One thing that I was able to do while down in New Orleans was sit in at a staff meeting at Phoenix House and see how they operate. I think I gave some helpful comments to their fundraising department. In addition, I would love to explore more ways to help out the disaster relief community down in New Orleans. Its a very interesting group of young Americorp workers, brand-new orgs trying to help out, and I´m sure, much duplication of services that could be eliminated with a little more collaboration.
All these young people involved in the rebuilding process would absolutely benefit from Do Something´s upcoming Disaster Grants (powered by the Dunkin Brands Foundation, look for the grants starting January 5th) as well as our Disaster Bootcamp next fall, so definitely check back with us if you´re interested in this cause!!