PRESS RELEASE 09/06/05
http://www.HurricaneKatrinaSurvivors.com, a leading website with
for Hurricane Katrina survivors and their families, has implemented a
searchable photo database. Evacuees with access to the internet will be
able to upload their photograph and post their relevant information so
family members can search for them. Conversely, family members can post
photos of their missing loved ones in hopes someone has seen them at a
Office Depot in Houston has been generous enough to donate 1000 copies
of a flyer for volunteers to bring to shelters. This flyer is available
on our website
We are also sending an email out to our over 2700 registered users and
posting this information on our home page letting everyone know of this
implementation and hopefully getting volunteers to visit the shelters
and take the photographs.
Hurricanekatrinasurvivors.com ("HKS"), based in Ormond Beach, FL began
on August 28, 2005. It's initial purpose was to provide a central
location for the affected people to go to for information regarding outages,
road closures, school openings, shelters, etc. Once the magnitude of
the devastation was clear, HKS immediately set up forum boards for people
to list the missing and inform family members of the survivors. A chat
room and was set up for people to come together and help each other.
Currently, HKS has a volunteer staff near 20 and receives approximately 3
million hits per day.
Beginning tomorrow, September 7th, we will have between 20 and 30
additional volunteers on staff to start cross-searching our names with names
on other sites.
Robert and Marisa Gary
Ormond Beach, FL
This email was sent to me and
I want to share it with anyone who wants to help.
To everyone that has volunteered to
help, we salute you. Unfortunately
we have not been able to contact many of you that have offered
assistance. Know that in time we will respond to as many emails as we
Many of you have said you wanted to help but had no website or
technical experience. Well we have the job for you!
We here at Hurricane Katrina Survivors are dedicated to the re-uniting
of families, Friends and Loved Ones. There are so many lists out there
that many people have become frustrated in their searches. Would you like
to join us and help us FIND THESE PEOPLE??
If you have any time, great or small, to dedicate to the searching of
these missing people, shuffling through lists and internet websites,
then we want you. This is a daunting task but though the volunteers we
already have, we have located many people. Lets make it many many more.
The job is not difficult and does not demand any serious knowledge of
anything technical. You're receiving this email because you were
technically savvy enough to register. You can defiantly handle this
If interested, please reply to
Robert & Marisa Gary