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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Specific families in need
From: SHEILA JONES, State Representative, District 44
404-542-8683 info@sheilajones.org

Families in Need of Help, Update 2
Tuesday, September 06, 2005

To locate someone: www.stream.gatech.edu/katrina

Shopping for Clothing - Suggestion: If you want to shop for a large
family, contact the family and have them to give you a listing of the
sizes of all family members. Then take the list and shop for the family,
or take the list and one or two of the family members to get clothes from
818 Pollard Street (near the Stad ium), 404-658-9675.
We were able to get clothing for 3 families at one time when we had the
family to give us a listing of each family members’ size: shirt, pants,
shoes.


Sheila Jones, 404-542-8683
State Representative, District 44

1. Mary LeCoq & Joyce, a family of 10 are living in Clayton County until
September 9th, 504-261-6565
There’s a total of 10 in this family
6 adults: 4 children (3 girls: ages 5, 10 and 13; 1 boy: age 17)

They are in need of money for gas
No agency has made any money available to this family.
They are staying at the shelter at the Georgia Tech Coliseum

2. Tanja Collingsworth and her two sons (14 months & 11 years old)
They are in need of money for her van. They are staying with a relative
in Douglasville for as long as the relative will have them. While driving
from New Orleans to Atlanta, Tanja picked up another family; this family
is also staying with Tanya’s relative in Douglasville. If you are able to
provide assistance to them, please call 770-926-9899.

3. Ayana is living at the AmeriSuites South on Sullivan Road, Room 104.
There is a total of 11 family members: 7 adults, 2 teens, and 2 children.
They are looking for assistance with housing. AT this time they are
staying in 2 rooms at the hotel for 30 days. If you are able to help them
financially or in any other way, please contact the family.

4. Karen Thomas. This is a family of 11 (5 adults and 6 children: 2
girls: ages 6 and 7; 3 boys: ages 2, 3, and 5)
They are asking for a place to stay. At this time they are living at the
shelter that is located at 240 Maynard Terrace (in the 7th Day Adventist
Church). Take I-20 East, exit Maynard Terrace, turn left onto Maynard
Terrace.

Update 2: 9/5/06 – Pastor Gbolahan of Helping Hand World Vision in
Norcross moved this family into Microtel Inn, 5300 South Cobb Drive in
Smyrna. Karen’s e mail address: thkarenann@aol.com (she will try to check
it whenever she can)

5. A family of 10. The mother and her 2 sons and her granddaughter along
with her sister, the sister’s 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters and nephew).
They are in need of money for gas and food. They are staying with a
relative. To provide financial assistance or find out how you can assist
this family call DeLinda Jerome 678-526-1489, in Lithonia.

6. Chelita Hays, there are 9 family members: her mother, grandmother (who
is in a wheelchair), her father (who has prostate cancer), her sister, her
uncle (who has diabetes), her grandfather, great grandmother aunt.
They are staying at the Super 8 Hotel, 6650 Bay Circle in Norcross. They
are scheduled to check out of the hotel at 11am on Saturday, September
3rd. They are trying to get money to extend their stay at this hotel. If
not, they will try to check into the shelter at the 7th Day Adventist
Church located at 240 Maynard Terrace.

This family is asking for assistance. Her grandfather is trying to
continue to receive his monthly check. They drove the grandfather to
S.S. office to see if he could continue receiving his check while here in
Atlanta, but he was told that he has to first get an address, they will
not mail it to a hotel or to a church.

7. Jackie Wright is here with her husband and 4 children (boys: 2 and 11;
girls: 5 and 9). Her husband wears a 4X shirt, and 43 pants, shoe size is
11 ½ - 12. They are asking for assistance with clothing. In looking
through the many bags of clothing, the father was unable to find clothing
in his size.

The mother asked for help in locating her son who lives in the Atlanta
area. She wants to let her son know that she is in Atlanta. The last
time she talked with her son was 5 months ago, his name is Juwon Burdette
and she believes he lives on 5 Points Drive.

8. Terry Randall has 10 fami ly members in her party. There are 4 adults
and 6 children – 2 girls ages 7 and 14; 4 boys ages, 5, 8, 9 and 10. They
are all living in a 1 bedroom studio over a garage in Snellville off Hwy
24. Terry is asking for assistance with a job, she has worked in Medical
billing and has done house sitting. If you can assist this family in any
way, call 678-344-7446.

The father is Vietnam Vet (63 years old, he is a diabetic and had triple
bypass surgery 2 years ago). He will be needing assistance with
transportation to get his free medication at the V.A. facility.

9. Terri Robinson (504-272-4286). There are 26 people in this family.
They are staying at Motel 6 on Delk Road in Room 331. They were in 2
rooms, but because of financial reasons, they had to down size to 1 room.
They are in need of money for gas, and money to continue to stay in this
motel. If you are able to provide housing, or pay for them to stay
additional days at the ho tel, please contact the family.

Update 2: There are now 13 family members here at the hotel; the other 13
went to stay with family members in another part of Georgia. They are in
rooms 235, 237, 227, 225

10. Denise Cardies Zardies, this is a family of 17 – greatgrandmother and
her family. Denise and her sister Wanda were on Section 8 in New Orleans,
are asking for help in getting on Section 8 here in Georgia. This family
is staying at the Georgia Tech Coliseum.

11. Phillip Brock, Jr., his wife Leah, and 2 sons (22 and 23 years) are
staying at Motel 6 – 920 Bob Arnold Blvd in Lithia Springs 678-945-0606,
room 206. This family is very low on funds, they have two vehicles and 2
dogs. They are asking for money for food and gas. Phillip and Brock are
asking for financial assistance: They want to drive to Texas to pick up
their other son, and drive to California to stay with Leah’s family.
Their two sons will be staying in Atlanta, and are seeking employment.

12. Norman Penn, a family of 9; there are 6 adults and 3 children: one
girl – age 2; boys – 2 and 5 years. Norma is looking for a job in the
culinary profession, he has 6 years experience. He is living at the GA
Tech Coliseum. You can go the Coliseum to reach him. Leave a message at
the desk or on the message wall if he is not there.

13. Wilbert & Shirby Bennet (504-481-7921) are living in Norcross/Gwinnett
County with Shirby’s brother. To assist financially with food, gas or
clothing, call Osborne at 770-416-8965.

14. Crystal Creecy is providing housing for her mother, grandmother, and
her brother. They live in Fairburn. Constance Creecy has 35 years
teaching the 3rd grade. She would like a job teaching or working as a
substitute teacher. She lives near Evelyn West Elementary School, and she
has her own transportation. To assist with clothing or provide financial
assistance, call 770-964-7985.

15. Kimberly Williams (a single mother with a 2 year old daughter and 8
year old daughter) is housing her mother, father, her sister (Jacqueline),
and brother in law (Herman). Jacqueline has a CDL license and is seeking
employment – she has no car. Herman has a chauffer’s license – he has no
car. They are on the bus line. Mother and father are retired. They are
living in Riverdale/Clayton County. To provide assistance call
770-875-4881.

16. Lillie Brady is here with her husband (Joseph); daughter (Jacqueline)
& son in law (Herman); and grand daughter (Brittany, age 19). They are
living in Riverdale near the airport. They are staying with Lillie’s
other daughter Kimberly Williams. Kimberly and Lillie has a car. To
assist call 770-907-0733.

17. Bobby Johnson and his family of 8 are staying at Motel 6 Studio - 2360
Delk Road in Marietta 30067. This Motel is connected to the Motel 6. The
phone number to the motel is 770-952-2395 and the fax number is
770-984-2307. There are 5 adults, two girls (ages 5 and 7) and a 10 month
boy. Bobby is looking for work as a building engineer. I just called the
hotel (9/6/05 at 9:23a), the desk clerk said that the family is still
there, but the room is under someone’s name who paid the hotel room for a
few days. The clerk will call me back to give me the room number. If you
can provide assistance, go to the Motel or call the Motel.

18. Yvonne Bacchu, her sister Susan Zander, and Susan’s son Chad Zander
found a Condo in Riverdale, GA. They have received free rent for two
months. Yvonne has asked if someone can provide 3 beds or 3 mattresses.
Chad is a recent grad from Tuskegee University, he has a degree in Animal
Science and is seeking employment. To assist, call Denyse at
770-907-9412 or 678-485-4251, who will get the message to them because
their cell numbers are not working: Susan’s cell 504-606-4406, Yvonne’s
cell 504-231-1983.

19. Donald Williams is staying at Motel 6 on Delk Road (770-952-8161, room
325). He recently got an apartment on Bentley Road in Century 21
Apartments. The family consists of his brother in law, his two brothers,
sister, 2 nieces. His mother was here, but he flew her to another state
to stay with family members. He is also trying to pay for his sister to
get here from Louisiana. He is asking for assistance with pots, pans and
dishes. He has worked as an accountant and is seeking work as an
accountant or any thing. His email is donaldwilliams12000@yahoo.com

20. Roshundal Collins has a family of 8 adults, with girls ages 1, 1, 14,
and 16; boys ages 4, 7, 12, 13, and 18). They are in the Motel 6 on Delk
Road (770-952-8161 in rooms 345, 347, and 349. The cost is $44 nightly.
The adults are looking for employment.

21. Germaine Vantress – family of 8: 4 Adults (2 females & 2 males); 4
girls (7, 8, 10, 14). St aying at Motel 6 in Room 359. Need assistance
for food and clothing. They have no transportation. Germaine is looking
for employment, her experience is Medical billing and Coding, Medical
Assistance, Patient Care Assistant

22. Donna Willis – family of 3: (2 adults, 1 male 78 years and Donna 42)
and 17 year old girl. Staying at Motel 6 on Delk Road, room 359. Need
assistance with clothing. Donna is looking for employment – food service
experience.

23. Matthew Mattio – family of 3: (male 54 years; females 52 years and 82
years). Mattio is looking for work, he has experience as a cook. They
need assistance with clothing and to pay hotel.

24. Katina Jones – family of 3: (female 32); girl 6 years and 17 years.
Staying at Motel 6 on Delk Road in Room 181. They have transportation.
Asking for assistance with clothing for children and shoes: shoe size 12.
Need assistance with clothing and shoes for adults, Shoe size 6 ½ to 7.
Would like assistance paying for room and gas.

25. Edward Wiles & Wife – family of 4: (2 adults: 40 & 38 years); girl 10
years, boy 7 years. They are now staying in a 1 room studio apartment on
Roosevelt Hwy in Union City. His cell is 225-571-0393. He is asking for
$75 to finish paying his rent of $125.00 per week; he has paid $50. He is
asking for financial assistance until he gets his check – he has started
working at a tire company within walking distance from his apartment. If
you have clothes or can assist with clothing let them know.

26. Stacy Jones and Gail Langford (this is a male and female couple) are
staying at the Adventist Shelter, 410 Maynard Terrace (I-20E, exit Maynard
Terrace). They have no money and no transportation. They are trying to
get home to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. There is an elderly parent there
who is ok, but needs them home. If you can assist, call them at
404-377-8817.

27. Kazell Weems – famil y of 16. 11 adults. Five children: boys 4, 7,
10, 12; girl 15 years. Celeste Poole is 87 years old, who how has been
provided a wheelchair. Barbara Greene, who is 76, needs to get
chemotherapy treatment. They are staying at the Sleep Inn of Marietta
(the address is 1175 Powers Ferry Place, behind the Howard Johnson, off of
Delk Road). [This hotel is directly across from the Motel 6]: I called
the room (9/6/05 11:20am) and spoke with Mrs. Poole, but she said that she
does not know how their hotel room has been paid. Call them if you can
provide assistance, 770-952-9005, Room 320.

28. April Banks and her husband Lee (504-236-9081) are here with a family
of 14: there are 12 adults and 2 boys: 3months and 4 years old. April has
high blood pressure and is in need of medicine: procardin, 10 mg 4times a
day. Lee is a licensed barber and is looking for employment. Grandmother
in need of 4X clothing; bras 54D, shoes 10W or 10M. The Grandmother wentto the Diabetes Association and received 1 month of insulin. She has high
blood pressure, congested heart failure and is a diabetic. The Uncle
(Guy) has cerebral palsy. Uncle Corey is asking for shirts – size 4X and
pants size 54. Uncle Mario is in need of shirts size 4X (I don’t have his
pants size). Lee wears 32 pants and XL shirt. All of the men are asking
for underwear (Lee wears medium underwear). They have plenty of baby
items. The 4 year old is in need of shoes, size 10, and clothes – size 5.
I was told that the grandmother really needs clothing. Tini (female) has
worked as a certified nurse’s assistant for 10+ years and is looking for
employment. Corey & Aaron has done work in the carpentry field (counter
tops and marble flooring). April has worked at Dillard’s as a Sales
Associate; she is seeking employment and has computer skills. If you can
assist this family, they are at the Comfort Inn – 4330 Fulton Industrial
Blvd, Atlanta 30 336. Housing has been made available starting 9/6/05 for
8 of them in Douglasville. The remaining 4 April, Lee and the 2 children
are asking for assistance with housing – they would like to live close to
the others who have been promised housing in Douglasville. Call the hotel
if you can assist 404-505-8880, room 524.

29. Ebony Baines (22) and her grandfather are staying here with a friend
of the grandfather in Jonesboro 30238. She is trying to transfer to GSU
from Xavier University. Her sister (18) was rescued the other day through
the roof of a building and was flown to TX, she believes San Anton, and is
now in Nevada. She is asking for assistance to get her sister here with
them. She asked for a discount or a pass to get her sister here. She
would like to get assistance with her own housing (1BR) in the
Atlanta/Fulton area. Ebony is seeking employment, she can type 40 wpm.
504-439-0832 or 504-920-1778.

30. Mary Brown has a fam ily of 4 – 2 adults and 2 grandchildren 4 & 6
years of age. They are staying at the Georgia Tech Coliseum Shelter.
They have no transportation. Her husband, Robert, was trying to get the
family out of the house, but the water so strong, he couldn’t get the door
open. He cut his thumb trying to get them out - he was taken to Kingston
hospital when he got here – poison has set in (per Mary Brown). A lady
from Jackson Memorial took her to church and to visit her husband on
Sunday. She has no transportation. She would like a place for them to
live, and she is seeking employment. She worked at Wal-Mart.

31. Jeanetta Sly is here with a family of 6: girl age 21; boys 2, 6, 12;
twin boys ages 14) They have transportation, but she said they need help
with gas because they have been driving all around trying to get
assistance. They are staying with a friend in DeKalb. She has applied
for food stamps. To assist, call the friend in DeKalb at 678-508-9540.

32. Agulando Miller – a family of 5. He is here with his fiancé’, Susan,
his daughter and 2 grand children: two boys: 1 ½ years and 3 years. They
are staying with a friend of the daughter in Mableton. They have
transportation. Susan has worked as a hotel supervisor and is looking for
employment. They are asking for assistance in getting their own place.
To assist: cell 678-612-7216; home 770-944-7867.

33. Jason Skinner and Torey 504-415-6774 is looking for a 2BR apartment
– Decatur is his 1st choice. He is asking for assistance in getting
brakes for his car, and money.

34. Josh Kemp – two (19 & 21). They are staying at the Ramada Inn in
Gwinnett, room 250. Their room is paid until Saturday Sept. 10th. They
have no car. He is asking for assistance in transferring from Southern
University to Ga Tech, he is a Freshman. To assist 678-598-5252.

35. Nina (18) and Kelvin (23), picked up the 18 year old on the side of
the road trying to get out of New Orleans. This is a party of 3. Kelvin
Hunter has done hazmat/abatement work and is looking for work, and Nina
has worked as a waitress. They are looking for a 2 BR place. Their phone
is working, to contact them: 504-415-6774.

36. Torey Coleman has now moved into his own apartment in Decatur on
Clairmont Road. He is asking for assistance with dishes, a sofa, a bed,
and if possible a tv and furniture. 504-609-4969.

37. Lance Cordova Sr, and his wife are here with their son Lance Jr (age
6). They have their own transportation. They are at the Comfort Inn on
Fulton Industrial. Would like assistance with clothes for Lance, Jr (I
was told that he is tall for his age).

38. Mike Davis, and two sons (3 years of age, size 5) and (9 years of age,
size 12), would like clothing for the children. Comfort Inn, Room 513 on
Fulton Industrial Blvd.

39. Grandmother Marva 68years old (stated that s he sits in the lobby at
Comfort Inn daily from noon to 10p). She doesn’t have any shoes at all,
she is wearing a soft cast on her leg and feet. She said she would like
some slippers, probably size 11 1/2W or size 12. She would like a robe –
size 3X or 4X, and a pair of pajamas. The other grandmother, Marjorie (78
years old) would like slippers – size 9. You will find her sitting in
the lobby with Grandmother Marva. Sheila has asked for a robe size 1X and
slippers – size 9. This is a family of 10 (9 adults and a girl 17 years
old). They are in rooms 407, 111, 113, and 516. Marjorie is in room 111
and Marva is in room 113. Someone in the family has transportation. They
have all received medication since they have been here. Sheila has worked
as a pre-school teacher and is seeking employment. Comfort Inn
404-505-8880. Grandmother Marva stated that there are a lot of people at
the hotel and that if anyone wanted to bring food or coordinate anyonewith the people staying at Comfort Inn to contact Jai, who is in her
family, she is in room 407.

Additional Shelters
Adventist Community Response Center, 240 Maynard Terrace
Directions: (From downtown Atlanta: I-20East, Exit Maynard Terrace, turn
Left, the church shelter is on the right).
Contact Caroline Watkins, Cell: 404-438-2320; Shelter has 32 beds
They are in need of the free standing room dividers
Mr. Hackney has asked assistance in getting another Waste Management
Dumpster at the site

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 501 Grant Street (Atlanta 30312)
Directions: From downtown Atlanta: I-20 East, exit Boulevard, Turn Left,
go to Memorial Drive and turn left; go to Hill Street and turn left; cross
Interstate I-20, and turn left onto Sydney Street. It is located at the
corner of Sydney and Grant)
Contact Rev. Susannah Davis, 404-688-7501

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FIRST EMAIL FROM SHEILA
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September 3, 2005

Dear Pastors and Friends:

I know that many of us have made contributions to organizations to assist
families who have been hit by hurricane Katrina. For the past three days,
I have been going to the shelter at Adamsville Recreation Center, to
assist the families who are here from the Gulf Coast. I’ve talked with
many of the families to see how I may be able to assist them.

There are many families who are in need of financial assistance now. The
organization has not made cash available to them. I made a cash
contribution to a family of four, who are staying in a hotel and had run
out of money - the mother told me she just wanted to be able to get a hotmeal for her family for the next few days. Their money going into the
cost of the hotel and paying for gas as they were driving around seeking
assistance.

Will your congregation, family, sorority, fraternity, community group or
organization take up a collection and give it directly to the families who
are here. These families have not received any financial assistance, and
are in need of financial assistance now.

Perhaps you can help to feed one of these families, help with clothing or
help them with gas. I’ve personally talked with these families and they
are appreciative for the shelter that has been provided. Please see how
your can get financial donations to these families.

The Adamsville shelter was closed on Friday evening, and the families are
now living at the Georgia Tech Coliseum. There is another shelter at 240
Maynard Terrace (off of I-20 East). When your congregation or
organization take up a financial collection, will you take part of the
collection to assist some of these families now. Thank you, for what ever
you can do to assist the following families,

Sheila Jones, 404-542-8683
State Representative, District 44

1. Mary LeCoq & Joyce, a family of 10 are living in Clayton County until
September 9th
504-261-6565
There’s a total of 10 in this family
6 adults
4 children (3 girls: ages 5, 10 and 13; 1 boy: age 17)

They are in need of money for gas
No agency has made any money available to this family.
They are staying at the shelter at the Georgia Tech Coliseum

2. Tanja Collingsworth and her two sons (14 months & 11 years old)
They are in need of money for her van. They are staying with a relative
in Douglasville for as long as the relative will have them. While driving
from New Orleans to Atlanta, Tanja picked up another family; this family
is also staying with Tanya’s relative in Douglasville. If you are able to
provide assistance to them, please call 770-926-9899.

3. Ayana is living at the AmeriSuites South on Sullivan Road, Room 104.
There is a total of 11 family members: 7 adults, 2 teens, and 2 children.
They are looking for assistance with housing. AT this time they are
staying in 2 rooms at the hotel for 30 days. If you are able to help them
financially or in any other way, please contact the family.


4. Karen Thomas. This is a family of 11 (5 adults and 6 children: 2
girls: ages 6 and 7; 3 boys: ages 2, 3, and 5)

They are asking for a place to stay. At this time they are living at the
shelter that is located at 240 Maynard Terrace (in the 7th Day Adventist
Church). Take I-20 East, exit Maynard Terrace, turn left onto Maynard
Terrace.

5. A family of 10. The mother and her 2 sons and her granddaughter along
with her sister, the sister’s 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters and nephew).
They are in need of money for gas and food. They are staying with a
relative. To provide financial assistance or find out how you can assist
this family call DeLinda Jerome 678-526-1489.

6. Chelita Hays, there are 9 family members: her mother, grandmother (who
is in a wheelchair), her father (who has prostate cancer), her sister, her
uncle (who has diabetes), her grandfather, great grandmother aunt.
They are staying at the Super 8 Hotel, 6650 Bay Circle in Norcross. They
are scheduled to check out of the hotel at 11am on Saturday, September
3rd. They are trying to get money to extend their stay at this hotel. If
not, they will try to check into the shelter at the 7th Day Adventist
Church located at 240 Maynard Terrace.

This family is asking for assistance. Her grandfather is trying to
continue to receive his monthly check. They drove the grandfather to
S.S. office to see if he could continue receiving his check while here in
Atlanta, but he was told that he has t o first get an address, they will
not mail it to a hotel or to a church.

7. Jackie Wright is here with her husband and 4 children (boys: 2 and 11;
girls: 5 and 9). Her husband wears a 4X shirt, and 43 pants, shoe size is
11 ½ - 12. They are asking for assistance with clothing and the mother
stated that they are really thirsty and hungry.

The mother asked for help in locating her son who lives in the Atlanta
area. She wants to let her son know that she is in Atlanta. The last
time she talked with her son was 5 months ago, his name is Juwon Burdette
and she believes he lives on 5 Points Drive.

8. Terry Randall has 10 family members in her party. There are 4 adults
and 6 children – 2 girls ages 7 and 14; 4 boys ages, 5, 8, 9 and 10. They
are all living in a 1 bedroom studio over a garage in Snellville off Hwy
24. Terry is asking for assistance with a job, she has worked in Medical
billing and has done house sitting. If you can assis t this family in any
way, call 678-344-7446.

The father is Vietnam Vet (63 years old, he is a diabetic and had triple
bypass surgery 2 years ago). He will be needing assistance with
transportation to get his free medication at the V.A. facility.

9. Terri Robinson (504-272-4286). There are 26 people in this family.
They are staying at Motel 6 on Delk Road in Room 331. They were in 2
rooms, but because of financial reasons, they had to down size to 1 room.
They are in need of money for gas, and money to continue to stay in this
motel. If you are able to provide housing, or pay for them to stay
additional days at the hotel, please contact the family.

10. Denise Cardies, this is a family of 17 – greatgrandmother and her
family. Denise and her sister Wanda were on Section 8 in New Orleans, are
asking for help in getting on Section 8 here in Georgia. This family is
staying at the Georgia Tech Coliseum.

11. Phillip Brock, Jr., his wife Leah, and 2 sons (22 and 23 years) are
staying at Motel 6 – 920 Bob Arnold Blvd in Lithia Springs 678-945-0606,
room 206. This family is very low on funds, they have two vehicles and 2
dogs. They are asking for money for food and gas. Phillip and Brock are
asking for financial assistance: They want to drive to Texas to pick up
their other son, and drive to California to stay with Leah’s family.
Their two sons will be staying in Atlanta, and are seeking employment.
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