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If you publish a Web site supported in part or whole from AdSense revenues, you can join the folks at ReliefSense (not a part of Google, but yes Google has ok-ed the idea) who are pledging to donate their AdSense revenues for Sept 12th to Katrina relief efforts. More info at: http://www.reliefsense.com/
MediaSpan/FMW just announced they are offering free website hosting and FTP server access to any Gulf-area media property whose current site has been short-circuited due to the recent disaster. More info contact MediaSpan Online Services CTO Mike Gibbs at 949-369-5900 x209 or email@example.com.
MediaSpan/FMW are also offering radio stations nationwide a free Web application to securely send funds to the Red Cross Hurricane relief effort, while tracking and managing local donations. Get the code from Mike who'se email is in the item above.
If you are publishing via email, please see the section of this page for emailers.
If you run an ad-based Web site, see the Ad Council's link for PSAs at the very end of this Resources page.
If you are running a subscription site, you may want to follow ASAE's lead (see below) and automatically extend subs for members in affected areas for six months. Let's face it, they may not be able to access or pay credit card bills for a while. You may take a short-term loss, but see a long-term gain.
If you handle circulation for a print magazine both the BPA and ABC audit bureaus have reportedly said they will not count distribution to affected areas ... which means some folks will miss rate base. Sorry.
They have also announced their next few month's already scheduled events will do double-duty as fundraisers, and the association will kick in a $25,000 donation to relief efforts.
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has launched a Hurricane Help page on its site where members in need of assistance can have their requests posted. Members who can and are willing to provide services, whatever they might be, are asked to contact ASTA with their offer and multiple contact information (phone, mobile, e-mail). http://www.astanet.com/hurricanehelp/
Also, ASTA members in need of or offering help are asked to contact ASTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-ASK-ASTA. Please be prepared to be specific in your request and have contact information ready. ASTA will be sending regular alerts to members with the most recent postings.
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