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Here are a few of charities recommended by Ninth Ward musicians. If you got the cash, give it. If not, throw a benefit or something and send it to these locations.


The Rock and Roll Community Fund

Memphis' Goner Records has been doing lots of work over the months to get equipment, housing, and other needs to New Orleans musicians from the garage, punk, and general underground scenes. Goner did a great job of finding housing for all of the exiles in Memphis during the evacuation. This may be the best way to do it because Goner is in charge of dispersing the funds and knows all of the bands and who needs it the most.

Write 'Katrina Fund' in subject line of check

Send donations to:
Trinity Parish Church Episcopal Discretionary Fund
200 N Elm St
Searcy, AR 72143-5271

You can also paypal them at: . But they prefer checks because paypal takes out 3%.

New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC)

The NOMC already has the names and addresses of many New Orleans musicians because they've been operating a free health clinic for many years. During Katrina, they were instrumental in finding local musicians and making sure they had shelter.

Send donations to:
NOMC Emergency Fund
funds will be distributed by:
SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc.
103 Independence Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

You can contact Kathy Richard of NOMC at (337) 989-0001


The MC Trachiotomy Hot-Tub Fund

MC Trachiotomy recommended that you bypass the organizations and donate to his personal charity. He promises to disperse the funds directly to himself.

Give cash - no checks - to:

MC Trachiotomy
The Pearl
New Orleans, LA
- he doesn't know his zip - you may just have to find him yourself...


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