Best Wishes and Prayers to everyone affected by Hurricane Katrina. Many in the MMA and Grappling Community are trying to find ways to help.If You Want to Volunteer
Well-meaning volunteers are being urged not to report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a volunteer agency. Please visit the USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network to help when volunteers are needed.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists these organizations for those seeking to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina: Donate cash
American Red Cross (800) HELP NOW (435-7669) English; (800) 257-7575 Spanish
Operation Blessing (800) 436-6348
America’s Second Harvest (800) 344-8070
To donate cash or volunteer
Adventist Community Services (800) 381-7171
Catholic Charities, USA (703) 549-1390
Christian Disaster Response (941) 956-5183 or (941) 551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (800) 848-5818
Church World Service (800) 297-1516
Convoy of Hope (417) 823-8998
Lutheran Disaster Response (800) 638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service (717) 859-2210
Nazarene Disaster Response (888) 256-5886
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283
Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
Southern Baptist Convention — Disaster Relief (800) 462-8657, ext. 6133
United Methodist Committee on Relief (800) 554-8583
Obviously you are all aware of the recent tragedies along the gulf of the US due to Hurricane Katrina. So I won’t go into the gory details.
The recent events prompted my friends and me to create a website that allows people that are in need of housing to securely connect with those that have housing available. It operates much the same way as a Real Estate or matchmaking website and connects the families together.
We DO NOT accept any donations and are encouraging people to send their money to www.fema.gov or www.redcross.org. No money is exchanged through our site at all. All information is secure, and no one ever sees another person’s email, address, or phone number unless they want them to.
We are doing our best to promote the site across the nation with press releases and listings on some other sites. We would very much appreciate you checking out the site and sending it to your friends, family, and email lists as well. If you would like to host a banner on your site, or anything else of that nature, please let me know and I’ll make it happen.
If you are not able to house someone, at least you can help spread the word. Forwarding the link only takes a second and could save lives.
This is a historical time due to the magnitude of this disaster. We also believe it can be a historical time when America reaches out its hands to serve others.
Visit the site at www.TheOpenHouseProject.org
The Fight Party Atlanta’s premier promotion company and in asscociation with Casca-Grossa Inc, The Georgia Fight Company, Velocity Kickboxing & MMA( 3 locations in Atlanta ), Tiger Martial arts ( Roswell ), The Hardcore Gym ( Athens ) , Team Praxis ( Macon ) and Body Plex ( Atlanta ) .
Have begun a drive to help the victims of Huricane Katrina, during the month of September and at certain venues and events and locations, we will have collection stations set up .
Since there will be an event in the Atlanta area every weekend in September it will be an opportunity for anyone that will attending to donate anything that you can from old clothes, supplies, food everything and anything.
As we receive these donations we will immediately box them up and send them to the areas that need it the most.
THIS IS THE TIME FOR ALL US TO MAKE A DIFERENCE AND BE OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER………………
THE GEORGIA MMA COALITIONKatrina Relief victim fundp.o. box # 639Alpharetta GA 30004
Thnx for your help
We at Huss Hybid Combat College and the C.A.D.R.E. Association send our support and prayers out to all the victims, rescue, and relief workers in the southern coast disaster area.
The International GrappleFest 2005 is slated for Sept 17-18 in Richmond, Va. In the spirit of helping those in need we have decided to donate a large portion of the proceeds to victims of Hurrincane Katrina.
Please attend to help out a worthy cause.
Martial Artists and well as Musical Artists both will be turning out in force to support this event.
The Battle of the Bands has been amped up!
“Battle of the Bands”:==================The participating groups will play on Sat, Sun, or both. Best Band will receive award based on audience votes(screams). This event will receive exposure from local and national media.
Schedule and the openings for musical performances:Sat: Sept 17Opening ceremonies-10am Between competition throughout day till 8pm.Champion’s Banquet, dining hallFrom 9pm-12pm, MIDNIGHT JAM session
Sun: Sept 18Opening ceremonies-10am Between competition throughout day till 5pmClosing Ceremonies
Nearly a dozen bands will be turning out to cheer on the fighters that weekend. PLUS, special performances from celebrity bands!
In addition to our plan to hold a fundraiser for the Team Reach program for at risk youth, this month’s International Grapplefest 2005, the C.A.D.R.E. Association will donate 50% of this weekend’s proceeds to disaster relief efforts.
Please do all you can for your fellow Americans at this time. You can make donations to: The American Red Cross at – http://www.redcross.org/ Americares at – http://www.americares.org/
The Submission Fighter Tournament Circuit concludes with The Music City Grappling Championships on Sept 10-11 in Nashville. Two of our tournaments this year were in Mississippi and Louisiana. We are greatly saddened to hear of the destruction that is affecting this area. We therefore are asking that everyone who is coming to the tournament next weekend bring can food and bottled water to aid Hurricane victims. These items will be sent back with some of the fighters who are coming to the tournament. We are also having our two $500.00 absolute divisions. Come and help us support the Hurricane Effort.
God Bless, R.Frank Mullis,Jr.