Monday, September 05, 2005This is one way anyone anywhere can help: a unified database is being constructed from the many smaller local databases for families of people missing in the states affected by Hurricane Katrina.
While data entry seems like a fairly un-dramatic way to help, I'm finding it easy (takes about 70 minutes to get through a batch of records) and it eases the mental stress of knowing that so many are in need of connecting with their loved ones. Ethan Zuckerman is the db manager, those with more IT experience may be able to volunteer to help on the back-end of this project.
The PeopleFinder Project
those with other suggestions for how to help, or seeking ways to help, click over to http://wheretosenddonationsforkatrina.blogspot.com and read on.