Hurricane Katrina donation and relief information

Major relief organizations

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or www.redcross.org

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or www.salvationarmyusa.org

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or www.er-d.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005/

Operation USA: 1-800-678-7255 or www.opusa.org

FEMA Charity tips: www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: www.nvoad.org

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: www.la-spca.org

Islamic Relief: www.irw.org/katrina

ICNA Relief: icnarelief.org

Humane Society of the United States: www.hsus.org

United Jewish Communities: www.ujc.org

Information on the Web

National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Weather Service: iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/graphicsversion/bigmain.html

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding): www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/index.html

Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov

Louisiana Homeland Security: www.ohsep.louisiana.gov

City of New Orleans: www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx

Louisiana Governor’s Office: www.gov.state.la.us

Contacting relief organizations by phone

WASHINGTON – While a variety of government and private agencies are en route to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, federal officials say people wanting to help should not head to the affected area unless directed by an agency.

Instead, people are being urged to make cash contributions to organizations.

Such donations allow volunteer agencies to issue cash vouchers to victims, helps agencies to avoid the labor-intensive need to store, sort, pack and distribute donated goods. Cash also saves on the cost of shipping donated goods.

In addition to the above listed agencies, FEMA lists the following as needing cash to assist hurricane victims:

Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.

America’s Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.

Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.

Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.

Church World Service, 800-297-1516.

Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.

Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.

Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.

Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.

Southern Baptist Convention – Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, ext. 6440.

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