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URGENT: Donklephant Readers Need To Find Katrina Survivors

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UPDATE: September 1st, 8:57 am CST
A website, Katrina Connections, has been put together to reunite victims of the disaster with their loved ones.

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Moms, sons, cousins, aunts and friends.

They’re all are lost right now, and you can help find them. Please, please, please spread this information around the blogosphere. I believe that the power of our collective community can help our readers now in our their time of need.

From the comments section of this post about Hurricane Katrina’s survivors:

Carolyn Hopkins Says:
I am looking for my two cousins, John and Barnes Carr, ages 60 and 63. They have lived in NO many years and likely did not evacuate. Their home address is 611 S, Scott. Please help me in my search for them. My phone is 662-295-4244, 662-234-7729. If found, please ask that they call me collect.

Natasha Pierson – Nash Says:
I am looking for Angele and Errol Glappion and Ronald Southall. They lived in the suburbs of NO. I am also looking for the Cole Family : Morris, Yolanda, Kelvin, or Elisa. Tiffiani and Calvin Crawford. Please contact me with any information on these people…. Please email me at przhm@excite.com…. thank you and may God take care of everyone.

Kema Kelso Says:
I need to find my son Nathan Kelso 19 just moved to new orleans 3 weeks ago. Last staying at St Pierre hotel in the French Quarters to ride out the storm. Phone Number 901-601-0215.

Bob Hallingse Says:
I am trying to locate my Aunt. Her name is Shirley Bonnet (age 80). She did not evacuate from New Orleans… preferring to ride the storm out at her house. She has no family in New Orleans. Her only family lives in North Carolina. If anyone knows of her whereabouts… please have her call (828) 253-1519 or (704) 282-6479. Thank you so much ~

Bobby and Kelli Heaton Says:
We are trying to locate our Mom, her name is Mary Ann Heaton. She lives in Biloxi, MS. Also our grandparents Richard and Kathleen Lott of Gulfport MS. Also our sister and her family, Teresa, Steve, Amy, Steven, and Serenity Bueno all of Biloxi, MS. Please email at future_pga_star@yahoo.com if you have seen them or know of where any of them are located. Thank you so much!!

Remember, you may know somebody who knows somebody who knows one of these people. Get these conversations started as soon as possible.

MORE FROM THE COMMENTS SECTION

nikki farmer Says:
I’m Nikki Farmer and I’m looking for Ginger Jones she is my aunt she lives in ST.Bernard please get in touch with me @ 1-901-827-3155

MORE

Faith & Remona Says:
ALFRED JOHNSON, New Orleans Museum of Arts employee is unreachable. Is he comming to the ASTRO DOME? Is he still in the Turmoil? Pls let us know? 5043902399 or 5044918361 by textmsg. our NO base is out of order for receiving phone calls. GOD BLESS.

MORE: SEPT 1ST

Looking for Larry Babin Says:
FAMILY LOOKING FOR FATHER LAWRENCE LARRY BABIN OF ARBAI LOUISANA, 65 YEARS OLD ONLY RECENTLY MOVED BACK TO LOUISANA FROM GUAM AFTER SOME 45 YEARS. HIS CHILDREN ON GUAM AND DAUGHTER BONNIE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEEDS TO HEAR FROM DAD.

STILL MORE…

Bud and Pat Lambert Says:
We are looking for Robert Lambert. He is a mentally disabled 42 year-old man. He and his mentally disabled room-mate were evacuated from their group home apartment at 282 Big Lake Road #21, Biloxi. We spoke with him just 30 minutes before he was evacuated to supposedly a local college. If anyone can get some information on him, please call us at (949)842-6671. Thank you and God Bless everyone who is trying to help locate survivors and get them connected once again with their families.

Jennicca and Valerie Wrobel Says:
Hello, we are looking for my Aunt and uncle. Lani and Jeff Brandmire, they lived in Biloxi, Mississippi. We have no idea where they are if anyone knows could you please get a hold of us at (708)769 6835 or have them call. We want to know your ok! We miss you and love you…..Thank You everyone.

T. Theresa Says:
Our family and friends have evacuated the city long before the hurricane. But my best friend has not, Wayne D. Valcour in Gentilly is unable to get or recieve phone calls. If anyone see’s or hears from him I am in Houston, TX. 5min away from the Astrodome. I will come for him. Please contact me by textmsg 5044918361.
GOD Bless.

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Please
help me find Dottie & Jay Thompson. Picayune, MS. White Cypress Subdivision. Barry 803-397-4497. handymann1963@yahoo.com

looking for family,
Trish Peyton, Heather Hatten, Richard Scott, Patricia Maliongas, or any of my family that can tell me if everyone is ok. sfeazell1769@aol.com

John Says:
I am looking for a dear friend who lives in Louisiana. Her name is Bonnie Bernard. She lives with her elderly parents. Bonnie is in her 30’s. Anyone with information please have her get in touch with me at imntdedyt@comcast.net Dear Lord let her and her family be alright.

Darla Says:
please help me find my boyfriend’s uncle. my boyfriend has no power in hammond so i am searching for him. (his parent’s have no power in MS) we are desperate to find out if his uncle Sonny ‘Thomas’ Oliver is oh k. he last told the family he was not evacuating. he was in new orleans, but i am not aware of the specific area. please email me at vodkasour@gmail.com if anyone knows anything! thank you so much for any help.

DEBBIE Says:
LOOKING FOR PAM AND COLIN KANE ALSO SUE GREEN PAM COLIN VISITING SUE AT HER ADDRESS WHICH IS 332 BARKWOOD CIRCLE BILOXI MISSISSIPPI 39532 PAM COLIN DUE TO GET PLANE HOME THURSDAY 5PM FROM ORLANDO NOT BEEN HEARD FROM PLEASE CONTACT WITH ANY NEWS DON’T EVEN KNOW IF BARKWOOD CIRCLE HAS BEEN TEMOLISHED PLEASE HELP (editor’s note: Debbie links to “http://1723ukonline/”. This could be her email address if you put an @ symbol between 1723 and ukonline)

Mike Grabowski Says:
I am looking for Tiffany Walsh (maiden name). She lived at 6040 Laurel St in New Orleans. She is from 5′0″ to 5′5″ tall with brown hair, slim build and 31 years old. Her date of birth is 2/1/74. She has a daughter, Danielle who is around 9 or 10 years old. I bleieve she has a Aunt in the Houston area, but I do not know for sure. She is an old friend and am hoping both her and Danielle made it to safety before the storm struck. If anyone has any info on her whereabouts, it would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail at djoy888@hotmail with any information. Thanks.

Madeleine Says:
Need info on the Deily’s on Plantation Rd. in Carriere Mississippi. My elderly father fled New Orleans to their home. He has a heart condition and diabetes. Have not heard from them since Sunday, Aug 28.

JIM SAYS Says:
We need info on Heather and Sherry Nelson. Tom and Debra Elliot all from Long Beach, Ms. also looking for Colleen Lohr from Carriere, MS. contact us at jimjanjn@aol.com.

Tony Says:
I am looking for news of Dorothy V. Love. She lived at 79055 Honeysuckle Estates Loop, Covingtion, La. 70435. If any news contact tonytate@bigphone.net

HERE’S SOME GOOD NEWS…

Marcy Says:
I located Daniel & Misty. They had to drive to Meridian in order to use their cell phones. They said the Hide-Away Subdivision in Carriere has lost all trees, power lines and phone poles. But most houses they saw were not badly damaged. It will be a long time before anyone in that area will be able to be reached by phone.

MORE PEOPLE ASK FOR HELP

Jacqueline and Noel Says:
Looking for Mr. Christmas and his son, You met Noel in the Virgin Islands over a year ago. I am in the Houston area and you are more than welcome to stay with us, or please let us know you are both okay.
281-235-3400

MORE STILL…

Bud and Pat Lambert Says:
We are looking for Robert Lambert. He is a mentally disabled 42 year-old man. He and his mentally disabled room-mate were evacuated from their group home apartment at 282 Big Lake Road #21, Biloxi. We spoke with him just 30 minutes before he was evacuated to supposedly a local college. If anyone can get some information on him, please call us at (949)842-6671. Thank you and God Bless everyone who is trying to help locate survivors and get them connected once again with their families.

Jennicca and Valerie Wrobel Says:
Hello, we are looking for my Aunt and uncle. Lani and Jeff Brandmire, they lived in Biloxi, Mississippi. We have no idea where they are if anyone knows could you please get a hold of us at (708)769 6835 or have them call. We want to know your ok! We miss you and love you…..Thank You everyone.

T. Theresa Says:
Our family and friends have evacuated the city long before the hurricane. But my best friend has not, Wayne D. Valcour in Gentilly is unable to get or recieve phone calls. If anyone see’s or hears from him I am in Houston, TX. 5min away from the Astrodome. I will come for him. Please contact me by textmsg 5044918361.
GOD Bless.

wayne &andra mcdowell Says:
Armand and patty email wayne and andra at kulddy@hotmail.com and let us know you are ok! Any one?

Roxanne Townsend Says:
Looking for my grandmother who lives in Arabie – Mary Nunez, Looking for my aunt from Mandeville – Roxie Melerine, Looking for my aunt from Chalmette – Patty Timmons or Davis, Looking for my aunt and uncle from Chalmette Vickie and Rickie Partridge. Looking for my cousin from Arabie – Jason Heimel. My e-mail addresses are townsendfamily5@directairnet.com and onyourtoesdance@yahoo.com. My home phone is 307-754-3864, my cell phone is 307-254-1201. Please contact if you know anything!

Rachel Pickle Says:
Please–I am looking for any help in search of my mother Cindy Barton. She was at her home Monday night at 9:00 p.m. (central time). Her address was 1303 Bloom Place Apt.36 Pinecrest Manor, Bay St. Louis

If you know anything about her or the place she lived please contact me at rlpwes@aol.com

# Kim Chandler Says:
Looking for my friend Dr. Christine Smith and her husband J.B. Anyone with any news please call Kim at 404-218-0907 or 770-781-8600. email is ajsmom@yahoo.com Please tell her I am looking for her if you know where she is.

# Helene Stone Says:
I am looking for Jonny Walker Lirette. He was last know to be on a ship called the Miss Brianna or Brianna. Last herd from him was sometime Sun. or Mon. morning. Said he was OK at that point, but since then some boy has stolen his Cell phone. We don’t know if he is dead or alive. Please help us fine him. He is Walker John Lirette and is Now in Arkadelphia Arkansas. Please let us know anything you can about this boy. He is 19 years old…..

Thank you,
Helene
# Helene Stone Says:
Walker John Lirette is the father of (missing 19 year old in post above) and made it out of New Orleans and made it Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Email me at hsmith16@sbcglobal if you have any INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CHILD. Please…..

Thank you,
Helene