Woot. Chabad of New Orleans has posted some hurricane relief information, including a network of centers assisting in housing for refugees. This should be useful for those of you in Texas and the other Gulf areas who are wondering how to reach a Jewish family in need (or any family for that matter) directly. (Now that my folks are de-homed, if any of you can score me high holiday tickets in California you let me know, lol.)
From Chabad’s website:
At present, nearly all of New Orleans’s residents, including 12,000 Jews, have evacuated the city. Evacuees may be without permanent homes for a month or more. Chabad is working with its network of centers in the areas to which the people evacuated to provide food shelter, and emotional and spiritual comfort to these thousands of people. Evacuees to Houston, Austin, Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Tallahasee, and the rest of Florida can contact the local Chabad representative for assistance.