KATRINA HELP PHONE NUMBERS FOR EVERYTHING, from the LA Governor's office. They are asking everyone to spead it around.
PLEASE SEND OUT VIA YOUR EMAIL LISTS TO WIDEST DISTRIBUTION POSSIBLE.
Coast Guard Search and Rescue: Emergency Calls only 1-800-323-7233
LA State Police 1-800-469-4828 (for missing persons)
More info for missing persons:
Missing Persons Contact Doreen Brasseaux
Fax Contact Sheet to State Police at 925-4690
State Police has asked that we forward all callers who wish to report outbreaks of violence to any one of the following numbers:
State Police is collecting those reports for all law enforcement officials.
General Volunteers: call 211 for anyone wanting to volunteer
From cell phones *211
Out of State 1-800-749-COPE
Medical Volunteers - OPH (office of public health) is coordinating all medical professionals, etc at 225-763-5763 or 225-763-5762
Boats (for search and rescue): contact Wildlife and Fisheries at (225) 765-2706 or 1-800-256-2749
Calls about Children in Detention Centers or in OYD (Office of Youth Development) Custody:
For youth information on youth who have been displaced from parishes affected by Hurricane Katrina please call 225-287-7988; 225-287-7955 or 225-287-7900 between the hours of 7 : 30 am and 4 : 30 pm.
After hours, call 225-287-7953 and leave a message with all pertinent information. The call will be returned as soon as possible.
Information about damaged areas: call the local OEP numbers below:
ASCENSION PARISH OEP: 225-621-8360
EBR PARISH OEP: 225-389-2100
WBR PARISH OEP: 225-346-1577
LAFOURCHE PARISH OEP: 985-537-7603
LIVINGSTON PARISH OEP: 225-686-3066
ORLEANS PARISH OEP: 504-415-1158
ST. BERNARD PARISH OEP: 504-278-4267
ST. CHARLES PARISH OEP: 985-783-5050
ST. JOHN PARISH OEP: 985-652-2222
TANGIPAHOA PARISH OEP: 985-748-3211
TERREBONNE PARISH OEP: 985-873-6357
Evacuees in Need of Dialysis: call 225-387-1333
Red Cross 1-800-HELP NOW, 1-800-435-7669...All shelters need cots, blankets, and personal items.
http://www.shareyourhome.org or 888-827-2525 for those willing to provide housing.
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation:
The governor has established this foundation to collect and distribute donations to private and public entities for disaster relief for losses and/or damages brought on as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
1201 North Third Street, Suite 7-240
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Phone: (225) 342-7000
Fax: (225) 342-1057
Contact either Maris LeBlanc or Jean Vandal for information and assistance.
Website to accept credit card donations and provide other information is under construction and will be linked to the http://www.louisiana.gov website.
Other Faith-based Organizations for Donations:
Operation Blessing 1-800-436-6348
America's Second Harvest 1-800-344-8070
Adventist Community Services 1-800-381-7171
Catholic Charities, USA 703 549-1390
Christian Disaster Response 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee 1-800-848-5818
Church World Service 1-800-297-1516
Convoy of Hope 417-823-8998
Lutheran Disaster Response 800-638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service 717-859-2210
Nazarene Disaster Response 888-256-5886
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 800-872-3283
Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief 1-800-462-8657, ext.6440
United Methodist Committee on Relief 1-800-554-8583
Unemployment Insurance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance Claims: go to the nearest Department of Labor One Stop or Job Center to file claims or go to http://www.LAWORKS.net
1-800-462-7285 (Hearing Impaired)
Food Stamps Hotline: The phone number listed for the federal Food Stamp Hotline is not working correctly. DSS is currently trying to establish a hotline but it is not yet operational.
In the meantime know the following:
- People can use their food stamps wherever they are -- even if out of state.
- Current recipients will have their food stamps automatically added on Thursday, September 1st.
- Emergency food stamps information will be released soon by DSS.
- Once the offices are open, citizens will be able to call their local DSS, Office of Family Support office for more information. http://www.fns.usda.gov
Higher Education Information - Board of Regents College Information Hotline at 1-866-415-2269. For TOPS or financial aid information, call the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) at 1-800-253-5626, ext, 1012.
Hotel Information (for availability & reservations) 1-800-994-8626
Problems with Hotel: Refer to Attorney General's Office 326-6705 or 1-800-488-2770
Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Line 1-800-488-2770
(for price gouging)
Road Closure Hotline 1-800-469-4828
Road Conditions 1- 800-469-4828
Road Emergencies 1-800-469-4828 or *LSP (any cell phone)
Red Cross 1-866-GETINFO (1-866-438-4636)
Salvation Army 1-800-725-2769 (1-800-SAL-ARMY)
Social Security: At this time, and in the future, anyone can go to the local SS office of where they are staying (anywhere in the United States) and they will be able to get a check, however they must show they were misplaced, (i.e., drivers license).
The way it will work is the SSA will try to send at least two reps to each shelter so the people don't have to have transportation to go to the SSA office, but if they want the check asap, they will need to go to the local SSA office. They will be able to assist the constituents on the spot and give them their check.
Note: This information is for persons that are already receiving Social Security, Social Security Insurance, and/or Social Sec. Disability Insurance. If someone needs to apply for SS, they need to go to the local SSA office and apply.
To find the nearest local office
Special Needs Shelter Information:
Baton Rouge 800-349-1372
State Police Emergency Numbers
Children who are out of school:
The Superintendent of Education urged all parents to enroll their children in schools wherever they are. He said not to worry about documentation or records. That will be sorted out later. Go to the nearest school and register.
Department of Education 1-877 453-2721.
HT: Ann Marie!