Crisis Response

This category is reserved for items directly related to a major natural disaster or other serious modern-world crisis. It is designed to help people quickly find stories related to that situation. There is also a directory of weblinks related to crisis response at http://scatoday.net/crisis/links.

Profits from "Joys of Modern Medieval Life" shop to benefit hurricane victims

Lord Frithiof and Lady Gro from Nordmark, Drachenwald, have set up a range of products on CafePress to raise money for Katrina victims through Medieval Disaster Relief.

How to support the Gleann Abhann relief effort

More than a week after Hurricane Katrina devastated a large swath of the Gulf Coast, including the Barony of Axmoor, Barony of Seleone and Shire of Dragoun's Weal in the Principality of Gleann Abhann, Kingdom of Meridies, a wide variety of relief efforts are underway and offers of assistance are coming from all over the Known World.

Hammerhold cancels Star-Mangled Spanner

The Shire of Hammerhold in the Principality of Gleann Abhann, Kingdom of Meridies, has cancelled its upcoming Star-Mangled Spanner event.

Stand, Gleann Abhann

Mlaf reports on a new song inspired by the valor of the people of Gleann Abhann in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Map Shows Meridies Groups Affected by Katrina

Shari Damkier has posted a map of the Kingdom of Meridies showing which SCA groups are most affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Chateau Teafort Foundation Created to Aid Katrina Victims

Purple Nicholson reports that the Chateau Teafort Foundation, formed recently to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, has already raised over $3,000 for the cause.

Kingdom-level relief coordinators

This is an UNOFFICIAL directory of the various Kingdom-level resource coordinators within the SCA.

Federal Highway Administration traffic info

For those contemplating moving vehicles or supplies in or out of the affected area, this federal government site has information about the status of major highways throughout the U.S.

Shire of Smythkepe Sponsors Operation Alms

The Shire of Smythkepe in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is sponsoring Operation Alms to help members of the SCA donate perishables to local non-profit agencies.

Safe Havens and Veterinary Services Needed for Hurricane Katrina's Equine Refugees

Ashia Yother reports that shelter and veterinary services are desperately needed for equine victims of Hurricane Katrina.

SF/Fantasy authors' hurricane relief site

This relief site is a joint effort of Larry Dixon and Mercedes Lackey, two prominent figures in the Science Fiction/Fantasy literary community.

Meridies hurricane relief site

This web site is run under the auspices of the Crown of the Kingdom of Meridies, and exists for the purpose of collecting and coordinating hurricane relief efforts within that Kingdom.

Meridies now able to accept direct cash donations for hurricane relief

Her Majesty Lethrenn, Queen of Meridies, has published an update on the Kingdom's fundraising efforts for disaster relief.

Hurricane Katrina Roll Call and Supply Info

Clan Marshinfayne is sponsoring this bulletin board for posting or seeking the whereabouts of SCAdians caught in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area, and for information about supply runs being organized within the SCA to get relief into the hands of friends in the affected areas.

PI PDF Subscriptions to Help Hurricane Relief

Mistress Heirusalem Crystoma, Publisher of The Pennsic Independent, plans to donate over 80% of the revenue from PDF subscriptions to the disaster relief effort.

MoveOn.org housing locator

MoveOn.org, the Progressive political group, has organized a non-partisan, non-politically-oriented drive to connect individuals who have space for temporary housing with refugees who need it. Individuals can post available housing on the web site or search for available housing within a specified radius of their location or a location where they might have relatives or friends to help. (Zoom into "detail" link for a press release.)

Finding Katrina survivors (#2)

A privately-organized web site to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina locate one another.

Finding Katrina survivors (#1)

A privately-organized web site to help Hurricane Katrina survivors locate one another.

OSHA Safety Guidelines for Disaster Recovery Workers

The U.S. government's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes these fact sheets on safety precautions you should take when working at the scene of hurricane, tornado, or flood disasters.

Crisis Response Databases

There are several databases that have been created for SCAdians affected by major disasters. These include a crash space needed/available database, to help those who have lost their homes or who have had to evacuate; a group status database where local SCA groups can report in; a roll call database for reporting "I'm okay" or other personal status messages; and an offers-of-help database.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for SCAdians working or living in disaster area

When professional rescuers or relief workers are faced with occupational stress, they call upon a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing specialist to help handle the situation. A professional in this field is offering her services free to SCAdians affected by the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

SCA-BackToNormal Email Discussion List

This email list is for coordinating longer-term relief efforts specifically in the SCA-specific areas like replacing lost garb and armor. The list is complementary to SCA-911 and SCA-Disaster.

SCA-Disaster Crisis Response Email List

Email discussion list for coordinating immediate disaster/crisis response for affected SCAdians.

SCA-911 Crisis Response Email List

Email list for coordinating immediate disaster/crisis response for SCAdians.

Airport scene of quiet, heartwarming heroism

"This world is full of heroes most of us never get to meet," writes Aaron faheud Swiftrunner in this LiveJournal entry, telling of acts of quiet goodness he witnessed at an airport this week.

Song dedicated to courage of SCAdians in path of Katrina

Master Aaron faheud Swiftrunner, a bard in the Middle Kingdom, offers this song dedicated to the courage of our brothers and sisters in the southern kingdoms.

Clother's Guild to Collect Garb for Meridies

Katharine Devereaux, St. Anne's Clothier's Guild Mistress, has announced that the Guild will collect garb, cloth and sewing supplies to be sent to SCA members affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Discussion Lists Created to Coordinate Relief Efforts -- UPDATED

Three YahooGroups discussion lists have been created to help coordinate relief efforts for those SCA members affected by Hurricane Katrina and other disasters.

Katrina Forces Cancellation of Meridian Grand Tourney

Ancyra reports that the upcoming Meridian Grand Tourney has been cancelled due to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.

Atlantia to Sponsor Red Cross Fundraiser

Mistress Mordrea of the Kingdom of Atlantia has announced that a silent auction and Red Cross fund-raiser will be held at the Kingdom's upcoming Fall University in the Stronghold of Raven's Cove.