Social Service, Welfare, Criminology
HV 575 Red Cross. Red Crescent. United States
ARC Chapter Locator is an information resource of the American Red
Cross WWW site. Here, users can find contact information for chapters
within their county or local area.
The site's main page features a keyword search field with search
instructions. Users should submit a zip code of interest into the search
field; results will be a page of local Red Cross Chpater information for the
city of note or for the county, if no city chapter is available. Data
offered here include: (1) chapter business address; and (2) chapter phone
and fax information. No direct WWW link is provided to a chapter WWW page.
At the bottom of each information page are the division links for the Red
Cross WWW site: (1) home; (2) search; (3) feedback; (4) services; (5)
museum; (6) want to help; (7) donations; (8) local information; (9) bulletin
board; (10) calendar; and (11) news.
At the bottom of the site's main page are a link to a list of other Red
Units with WWW locations, a link to e-mail site creators, and the eleven
major Red Cross WWW links. The site is sponsored by the American Red Cross;
Submit zip code to search field; scroll to view matching results page.
HV 696.F6 Food Relief
HungerWeb is a directory to WWW sites devoted "...to help prevent and
eradicate hunger by
facilitating the free exchange of ideas and information regarding the causes
of, and solutions to, hunger." It contains "...primary sources...as well as
links to other sites where information of relevance to hunger can be found."
The site's primary sponsor and information provider is the World Hunger
Program (WHP) at Brown University, which "...combines research, education,
and recognition to address long-term problems of hunger....[It] has the
long-term prevention of hunger as its primary goal." HungerWeb is organized
along four categories, responding to four particular types of users:
researchers, advocates, educators, and field workers.
Once users access the site, the main page displays links to the site's
divisions, as well as related sources. A link to the World Hunger Program
(WHP) homepage appears at the top; further down are links to the site's
index and its introduction. Within the index, users will find an
alphabetical listing of all the WWW sites featured in the directory.
Selecting a title then moves the user directly to that WWW site; all titles
are links to their respective locations in the WWW. The site's introduction
link reveals several documents and sources for study, among them: (1) The
State of World Hunger, by Peter Uvin (the site's creator); (2) basic
definitions to concepts related to hunger; (3) myths about hunger; (4) facts
about poverty; (5) individual efforts to eradicate hunger (what users can do
to help); (6) the Nobel Manifesto About Hunger; (7) the Medford Declaration
for Overcoming Hunger in America; and (8) the Salaya Statement on Ending
At the center of the site's main page are the four major organization
sections of the site, each tied to a particular kind of user: (1) research
division -- features WWW sites from institutions, research results,
bibliographies, and major hunger related data sources; (2) advocacy and
policy division -- features WWW sites on advocacy organizations and
materials, upcoming legislation, and fund raising; (3) education and
training division -- features WWW sites on training materials for education
in grade and high schools, university teaching and professional training;
and (4) field work division -- features WWW sites for agencies, situation
updates, and reference materials for people engaged in hunger prevention
and mitigation. For each of the four divisions, the site's creator notes
those WWW links
which would be of most importance and benefit to that particular kind of
user. The listing of WWW sites follows these recommendations; sites are not
in alphabetical order, so users must browse through entries to find desired
records. Each WWW site's entry contains the site's name and a brief
description of its contents and scope. In all cases, titles of WWW sites
are links to their respective sources.
Related hunger sources and links to their respective WWW sites are provided
at the bottom of the site's main page. The site, and its contents, are
maintained by Peter Uvin of the Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program
(WHP) at Brown University; Providence, Rhode Island.
Select one of four site areas within main page. Then browse through
listings and select records of interest. All titles are links to their
respective sources on the WWW.