Katrina and Rita Relief Funds
SCV Disaster Relief Fund Information
SCV Relief Fund
The SCV Relief Fund provides short term stipends to meet members needs when situations arise that impact member needs regarding food, shelter, medication or medical supplies. We must help our brothers. Members must make their needs known. Contact may be made through IHQ or any of the following committee members:
Douglas D. Dawson --Chairman
LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH "KATRINA" RELIEF FUND
The League of the South will undertake a relief fund for our members who were victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Our first order of business has been to contact our members in
south Alabama, south Mississippi, and southeast Louisiana who were
in the storm's path. Thus far, we are happy to note that most of
our members in Mobile and the surrounding areas of southwest
Alabama have reported in safely with little major property damage.
However, because of our inability to contact LS members in
Mississippi and Louisiana, we have no idea about their status or
specific needs. I can report, however, that Ron Kennedy and his
family, who live in Mandeville (north of NO on the lake front),
are safe in north Louisiana. Dr. and Mrs. Milburn Calhoun, owners
of Pelican Publishers of Gretna, are also there and safe as well.
bless you and may He relieve the suffering of our people.
BEAUVOIR RELIEF FUND
Pursuant to directions from Commander General Daniel Jones, the MOSB is formally announcing the process and procedure for the BEAUVOIR RELIEF FUND. Cmdr. Jones has asked Army of Tennessee Commander Phillip Law to coordinate this relief effort. I have spoken with Rick Forte, President of the Beauvoir board this morning. Rick said some looting has occurred, and graphically described the destruction in and around the grounds. Currently there are several folks onsite, but the temperature is stifling, and there is no electricity, water, etc.. All local stores on the beachfront are totally destroyed.
Commander Law, who resides in nearby Mobile, Alabama, will serve as the local coordinator of donations and the relief effort. At this time, donations are urgently requested to be sent to:
Make checks/MO's payable to: MOSB and reference "Beauvoir Relief Fund" in the Memo line.
PO Box 1274
Fairhope, AL 36533-1274
The Beauvoir employees who have stayed are under great physical hardship. A separate plea for the use of a travel trailer and generators is also being made. Those wishing to provide a travel trailer and/or generator are urged to contact Rick Forte directly at 601-268-3323. Emery Boards
Currently the following groups and entities are known to be sending relief moneys and aide for the Beauvoir Relief Fund:
National MOSB $1,000; Stand Watie Camp #1303 (OK), Tandy Walker #729 (OK), Oklahoma Division; Indian Territory Society; DH Cooper Chapter (MOSB); Patrick R. Cleburne Chapter (MOSB).
GENTLEMEN, THIS IS NOT just an MOSB project. EVERY SCV CAMP, BRIGADE AND DIVISION should participate. Forward this email to the UDC, the Civil War Roundtables, and our numerous Friends of the Confederacy. This is the time to rally all good Southern Folks.
Send your donations today, and we thank you for your support.
Past Cmdr. General & Life Member MOSB
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