunnybear said...

I like the comparisons in the first quote. True and sad

10:35 AM  
Blogger Rod Renegade said...

The other sad comparison that wasn't made is that folks in "less developed" countries have not forgotten about the basics of survival and what's important. They will help one another in times of crisis because everyone's in it together. A good percentage also live without constant fresh water, electricity, cell phones and air conditioning. They know what needs to get done and how to get back on their feet. How many of us would be able to cook a simple meal if we lost our electricity or gas? It's not a pretty thought.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Asha X said...

I live in Halifax as well and anyone affected by the hurricane able to come should feel free to contact me. I would be happy to offer any assistance I can in addition to my thoughts and prayers. It inspires me to see so many coming together as what has happened could easily have happened to any of us. In solidarity!

11:47 AM  
Blogger crstlangl said...

If any of the students take the offer please drop me a line, I'm in Nova Scotia and not far from the Universities that are offer spots to students.

Might be nice to have a familair voice on the other end if you decide to come our way!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Blue Dog Art said...

Penn State is also taking in displaced students.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Lost Stick said...

Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg Kansas is also offering reduced tuition to displaced students.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Gober said...

Most of the law schools across the country are accepting law students from Tulane and Loyola for the semester -- or longer if necessary. Many of the schools are offering free tuition. Lexis is paying for books for many of these students. Westlaw is also contributing. It is amazing how people can come together when needed. Law students who have not yet found a place need to contact the American Bar Association Law Student Division at

8:33 PM  
Blogger mike247worldwide said...

St. Ouis University in St. Louis, MO is taking students (especially those from Loyola) I think without charging any further fees than they have already paid.

10:43 PM  
Blogger mike247worldwide said...

Sorry, that's St. Louis University

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is Monmouth University in NJ

I believe Rutgers is as well...

7:02 AM  
Blogger mar-mar said...

I work at Northwestern University in Evanston, Il. Fall classes there begin Sept. 20. They are taking ALL displaced undergraduate students who can get here and some graduate students, tuition-free.

Also, for art college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is taking undergraduate students free of charge, and is making dorm housing available free (for a limited number) also, until Sept.14.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The University of Minnesota is offering to take students also.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Canadian in USA said...

All of Canada is taking in people and families. Please feel free to contact any of the NGO aide agencies like the Red Cross. If you have an affiliated church in Canada contact them. Canadian consultates in your state will help you. Contact the provincial government of your choice by just phoning. The Canadian Broadcasting Corperation is good place to get directions to help.
What you should expect in Canada
1. Help relocating, finding a place to stay, living expenses etc.
2. Excellent schools for your kids or yourself.
3. Free and excellent health care.
4. Experienced disaster relief people
5. Amatures wanting to help and with their heart in the right place.
6. Canada has a similar culture to your own. Same TV shows for example. You will feel welcome! Quebec and many other parts of Canaa are French speaking.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Fallstarr said...

Pacific Union College in Anwgin, California (2 hours north of San Francisco in Napa Valley) is also offering free tuition for a year (

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reference to the 1st comment by goodcharacter. the comparison is without foundation. rain and a hurricane create different threats and blocks for sending aid and the army (i.e. major infrastructure destruction because of damage and more infrastructure to begin with). The affected populations were not limited to New Orleans and a half-million people.

The violence received too much press, but yes occurred because of class and racial issues. Something India knows about all too well.

And frankly, the inches of rain in New Orleans is unrelated. Besides the comparison isn't yours; you copies a published comment.

Most importantly, your nationalistic comments are unsensitive to the suffering of the poor. It shouldn't matter where they are from. You should care regardlessly about the suffering of people. Being jealous of a powerful country or ashamed of the lack of power of your country gives you no right to be so uncaring

5:39 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I live in Halifax and study at Saint Mary's University myself. And yes, we do take students, who need university because of Katrina. I am not sure about the rate of education, but it definately is cheaper. If you have any questions or anything at all, let me know through email ( or my blog (

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nova Scotia is way too cold in the winter for a Southerner. E, Toronto.

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