Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. Houston's religious and community leaders will be meeting in an emergency meeting to prepare for the 25,000 persons who will be relocating to their new home at the Astrodome in the next 18-24 hours. I will be there representing Technology For All and Houston Hope who are working together to assist in this effort. We don't yet fully know what that means. But in the short term, we are already working with several corporate partners to initially provide 40 computers and Internet connectivity for those who will be living at the dome. We hope to provide many more. This will be one of their connections to the outside world.
You can assist with donations of Pentium 4 or faster computers that you have replaced. With our corporate partners CompuCycle (www.compucyle.net ) and SimDesk (www.simdesk.com ), we are working together to get these computers into place to provide a connective lifeline for the victims of this horrible natural disaster. We have 40 computers ready to go. We anticipate we will need many more. Our office at 2220 Broadway will be open from 8-6:30 p.m. tomorrow to receive computers and other donations that can be utilized for the set-up at the dome. For larger donations please call me directly at 713.454.6411.
Community Technology Center volunteers and others will be mobilized by TFA's Pam Gardner to assist in this effort. If you are willing to volunteer, please Pam know at 713.454.6415 or by email at Pam.Gardner@techforall.org . There are a number of useful BLOGs related to Katrina relief efforts. See them below.
Let's work together to create hope in the hearts of our neighbors from Louisiana!
William S. ReedTECHNOLOGY FOR ALL®/Technology For All-Houston2220 Broadway Houston, TX 77012 Tel: 713.454.6400 Direct: 713.454.6411 Fax: 713.454.6454 e-mail: Will.Reed@techforall.org website: http://www.techforall.org BLOG: http://texasctcs.blogspot.com/ TFA-Wireless http://www.techforall.org/tfa_wireless.html "We Empower Communities"
HOUSTON HOPE® - "Working Together to Create Hope for Houston's Neighborhoods"2220 Broadway Houston, TX 77012Tel: 713.454.6444 Direct: 713.454.6411 Fax: 713.454.6454e-mail: Will.Reed@houstonhope.org website: www.houstonhope.org BLOG: http://houstonhope.blogspot.com/
Katrina Aftermath - http://katrina05.blogspot.com/
Craigs List, Katrina assistance - http://neworleans.craigslist.org/about/help/katrina_cl.html
SciGuy - http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/
Harris County Citizen's Corps - http://www.harriscountycitizencorps.com/
Katrina Missing Persons Feed - http://katrina05.blogspot.com/2005/08/missing-persons-photo-feed.html