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Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Advice

With Hurricane Katrina, help is needed in so many ways. Here are a few of the following ways you can contribute. This was provided by Deborah from Home-based Working Moms. I hope you find it beneficial

Section A:

*Angel Flight Southeast, a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteer pilots, is urging public and private institutions involved in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts to contact them for transportation needs.
Angel Flight's pilots can fly free missions to reunite families, deliver blood, medicine, food, and other supplies.
Call 1.800.352-4256

*Many school districts are collecting monetary donations and education materials to be earmarked for books, teaching materials, counseling, and temporary facilities. Please check your local paper to see if schools in your area are beginning a Hurricane Aid Drive.

*The Red Cross is joining many monthly events scheduled in downtown areas to collect money for Hurricane Victims. If your town usually has a regularly scheduled event such as a "First Friday" craft shows, or celebrations of any type coming up please check into this as a possibility of a donation source.

American Red CrossPO Box 37243Washington, DC 20013(800) HELP-NOWwww.redcross.org

Adventist Community Services1-800-381-7171www.adventist.communityservices.org

America's Second Harvest35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000Chicago, IL 60601(800) 771-2303www.secondharvest.org

AmeriCares88 Hamilton Ave.Stamford, CT 06902(800) 486-HELPwww.americares.org

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation402 N. Fourth StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70802(877) 387-6126www.braf.org

B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief FundB'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund2020 K St., NW, 7th FloorWashington, DC 20006(202) 857-6600www.bnaibrith.org

Catholic CharitiesCatholic Charities USAPO Box 25168Alexandria, VA 22313-9788(800) 919-9338www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Christian Disaster Response941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554www.cdresponse.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee1-800-848-5818www.crwrc.org

Church World Service1-800-297-1516www.churchworldservice.org

Convoy of Hope330 S. Patterson Ave.Springfield, MO 65802(417) 823-8998www.convoyofhope.org

Corporation for National and Community Service Disaster Relief Fund(202) 606-6718www.nationalservice.gov/about/donations/index.asp

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach1-212-598-9995www.disasterpsych.org/default.aspx

Episcopal Relief and Development815 Second AvenueNew York, NY 10017(800) 334-7626www.er-d.org

Feed the Children1-800-525-7575www.feedthechildren.org

Gifts In Kind InternationalGifts In Kind International333 North Fairfax StreetAlexandria, VA 22314(703) 836-2121www.giftsinkind.org

Habitat for Humanity International 121 Habitat St Americus, GA 31709 (229) 924-6935 www.habitat.org

Humane Society of the United StatesHSUS Disaster Relief FundHSUSDept. DRFHBM2100 L Street, NWWashington, DC 20037(888) 259-5431www.la-spca.org

ICNA Relief166-26, 89th. AvenueJamaica, NY 11432(718) 658-7028www.icnarelief.org

Islamic ReliefP.O. Box 6098Burbank, CA 91510(888) 479-4968www.irw.org/donate/

Lutheran Disaster Response800-638-3522www.lwr.org

Mennonite Disaster Service717-859-2210www.mds.mennonite.net

Mercy CorpsDept. WP.O. Box 2669Portland, OR 97208-2669(888) 256-1900www.mercycorps.org

National Voluntary Organizations Active in DisasterP.O. Box 151973Alexandria, VA 22315(703) 339-5596www.nvoad.org

Nazarene Disaster Response888-256-5886www.nazarenedisasterresponse.org

The Network for Good8615 Westwood Center Dr.Suite 1AVienna, VA 22182(866) 650-4636www.networkforgood.org

Operation Blessing1-800-436-6348www.ob.org

Operation USAOperation USA8320 Melrose Ave., Suite 200Los Angeles, CA 90069(323) 658-8876www.opusa.org

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance800-872-3283www.pcusa.org/pda/

Salvation ArmyP.O. Box 4857Jackson, Miss. 39296-4857(800) SAL ARMYwww.salvationarmy.org

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440 www.namb.net/dr/

Union for Reform Judaismurj.org/give/index.cfm

United Jewish CommunitiesUJC, Inc. Hurricane Katrina Disaster ReliefP.O. Box 30Old Chelsea StationNew York, NY 10113(877) 277-2477www.ujc.org

United Methodist Committee on ReliefPO Box 9068New York, NY 10087-9068(800) 554-8583gbgm-umc.org

World VisionP.O. Box 9716Federal Way, WA 98063-9716(888) 511-6548www.worldvision.org

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Missing People From Hurricane Katrina - 1-800-774-0512 This site is here to help you find missing persons from hurricane Katrina. If you have their picture of the missing person you can post it to this site in one of two ways: 1. Upload their image directly from your PC using the upload form below. Once you have uploaded an image your will be prompted to enter other information like their name, your phone number and your email address. 2. Email or MMS your picture to callhome.123@tamw.com. Please make sure to put the missing person's name and YOUR contact phone number in the title or body of the email/MMS. If you don’t have an image of the missing person or you can’t figure out how to upload or email in your information, then please call us at 1-800-774-0512 anytime between 9am and 9PM PST (7days). Our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this disaster. May you and your loved ones be safe. This site is a joint collaboration of Textamerica.com and NBC Universal.
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Thousands of Americans across the country have also offered to temporarily house refugees who survived the disaster. The Web sites below can help connect volunteers with refugees seeking shelter:
Homes for Katrina Victims
Open Your Home
Craigslist More Craigslist
HomeFlood.org
MoveOn.org: Hurricane Housing
KatrinaHousing.org
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How to Help

As the nation witnesses the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, thousands are asking FOX News Channel how they can help.
The American Red Cross is taking donations to help the thousands of victims at http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html.
The Salvation Army is providing services for victims and first responders. Donate via the web at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can also make donations in person at your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club.
Following is a list of other Web sites offering disaster relief information:
Military families needing assistance locating loved ones and finding support for their families should contact www.militaryonesource.com or call 1-800-342-9647.
Federal Emergency Management AgencyPhone: 1-800-621-FEMAhttp://www.fema.gov/
Louisiana Homeland Securityhttp://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/
City of New Orleanshttp://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx
Louisiana Governor's Officehttp://www.gov.state.la.us/
Catholic CharitiesPhone: 1-800-919-9338http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
FEMA Charity tipshttp://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasterhttp://www.nvoad.org/
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animalshttp://www.la-spca.org/
National Voluntary Organizations Active in DisasterAnde Miller, Executive DirectorEmail: amiller@nvoad.orgPhone: 703-339-5596
For Patients in Need of Dialysis:Fresenius Medical Care North America Emergency Response Line: 1-800-626-1297Fresenius Medical Care Employee Emergency Line: 1-866-362-6256 x304
Local Red Cross contacts —
American Red Cross - Southeast Louisiana Chapter:2640 Canal St.New Orleans, LA 70119Phone: (504) 620-3105 or (800) 229-8191Fax: (504) 827-2135http://www.arcno.org/?id=5&sub=3
Regional Service Centers —
NORTHSHORE REGION:Regional Office619 N. Tyler, Suite DCovington, LA 70433Phone: (985) 892-4317
Boothville, LA:Phone: (985) 534-7449
Slidell, LA:Phone: (985) 643-5608
Hammond, LA:Phone: (985) 542-3469
Bogalusa, LA:Phone: (985) 732-4227
BAYOU PARISHES REGION:Regional Office1231 Canal Blvd.Thibodaux, LA 70302Phone: (985) 447-3229(Mail to: P.O. Box 102, Thibodaux, LA 70302)
Houma, LA:Phone: (985) 872-6584
RIVER PARISHES REGION:107 Maryland Dr., Suite D and ELuling, LA 70070Phone: (985) 785-0647
LaPlace, LAPhone: (985) 652-9963
American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter4221 Linwood AvenueShreveport, LA 71108Phone: (318) 865-9545Fax: (318) 868-4111Email: redcross@louisianaredcross.orghttp://www.louisianaredcross.org
Red Cross Disaster Assistance info: (866) GET-INFO (866-438-4636)http://www.redcross.org/contactus/
FEMA Regional Offices —http://www.fema.gov/regions/
FEMA Region IV(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)3003 Chamblee-Tucker Rd.Atlanta, GA 30341Phone: (770) 220-5200
FEMA Region VI(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)Federal Regional Center800 N. Loop 288Denton, Texas 76209Phone: (940) 898-5399
State Emergency Organizations:
FEMA State Emergency Contact — http://www.fema.gov/fema/statedr.shtm
Alabama Department of Public SafetyPhone: (334) 242-4445Website: http://www.dps.state.al.us
Alabama Emergency Management Agency5898 County Road 41P.O. Drawer 2160Clanton, Alabama 35046-2160Phone: 205-280-2200Fax: 205-280-2495Website: http://www.ema.alabama.gov
Florida Division of Emergency Management2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100Phone: 850-413-9900Email: florida.disaster@dca.state.fl.usWebsite: http://www.floridadisaster.org
Florida Emergency Preparedness AssociationPhone: 850-906-0779Fax: 850-893-1845Email: fepa@fepa.orgWebsite: http://www.fepa.org
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency PreparednessPhone: 225-925-7500Fax: 225-925-7501Website: http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness7667 Independence Blvd.Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806Phone: (225) 925-7500Fax: (225) 925-7501http://www.loep.state.la.us
Mississippi Emergency Management AgencyP.O. Box 4501 - Fondren StationJackson, Mississippi 39296-4501Phone: (601) 352-9100Toll Free Phone: (800) 442-6362Fax: (601) 352-8314http://www.mema.state.ms.ushttp://www.msema.org/mitigate/mssaferoominit.htm

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