Hurricane Katrina donation and relief information

Major relief organizations

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or

Operation USA: 1-800-678-7255 or

FEMA Charity tips:

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Islamic Relief:

ICNA Relief:

Humane Society of the United States:

United Jewish Communities:

Information on the Web

National Hurricane Center:

National Weather Service:

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding):

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Louisiana Homeland Security:

City of New Orleans:

Louisiana Governor’s Office:

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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