We need help at the US Department of Commerce in getting the word out
about a call center that we just established to assist businesses trying to
recover from Hurricane Katrina. The announcement that we posted on our
sites is included below. The Secretary has done a press release with
the national news services, but please post this information anywhere that
you think is appropriate. Notice that the service is for businesses in the
affected region, and also for businesses that want to donate items.
Of course, we will also take calls from individuals and other
organizations but these will be referred to other agencies to handle.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
09/12/2005: Through the National Emergency Resource Registry (NERR),
the Commerce Department is mobilizing the resources and good nature of
businesses across the country to help meet the needs of thousands of
businesses devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This call center will take
calls from affected businesses wanting to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina or businesses that want to donate supplies, funds, or other items.
The call center can be reached on the Web at www.nerr.gov or toll free