Real People Hurricane Relief

Real People Relief is for individuals, families and groups who wish to help a person or family directly, with no "middle man" "Be The Change" Ghandi "I pray that I may not be tempted, by indifference or selfishness to withhold from others the help I have received." Author Unknown to me

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Contact me with questions at: I registered this project as part of the Make A Difference Day campaign. Since I continue to receive emails from both organizations and citizens regarding little money is trickling down to the survivors' level, I feel this is very important. Most people want to help someONE, not something. This site gives them the opportunity to do just that - help someONE.
Information for Individuals I will send you the links of your post, so the information can be edited as needed. I will leave the information of each family up as long as I receive 2 updates a month. I am willing to post up to 3 current pictures (I'll touch them up and resize if needed) and will rotate pictures as new ones become available.
Information For Agencies I know many agencies work with families who are struggling to find the money for their daily living and recovery efforts. I am willing to highlight up to 1 family a week from each organization who contacts me - leaving the information of each family up under the same guidelines as above. You will also be able to send this link to your reader/volunteer base so they can follow the information with less effort on your part.
Please copy and paste the following into an email and answer as briefly, but as completely as possible. I have vertigo, so reading is a challenge!

Questionnaire For Inclusion On Real People Relief

Information To Be Posted on Your Page
- I would like first and last, but please note what you feel comfortable having posted for all to see.

Email: - only contact information public will have about you. You will decide if you want them to know your full information by emailing them.

Location: - where you were; where you are; where you plan to be in a year.

Number in Household: - Please include pets. First names, sex and age of each person.

– brief paragraph of what you’ve been through, who you’ve applied for help with, what has happened in the last year.

Current Living Arrangements: - FEMA Trailer, Apartment, House, Tent?

Help: - what help, if any, have you received thus far?

Photos: - Up to current photos – can be rotated through as new images are sent.

Needs: Please list preferences; if you’re going to want, you might as well want what you want! Below are examples and in the categories to be listed under.
Foods – non-perishable only
Paper Products – Napkins, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.
School Supplies – notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, etc.
Computer Supplies – paper, ink (give specific cartridges)
Cleaning Supplies – Windex, Dishwashing liquid, Laundry detergent, etc.
Household Supplies – light bulbs, kitchen supplies (pans, pots, etc.)
Clothing – list sizes and style color preference
Stores you shop at – for possible gift cards or gift registry

Information Not Posted
Full Name
Mailing Address
Phone Number

What I Need
Twice monthly updates: - The more often I can update your information, the more frequently your information will be reviewed. People view blogs like an ongoing story. They get hooked on new little tidbits. If I don’t receive updates, the information will be pulled after 8 weeks.

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