Sunday, September 25, 2005

The KatrinaGrace Remote Reconnaissance Project

We're looking for volunteers to make phone calls.

Someone has just donated to KatrinaGrace the use of an 18 Wheeler and a driver to take supplies to the KatrinaZone. In partnership with Trinity Church, KatrinaGrace wishes to identify and contact Katrina Victim Relief Centers (Red Cross or not, official or not) that are within a 45 mile or so radius of Covington, LA, which is where Trinity is located.

We're soliciting volunteers to join The KatrinaGrace Remote Reconnaissance Team that would call Area Churches that fit this geographical criteria. Click here to see that list (many thanks to KatrinaGrace Leadership Team member Johnny Long who let us know about Google's powerful local search capabilities that enabled us to develop this list in seconds). We would be asking these churches

  • Are you aware of any Katrina Relief Centers in your community?
  • Do you have any contact information - names and/or phone numbers - for those Centers or individuals working there?
Then the Team would contact these Centers and ask them what they need for us to bring.

If you would like to volunteer to make these calls, please email Peter Moulton, who is the Project Lead, at

Peter will be

  • assigning different volunteers to contact various cities (we don't want to call the same place 2x) -
  • then compiling the information into one document for the KatrinaGrace Leadership Team. The document should have

    • name of the Relief Center
    • the address
    • City
    • State
    • Individual(s) working there
    • phone number(s)
    • Any organizational affiliation (Red Cross, church, etc)
    • how long they intend to be operating, if they know
We are aiming to send the truck down in mid-October.

We are also exploring the idea of sending folks down to do local on the ground reconnaissance to identify specific individuals or communities that need assistance.


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