WorldBeat Cultural Center Plans Hurricane Aid Caravan

WorldBeat_Cultural_CenterSan Diego (California), USA – WorldBeat Cultural Center has made an urgent call for donations. The center is accepting donations to be caravanned down to regions of the Gulf Coast, devastated by Hurricane Katrina, including Lafayette, Louisiana, as main location for relief. According to a WorldBeat Cultural Center spokesman, “This area is not being assisted by the government.””At this time it is crucial that we come together and support our people. Aid is short if at all and we must take action ourselves.”

The following donations are of the most need:

* 3 Trucks (Any type of big truck, transport, moving van, etc.)
* Food and water (The United way is strapped for resources and is not accepting
cash donations. People are without food and water.)
* Pet food: dog & cat food (Animals have no food and people could not leave
without them).
* Housing (thousands of people are homeless and will be for months.)
* Clothing (pants, jackets, socks, shoes, diapers, baby cloths, etc)

Donations will be accepted during the benefit show. The concert starts at 8:30pm
and is located at WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, Park Blvd, San Diego
CA 92101.

For more information, go to WorldBeat
or contact: +1 619-230-1190, E-mail:

Links to relief organizations:

Louisiana-based:’s Hurricane Recovery and Rebuilding Fund (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

Baton Rouge Area Foundation:
This group is working with the New Greater Orleans Area Foundation whose headquarters were severely damaged.

New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC). Send donations to NOMC Emergency Fund.
Funds will be distributed by:

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals

National non-profits:

America’s Second Harvest

Music Maker Foundation

Jazz Foundation of America


National Voluntary Organizations Active in

American Red Cross


Catholic Charities USA

Episcopal Relief & Development., United Methodist Committee

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance., United Way Hurricane Katrina Response Fund.

Mercy Corps’s Katrina Fund

Salvation Army