Nashville responds: OpenChurches.com has been launched as a clearing house for matching Katrina-affected people in need of long-term housing with Christian churches and members able to meet their needs. OpenChurches.com will maintain a database of all participating congregations and their ability to help. They will then connect people in need of housing with congregations equipped to help.
From the website:
The idea for OpenChurches.com was conceived by members of the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee. Like everyone watching the horrific images on television in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, these Christians asked themselves, “What can we do?” They knew there were hundreds and thousands of Christian congregations eager and able to help, but faced the reality that there was no real mechanism tying them all together.
(via: Nashville is Talking)