By Indykids Staff
When the government fails the people, regular people step in to provide for basic needs. Here are some grassroots organizations that are providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina:
THE PEOPLE’S HURRICANE FUND
c/o The Young People’s Project
99 Bishop Allen Dr.
Cambridge, MA 02139
A fund directed and administered by New Orleans evacuees.
FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OF LOUISIANA INCARCERATED CHILDREN FFLIC HURRICANE RELIEF FUND
920 Platt Street
Sulphur, LA 70663
A statewide grassroots organization dedicated to creating a better life for Louisiana’s youth.
MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT
388 Atlantic Ave, 4th Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1703
Based in the African-American community and with branches in the South, they are building aid networks independent of government.