Many current and former UPR members responded to Hurricane Katrina, recruiting medics, nurses, doctors and civilian volunteers. Volunteer relief camps in Covington, Slidell, Point Au Chene, Dulac, and New Orleans were created that allowed a stream of resources and volunteers that would directly influence the success of The Common Ground Collective, created by Malik Rahim in his backyard. Direct coaching and leadership from Plenty International – allowed for transportation of supplies and volunteers. A group of Veterans set up a website for relief networking and communication through satellite internet systems. The website raised $500,000 and it was used it to support direct disaster relief and funded the first free medical clinic in New Orleans post hurricane Katrina. It would also allow for Save our Souls in Mobile Alabama to create a warehouse and distribution center for survivors located there.