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
www.fflic.org
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
718-254-8800
Based in the African-American community and with branches in the South, they are building aid networks independent of government.