The Louisiana Library Association has set up a Disaster Relief Fund for monetary donations to assist school, public, and academic library restoration efforts in southeastern Louisiana. Make checks payable to: LLA-Disaster Relief and mail to:
421 South 4th St
Eunice, LA 70535.
The State Library of Louisiana has a Louisiana Library Foundation, and is accepting funds to help Louisiana public libraries devastated by hurricane Katrina. They will forward the money to the appropriate library or community. If you want to donate to a specific library, indicate that. At present, they are unable to assess actual damage or needs for materials because of power and phone outages. When they have a better idea of the actual needs, they may try to coordinate some donations of materials. Make checks payable to:
Louisiana Library Foundation
PO Box 2583
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
If anyone knows the address(es) for donations for Mississippi libraries, let me know and I'll add that information.
Statement from ALA President Michael Gorman on impact of Hurricane Katrina
American Libraries coverage on affected libraries and update today with additional information
The Internet is full of various postings on how you can help, so I'll just point out FEMA
Finding loved ones in the disaster area
The Harris County Public Library blog. Many evacuees are in Harris County, including those who will be housed at the AstroDome.