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    Default KATRINA RELIEF: Charity Contact Info

    Take a few minutes out of your day and make a contribution to your favorite relief organization for the victims of Katrina....you can go online to donate money, volunteer in your state, or sign up to go South, if you have special skills to offer. Here's some contact information for you:

    www.fema.gov (website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency....has lots of info on volunteering,has links to YOUR state's emergency management office and additionally info on how you can prepare yourself, your home, and family in the event of an emergency or disaster in your area...something everyone should know IN ADVANCE....please take time to check it out!)

    Volunteers should not report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency. Self-dispatched volunteers can put themselves and others in harm’s way and hamper rescue efforts.

    Donate cash
    American Red Cross (800) HELP NOW (435-7669) English; (800) 257-7575 Spanish

    Operation Blessing (800) 436-6348

    America's Second Harvest (800) 344-8070

    To donate cash or volunteer:

    Adventist Community Services (800) 381-7171

    Catholic Charities, USA (800) 919-9338

    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 (88 256-5886

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283

    Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

    Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief (800) 462-8657, ext. 6133

    United Methodist Committee on Relief (800) 554-8583

    B'nai B'rith International (88 388-4224

    United Jewish Communities (877) 277-2477


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    God Bless You - how very nice of you to let everyone know what can be done to help and where they can help...peace
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    I received the same email yesterday, with the added message:

    Federal offices said today that people wanting to help to not attend the impacted sites by Hurricane Katrina and instead make cash contributions to organizations.

    Cash donations do allow the agencies to avoid the need to store, pack, and distribute donated goods. The cost to do so becomes prohibitive which is why cash donations are currently being sought.

    FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov listed the (above listed) agencies as needing cash to assist hurricane victims.
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    My maternal unit is working for the Bear Search and Rescue Foundation (http://www.bearsearchandrescue.org). She has gathered donations from manufacturers of things like GPS units and depth finders for the 32 SAR Canine/Zodiac teams down in New Orleans, designated New York Task Force 2. The units are headed by Capt. Scott Shields, a hero from 9/11. She also got PETCO to donate food and supplies for the USS TORTUGA ship, one of the very few shelters at this time accepting both victims AND their pets.

    NYTF2 is rescuing people first and foremost, but they are not leaving the pets behind. They are getting every one they can and bringing them to different sites set up to house the animals--all of which are running out of food and supplies. The guys also seem to be giving away their own rations to kids who are thirsty and hungry. They are a canine force, and of course they all love animals.....I bet they are sneaking bites to the critters, too.

    Alot of the expenses come out of their own pockets, including gas and food. There are certain supplies still needed, like new underwear--because, well, ew--more wader boots, and those ropes with hooks on the end to move big things in the water. You can donate to this great team on their webpage. The foundation is an official charity, and anything you donate can be a tax write off.

    Thanks for letting me tell you about this great group of people.

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