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More Hurricane Katrina Resources & Banner Space Appeal

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Below, a rundown on how Craigslist is being used to help people search for temporary housing, aid and missing loved ones, a way to tag a map with information you know about the New Orleans area or check on partcular locations, some basic news searching reminders and an appeal from the American Red Cross for sites to donate ad banner space to raise donations.

  • Craigslist Versus Katrina from Wired looks at how users of the Craigslist listing service are posting offers of aid and housing to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The key page to check out over there is here, listing lost-and-found (including missing family and friends), temporary housing and volunteer needs.
  • The Wired article also lists other online resources for checking up on missing people and a Katrina information map based on Google Maps that you can use to tag information such as dry areas or the status of locations.
  • If you're looking to keep up on news, there are the online services such as Google News and Yahoo News, of course. Yahoo News has a special Full Coverage page of the disaster worth checking out.
  • If you're a site owner with space, the American Red Cross is asking for people to carry variety of banner ads you can carry on your site to help generate donations. You'll find more info here.
  • Running AdSense? The Jensens blog explains how to carry these ads as an "alternative" ad on your site.
  • See also Hurricane Katrina Resources & Aerial Images from the blog yesterday, for information Gary's posted on his other site, ResourceShelf.

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