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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:

• Aidmatrix
• 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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