Information on Hurricane Recovery: Job & Volunteer Opportunities
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OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
|American Staffing Association
The American Staffing
Association has been working with its members, state chapters, and relief
organizations to establish a database of staffing companies that have pledged to
make finding jobs for Katrina survivors a top priority. Search among
approximately 7,500 firms nationwide that fill jobs in health care,
office/clerical, technical, information technology, professional/management and
industrial occupations. Jobs include full- and part-time positions from entry to
senior level, and many firms provide career services, such as resume and
Craigslist.org - New Orleans
Craigslist.org, the hub for a network of 175 local
classified-ad Web sites, lists jobs from employers throughout the U.S. seeking
to recruit Katrina survivors. More than 1,000 ads for jobs from entry to senior
level are posted, reports Jim Buckmaster, chief executive officer of the San
Francisco-based network. Additionally, you can look for jobs on any of the local boards by searching
for the keyword "katrina."
Labors Hurricane Recovery Job Connection - The Department of Labor has
launched the Hurricane Recovery Job Connection, a new web site focused on
supporting the transition back into employment for individuals impacted by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This web site is designed to assist three specific
audiences: individuals seeking new, full-time employment either in their home
state or in a new state; individuals wishing to assist in the clean-up and
rebuilding efforts through temporary employment, and employers who want to list
jobs supporting hurricane recovery efforts or want to hire workers impacted by
In an effort to support the
economic recovery of Hurricane Katrina victims and accelerate the rebuilding
process in the region, Fluor Corporation has announced that it will set up
several craft training centers and fund, at its own cost, the training of the
first 1,000 citizens whose homes and/or jobs were lost by the catastrophic
storm. Fluor's work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of
providing temporary housing units for individuals displaced by the storm will
require a significant number of craft personnel. Fluor's rapid response in
setting up craft training centers to educate individuals in virtually every
civil craft, including electricians, pipe fitters, welders, equipment operators
and riggers, will accelerate the recovery progress in the Gulf region. Once
trained, these workers will be employed by Fluor, its Louisiana-based
subcontractors and other construction companies to install temporary housing
units and perform other related work. Individuals interested in training or
craft employment opportunities with Fluor should register at www.jobs2help.com.
This job board provides
displaced workers in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail industries an
opportunity to find jobs nationwide. This service is free for both job seekers
More than 50 industry
associations and trade groups across the country are inviting their members and
others to post jobs for evacuees at no cost. Job hunters and employers can post
resumes and job openings at the site for free.
by Career Builder, this site matches hurricane survivors with jobs. The job
postings found here are specifically for Katrina survivors and are updated
The Louisiana Works site provides
information for displaced individuals who wish to look for jobs back in their
home state of Louisiana.
The National Restaurant Association and
Hcareers have partnered in developing a new job board developed specifically for
displaced workers in the restaurant and hospitality industries. On this new site
job seekers have free access to view thousands of industry jobs nationwide
across the entire Hcareers network.
Subcontractors and craftsman can apply for
available positions in hurricane recovery assisting FEMA.
websites that have job postings of interest to hurricane survivors looking for
Specialty Market Job Boards
VOLUNTEERING AND DONATIONS |
If you need information about getting back
on your feet after a hurricane, or if you would like to volunteer your time or
make a financial contribution to the rescue and relief efforts occuring in the
aftermath of the hurricane, this section lists resources that will guide you to
organizations that can offer help. The section is broken down by federal, nationwide, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi
|Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)
website contains information for evacuees and survivors, including applying
for assistance, searching for housing, loved ones, and pets, unemployment information, and health and social
GovBenefits.gov has a variety of
national benefit and assistance programs geared toward disaster recovery, such
National Emergency Resource
The National Emergency Resource Registry stands ready to
assist the coordination efforts between the resources that are needed and the
resources that may be available from the private and public sectors. If you or
your organization/agency/corporation have resources - such as housing,
transportation, and food or personal items - that may be made available to the
relief effort, please register with the NERR.
As a coordinating entity in the White House, USA Freedom Corps
is charged with promoting a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility
in America. USA Freedom Corps promotes and expands volunteer service in America
by supporting Federal service programs, serving as a resource for non-profits,
recognizing volunteers, and helping to connect individuals with volunteer
organizations in their communities. The organization lists volunteer
opportunities benefitting hurricane victims in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps
people recover from disasters and rebuild their lives by providing affordable,
timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and
businesses. The organization's website contains information on disaster fact sheets and disaster loan applications.
FirstGov, the U.S. Government's
official website, contains comprehensive information on all aspects of recovery
and relief after a hurricane. Topics include:
|Adventist Community Services
Services is a non-profit, humanitarian agency for the Seventh-day Adventist
Church that works within the United States and Bermuda through more than 1,100
localities. The agency meets people's immediate needs through social services,
including disaster response.
American Bar Association
The American Bar Association
is committed to helping survivors, small businesses, lawyers, law schools,
students, military personnel and others to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina. ABA-member lawyers can volunteer to provide legal assistance, find
information on making donations for disaster relief and receive guidance on how
to most effectively help the victims of the hurricane. The ABA web site also
serves as a valuable resource for the general public, offering referrals,
hotline numbers, assistance for military personnel, small business owners and
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by
volunteers, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent,
prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The organization's website contains information for evacuees, a registry to help reconnect loved
ones missing in the aftermath of the hurricane, and information on volunteering
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The ASPCA's Disaster Relief Fund provides information on how to make
donations to support the organization's relief and rescue operations for animals
affected by Hurricane Katrina. The site also provides a list of temporary animal shelters in the Gulf Coast region, as well as
information on how to volunteer to help.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
As in past
disasters, the ELCA Domestic Disaster Response to this hurricane will most likely
include spiritual care for those affected by the disaster, care for caregivers,
and hardship grants. The Lutheran
Disaster Response also has urgent volunteer opportunities available.
Hands On Network is leading a national civic
movement bringing people together to tackle tough community problems through
service. The Hands On approach inspires volunteers, creates leaders, and changes
lives and communities through effective volunteer action.
Humane Society of the United
The HSUS is leading a massive relief effort to rescue animals
and assist their caregivers in the disaster areas. The organization's highly
trained Disaster Animal Response Teams are working around the clock in New
Orleans and Mississippi; the HSUS has more than 300 people on the ground doing
search-and-rescue and staffing temporary shelters, and has rescued thousands of
animals from New Orleans and other areas. The HSUS is in urgent need of both trained and untrained volunteers, as well as veterinary professionals.
MissionFish helps people support their
favorite causes through trading on eBay. The organization provides a listing of
non-profits and charities and the items they are selling on eBay to benefit
National Committee for an Effective Congress
has compiled a listing of various charitable organizations that are taking part
in relief efforts in the Gulf Coast.
Network for Good
Network for Good is the Internet's
leading charitable resource - an e-philanthropy site where individuals can
donate, volunteer and get involved with the issues they care about. The
organization's goal is to connect people to charities via the Internet -
using the virtual world to deliver real resources to nonprofits and communities.
North Shore Animal League America is the world's
largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption center. The organization is
performing rescue and relief operations in the Gulf States and is in need of financial
contributions and donated supplies.
Petfinder.com has unveiled a
comprehensive Animal Emergency Response Network helping companion animal victims
and their caretakers during disasters. This is a collaborative database linking
information from the public and emergency response organizations and making it
available to rescuers, victims, and volunteers. The site's Animal Emergency
Response Network enables evacuees and survivors to search for found pets, report a lost pet, or request a rescue of a pet left behind.
The Salvation Army continues to serve survivors across the
country with food, clothing, and other needs. A $100 donation to The Salvation Army will feed a family of four for
two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household clean-up kit,
containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies. The organization is
also recruiting volunteers to serve in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many Americans are
looking for a way to help. You may not have to go any farther than your own
community to volunteer in a very meaningful way. Local agencies and
organizations from across the country are sending staff and volunteers to the
Gulf Coast every day. United Way has also activated a special fund in response
to Hurricane Katrina. Every dollar donated to the United Way Hurricane Katrina Response Fund will
be used to fund services that address both short- and long-term needs of the
individuals and families affected by this profound human tragedy.
Many survivors of Hurricane Katrina were evacuated to
Houston, TX. The Volunteer Center website lists specific volunteer opportunities
available in Houston for people willing to travel to Houston and assist in the
VolunteerMatch is committed to helping
channel desperately needed resources to disaster areas. There are two important
ways that you, your family, friends and coworkers can get involved, and help
make an important difference in the ongoing relief and recovery efforts -
volunteering and donating.
|Louisiana Volunteer and Donation
1102 E. Admiral Doyle Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
American Red Cross - Louisiana Capital Area Chapter
Louisiana Capital Area Chapter website is frequently updated with information
for evacuees and survivors on housing/shelters, locating missing loved ones, and
other recovery and relief topics for the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas.
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
Disaster Recovery Foundation has been established in order to help provide
immediate assistance to citizens in need through a network of Louisiana
charities, non-profit and governmental agencies, including clearinghouses like
the Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster). The Foundation
is also designed to support long-term family restoration and recovery by
focusing on education, housing, health care, legal assistance and jobs for
Louisiana families whose lives have been altered by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Louisiana Serve Commission
In 1993, the Louisiana Serve
Commission was established in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to rekindle
the spirit of service and citizenship among the citizens of Louisiana.
University School of Veterinary Medicine
The school is running an
animal shelter at the John M. Parker Coliseum that has housed over 1,000 rescued
animals at any given time. Veterinarians, technicians, and students from the
School, as well as volunteer veterinary professionals from all across the
country and Canada have come to the shelter to help. The school's website
contains information on making financial donations to help fund animal rescue
Noah's Wish, a not-for-profit organization
that works exclusively to rescue and shelter animals in disasters, is caring for
hundreds of rescued animals at a temporary shelter in Slidell, Louisiana. The
organization is requesting donation of supplies, as well as financial contributions, to
help fund their relief efforts.
State of Louisiana
- Hurricane Recovery
This website has been established to
provide the latest information and resources regarding relief and assistance
provided by the state government for citizens impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita. Topics include shelter and housing, animals and pets, survivor
assistance phone numbers, education,
business, and ways to provide
|Mississippi Hurricane Recovery
Mississippi Multi-Agency Donations
The donation staging center is accepting donated goods.
Please call the warehouse (1-601-969-6155) prior to delivery to ensure there is
adequate staff to unload your truck.
840 Boling Street
American Red Cross -
Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter
The MIssissippi Gulf Coast Chapter
website is frequently updated with information for evacuees and survivors on
housing/shelters, locating missing loved ones, and other recovery and relief
topics for Biloxi and surrounding areas.
After mobilizing more than 600
international volunteers for tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka, Global
Crossroad has started a Katrina cleaning volunteer program in Biloxi. This is a
volunteer work in coordination with the Mayor's office in Biloxi. Most of the
time, volunteers will clean the debris of hurricane from streets and private
homes, as well as help the people at the evacuation centers.
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service
Haley Barbour has established the Hurricane Recovery Fund to assist
Mississippians who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Goods, services, and
financial contributions are wanted and needed. A call center, being operated by
the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, is matching volunteers and
donations with needs statewide. Volunteers, donors, and those needing assistance
are encouraged to call.
State of Mississippi Official Site
The official state
website contains information on missing persons, housing, unemployment
assistance, and donating to relief efforts.
Lists volunteer opportunities in
Mississippi, specifically for people willing to help sort, package and
redistribute donated items.
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