Police officers searching for survivors of the New Orleans hurricane have reported that supplies are not reaching them. Many have not been able to wash their clothes or shower since the hurricane hit, and the water is so polluted that they cannot reuse clothing or boots that have been in the water.
They have sent out a desperate call for cargo pants of all sizes, combat books and socks, flashlights and batteries, t-shirts that say POLICE, underwear, and all toiletries (i.e., toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, aspirin, insect repellent, tampons, eye drops, razors, shaving cream, etc.).
If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Center for Women and Policing will provide you a way to get these supplies directly into the hands of police in New Orleans and the other affected areas.