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Katrina Disaster Assistance - How to Help

Disaster Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

The WNG provides below a list of pertinent relief organizations, which we hope will facilitate efforts to assist people in need. Sincerely, the WNG Team.

Please submit your suggestions to our Disaster Relief Forum: click here.

National Organizations:

America's Second Harvest | 800-344-8070 ('The Nation's Food Bank Network')
American Red Cross (secure online donation form) | 800-435-7669 English, 800-257-7575 Spanish
AmeriCares | 800-486-4357
Bush - Clinton Katrina Fund
Business Roundtable (corporate and business donation guidance)
Convoy of Hope | 417-823-8998
DHS National Emergency Resource Registry (facilitating organization / agency / corporate donations)
Feed the Children
FEMA Response & Recovery (donations guidance)
FirstGov.gov (U.S. Government's official site for Hurricane Katrina recovery)
GuideStar.og (hurricane relief guide - links to involved charities)
Humane Society of The United States | 888-259-5431
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (coordinates planning efforts of many smaller organizations)
Network for Good (facilitates online donations to many organizations listed here)
Salvation Army | 800-725-2769
Save the Children | 800-728-3843
United Way

Faith-based Organizations:

Adventist Community Services | 800-381-7171
Catholic Charities USA | 703-549-1390
Church World Service | 800-297-1516
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee | 800-848-5818
Episcopal Relief and Development
Lutheran Disaster Response | 800-638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service | 717-859-2210
Nazarene Disaster Response | 888-256-5886
Operation Blessing | 800-436-6348
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance | 800-872-3283
ReliefWeb - Katrina site (information portal)
Southern Baptist Convention - Disaster Relief | 800-462-8657, ext. 6440
United Jewish Communities
United Methodist Committee on Relief | 800-554-8583

Specific to Alabama:

Volunteer Mobile (connecting volunteers with opportunities to help)

Specific to Florida:

Florida Association of Food Banks
Florida Association of Volunteer Centers
The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters

Specific to Louisiana:

Baton Rouge Area Foundation (has an excellent record of providing local assistance!)
Bayoubuzz - Hurricane Katrina site (very good local references)
Chamber of Greater Baton Rogue (business task force for recovery)
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation (set up by the state governor)
Louisiana Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (information portal)
The State of Louisiana (official site - good local links)

Specific to Mississippi:

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (information portal)
The State of Mississippi (official site)

Please submit your suggestions to our Disaster Relief Forum: click here.

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